It took me a couple weeks (three, or four?) to get back into the groove and to achieve my goal.
My goal was to get back to regular exercise, which I had slacked off on in mid-August, and had fallen completely by the wayside as I got back to school the end of September. I needed an achievable, small goal to help me get started.
I decided on this:
20 minutes of exercise at least 5 days of the week.
Small time committment, but consistent. The first week I think I managed three days. The next week I did four. The next week I don't think I did any. But THIS week! This week I achieved my goal!
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I successfully completed at least 20 minutes of exercise (a mix of cardio/weights and yoga)!
Now, I know that 20 minutes of exercise is good, but not great. I know that 20 minutes of exercise isn't going to help me achieve my other goals.
THIS goal was about creating consistency. Showing myself that it can be done, even in the midst of my current time crunched schedule. This goal was about just doing it, for 20 minutes. This goal wasn't about the bigger goals, it was just about taking those small, baby steps to start me on the path to those bigger goals. To create some momentum and energy.
Not all goals need to be grandiose and magnificent!
Some goals are simply there to help you taste some of that success! To get a feel for what those bigger goals might feel like when you achieve THEM.
My goal for this next week is the same. 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 days of the week. I hope to get 30 or 40 minutes in there at least a couple times, but I want to commit to at least 20.
Thanksgiving week will be a challenge due to houseguests, but maybe I can get them to go for walks or something.
Do you have a small goal you can set to give yourself a taste of success? Maybe it is related to food. Maybe it is related to better sleep, or a different morning routine. Maybe it is flossing your teeth three times this week, or saying a gratitude at least 3 times this week. I don't know. It could be anything.
But find a goal for the week. Something small. Something achievable. Something that can give you an amazing feeling of success and power!!
Share your goal with me in the comments and I'll help encourage you to stick with it!!