I have learned that I too often set goals too high. Constant failure to make the mark discourages me and I fall away from trying. Now I set goals that are attainable, see that I can easily do that, then add a little until it becomes a challenge. I sit at that level until that, too, is easy; increasing in small increments to make it a challenge again. This practice is protecting me from discouragement so I can stay the course. Start small. Build big!
This is my third time with SP. Before I would push so hard, trying to be the best. This time, when I first started, I knew I had to work for personal success and build up through personal challenge. Building a record of success, is making for a more joyful journey. 10 lbs. down, I'd say it's working
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Start a new healthy habit by picking one small step that you cannot fail at. That way you are starting with success and you can build from there. For example, if you wanted to stop drinking soft drinks, tell yourself you will switch from a large size to a medium.
That is a small step and one that you are likely to succeed with. The positive feeling of success will help you set the next small step.
Setting and reaching your goals is an important aspect of life, no matter what you wish to accomplish. Yearly goals can be too daunting and daily goals can be too much work to keep track of. Weekly goals are a great way to achieve success in any area of your life.
Just try to focus on one set of goals at a time, though it may be tempting to do more. One set allows you the greatest amount of focus and won't be as likely to overwhelm you.
Woke up today with a pounding headache, no energy, and wanting to eat comfort foods and crawl back under the warm covers. Even skipped my morning workout - a very rare event : ( But rather than let defeat take over, I went for a nice brisk walk at lunch time with a friend, and then I signed up for my first OFFICIAL 5K run a week from Saturday! I will feel better tomorrow!!!! I need to run!!!!185
Always remember that today is just one day in your journey - so take the break and set a new goal for tomorrow!!
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