Updated: Dec 16, 2019
When you undertake to make habit change, it’s not something that can happen overnight. Here are some points to keep in mind when you pick you goals and try and work on them on a daily basis. You know the rule: not more than 2-3 small goals. Visualize yourself and the goal manifesting first thing in the morning and before you turn in for the night. Commit to 20 mins a day at least of action.
1. This isn’t a race-it’s just habit change. Keep your goals just beyond what's comfortable. Too far out and you’re setting yourself up for failure.
2. Account for the time it’s going to take for your daily goals- something’s gotta give. Think of the changes you will have to make in order to fit in the new-normal-you. Rule of thumb: instant gratification is fleeting; delayed gratification is more lasting. Keep visualizing the life you want.
3. Be wary of big, early success–psychologically this is often followed by a sharp decline. Your aim should be for small, steady gains.
4. Resist the temptation to try and make up for a missed goal the next day. It will just add to your stress to have double the to-do. If you’ve lost a day, just let it go. It’s much more important that you show up for the next day.
5. Give yourself the tactile satisfaction of ticking something off ✔ Download and print out a daily calendar and keep track of your progress. It’s three sheets of paper. Reuse a single side printed sheet if you like. Here are some-take your pick.
6. Keep showing up for group activities. If you feel like you’re a part of something bigger than your solitary pursuit, you’ll get so much more of a boost. If you missed it, here’s the link to our last webinar.
That’s it from me. Keep at it. You are not alone! Let me know about your progress and your struggles.