Have you been in a rut recently? I get that way sometimes too; ambling through life working without a goal. Usually it happens after I reach a big goal, or a big event passes. When this happens, I like to sit down and set a few goals to help me get on the right track. This is my process for setting the right goals, and some helpful hints!
1. Set a timer
Set a timer for 5 mins and write down everything you want to accomplish this year, month, week, LIFE even. It can be as simple as “do a cartwheel” or as complicated as “walk on the moon”. What’s important is that you acknowledge your dreams.
Go through your list and mark the ones MOST important for you to accomplish. For example: I’d mark “have a family” over “see a concert front row”. Remember that everyone is different, so what’s important to you might not be important to someone else. If you have a list of one month goals, it’ll look different from someone’s year long goal list. Capiche?
3. Chisel Away
Use your planner from last week 😉 and do at least ONE task everyday to help reach your goals. Whether that means going for a run, or meditating for half an hour: you’re one step closer to becoming your ideal version of yourself.
4. Celebrate your accomplishments
I can’t stress this enough! It’s important to recognize a job well done! Be sure not to celebrate in a way that will tear down your hard work, (i.e. eating cake for sticking to your diet) but choose a reward that will MOTIVATE you (i.e. new workout clothes). This way you’ll move past your short term goals onto your longterm goals.
5. Never Settle
It’s okay to take a break, but as Jillian Michaels says “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” Always strive to be better than your were yesterday. Somedays that’s as simple as getting out of bed when you’re depressed (I’ve been there) and other days you’re going to run a marathon. They’re equally incredible. Mentally, physically, and emotionally. Never settle for less than you deserve; whether that’s from yourself or from others.
Keep chugging away at your dreams! Comment and share how you’re going to change your life TODAY!!
Remember: incredibility is not dependent on the loftiness of the accomplishment, but on the way it makes one feel.