Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
The first month of the new year is over!! Can you believe it? I can’t!! it just seems like yesterday I was planning my 2016 goals, and trying to figure out my NYE plans. But at already one month in, I can honestly say I am NOT on track to reach my goals. When I realized this my mood was immediately blown; it lasted for a few days. Those days turned into a week, that week turned into 2 weeks. One day while looking at the calendar, counting the number of days since I had been to the gym, worked on my blog, and tracked mental health news, I realized at the time that is was only January and I have plenty of time to reach my goals! I just needed one thing-A Positive Mindset.
We have all heard various quotes about the power of the mind. If you don’t believe it, try thinking positively for a week. Despite all of the things that we have going on, if we stay positive about the ability to reach our goals we will. Here are a few tips to keep to stay encouraged and positive about your goals:
Remind yourself of your goals: Did you create a vision board? Look at it every morning! Is your goal to be healthier and/or lose weight? Hang that dress outside of your closet, so you see it daily. Try saving a photo of something that is goal related to your phone as your screensaver, we are always looking at our phones, right?
Reset and readjust your goals: We often set very general goals; to workout more, to start a blog, to take some me time. But sometimes we need more specific or smaller goals; if you break down the goal it could become more easily attainable. There is no shame in starting fresh with the same goal list! Progress, not perfection, is the goal.
Review your week: Take one day at the end of the week and review what you’ve done toward your goals. Celebrate what you did well, and reflect on what why other things didn’t get done and how you can do better next week. By being aware of when you are falling short and what caused you to fall short can help you change your behavior.
If you believe that you can accomplish goals, you will. It is important to know that just because you stumble, slow down or stop doesn’t mean you can’t get back in the race! Remind, Reset & Review as often as necessary and you will get closer to your goals!
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