Life is a journey full of small actions. One step in front of the other is the best way to walk. One day at a time. Setting goals AND Writing them down is important.
Let me take for example my goal, which is to lose 100 pounds.
I have NEVER had the desire or the need to lose 100 pounds, but here I am. So how do I do it, where do I start?
There are many, many, and many more programs on the market to help people lose weight. However, unless I have the commitment to stick to my goal of losing weight, no program will help me. I have to set a short-term goal for myself.
My short-term goal, which for me, is a huge goal, is to go to the gym everyday, Monday-Friday and to walk/run on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes. To make this happen, I had to think about how to put this goal into my schedule everyday. Uhh, I realized, I have to wake up earlier. This sounds like 2 goals to me.
My short-term goal is to wake up at 630am and go to the gym and walk/jog on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes. On day 1, I woke up as scheduled and I immediately allowed myself to get distracted. I made it to the gym and conducted my walk/jog exercise for over an hour, however, not at the time intended. It is important to specify your daily goals and make it happen.
Tomorrow, I will wake up at 630am, and focus on going to the gym. I will not check my phone, log into my computer, bother my son, nothing else but go to the gym. My daily short-term goal, to get my weight down by 100 lbs is to get up and go to the gym to work out for the next 30 days. Doing an activitiy every day for 30 days, they say, will create a habit.
What short term goals can you make for yourself, to create a habit?
Author - In-House Sport Bully Writer