I took time off recently. Now, summer is over. Time to focus on goals. Was it too hot to exercise where you live? Were you busy with events and family visits?
September is the month to get back on track.
Take a pen and paper.
Write what you want to accomplish.
Divide the goal into small manageable tasks.
Add the mini-tasks to your planner.
AND DO THEM!
The trick here is to make the tasks palatable and realistic, allowing you to reach your goal.
AND do not listen to your inner voice, you know, the one that comes up with excuses or says you CAN'T do this!
Here is an example:
Goal - Lift weights 3 times a week for 30 minutes. For someone who is not an exerciser, this goal can be a bit overwhelming.
Start by getting up 10 minutes earlier to exercise at home. Only 10 minutes. Do that for a week.
Extend by 5-10 minutes every week.
At the end of the month you will have added your 30 minutes. They will be built into your day. If it gets too challenging, stay at 10 minutes longer. (Even 10 minutes is better than nothing.)
Need ideas to exercise: get our apps. They are not expensive and will offer variety to keep you challenged!
Need help with your goals? Research S.M.A.R.T. goal on the internet (specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time- bound).
This mini-task technique works for cleaning up your desk or your cupboards too! Ha Ha!