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Sticking to your goals can feel like an uphill battle and often when we fall off track we think it’s because we are just lacking motivation. What if I told you that you don’t actually need motivation to stick to your goals and actually achieve them? We spend so much time waiting for motivation and we blame ourselves when it doesn’t come. We believe that motivation is something we need all day everyday and when we see someone who is seemingly very successful, we give them credit for being so motivated. But here’s a secret. Motivation is fleeting and it’s not something that is constantly around. Motivation is great and when its with us we feel unstoppable! But we shouldn’t wait everyday for motivation to come so we can take action because we’d be waiting forever! Here are 3 really simple ways to make sure that your goals become a reality even without motivation!

Let’s get into it!

Break Your Big Goals Down Into Small Habits

First we need to break our bigger goals down into small bite sized habits! When we have a big goal it can seem really scary and even downright impossible to achieve. Say you want to lose 50 pounds. That may sound big and scary! But if we break that big goal down into small daily habits, all of a sudden our goal becomes a lot more achievable in our brains!

Maybe a small habit for you would look like drinking 10 glasses of water a day and exercising 3 times a week for 30 minutes per session! That it something that is highly achievable and you know that if you keep up that daily habit, you will eventually reach your big goal!

Make Your Goal Measurable and Realistic

Secondly, we want to make sure that the goals we set are both measurable and realistic for us! Heres an example. We can set a goal that we want to get fit but we never know when we have actually reached that goal! Because being fit looks different for everyone and there is no way we can accurately measure wether we have reached that goal or not. Heres an example of a measurable goal: “I want to be able to do 10 pushups in the next 30 days”. Now that is something that is both measurable and realistic! Once 30 days rolls around you can test yourself and if you have achieved your goal you can celebrate yourself!

When we set goals that are not measurable then we never know when we have achieved them or not and that could lead to us falling off or getting uninspired! So let’s set measurable goals so we can celebrate ourselves when we achieve them!

Know Why Your Doing It

When we have a bigger why for doing something, its like adding extra emotion to our goal. Our bigger why is something we can refer to everyday. Our bigger why is usually attached to something bigger than ourselves. Our families, our careers, our dreams etc. Heres an example.”I want to get fit because I want to be able to run around with my grandkids after school” or “I want to gain more confidence so I can finally apply for that job or start that dream business”

When we have a bigger why for doing something it becomes so much easier for us to show up for ourselves everyday because we have a bigger reason for doing it! So now it’s your turn to decide, why do you have the goals you have?

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YOUR ACTION STEP FOR THE WEEK:

Write down your bigger goal and break it down into 3 daily habits that you can commit to for the next 4 weeks!

You may have set some big goals this year, but how many times have you set a new big goal only to end up feeling defeated by it and falling right back into old behaviours. When we set goals that are really big without first breaking them down into smaller habits, we end up setting ourselves up to be overwhelmed. This year it’s going to be different. This year I want you to own your goals and create lasting change!

If you incorporate these 5 simple habits into your everyday life, I can guarantee you will see powerful results and transformation in every area of your life! Let’s get into it.

1. Drink Your Water

This one goes without saying, water is important. Not only for our health but for our productivity and our energy. When we aren’t drinking enough water, its really easy for us to slip into eating extra food, feeling foggy and unfocused. When our bodies are lacking water, the brain begins to think we are hungry. So we reach for food and ask ourselves, why can I not stop eating today? Next time this happens, drink one big cup of water and wait 5 minutes. If your still hungry after that, then eat food! But most of the time, your body really just needed water! How much water should you be drinking a day? Adults should aim for anywhere between 10-15 cups a day. I know it sounds like a lot but that’s what it takes for our bodies to detoxify daily so we can feel our absolute best. Drink Up!

2. Move Your Body For 20 Minutes Daily

Our bodies are made to move. Moving everyday not only releases our happy hormones but it also gives us energy! I know its common to think that you’re too lazy to workout or to move your body everyday but here’s the thing..if you’re feeling lazy and want more energy, moving your body and working out is exactly what you should do! 20 minutes a day is something anyone can do, and if you cannot carve out 20 minutes a day, its time to re-prioritize your scedule! Time to get moving!

3. Journal For 10 Minutes Daily

Journaling is something not a lot of people do but it can change your life in big ways if you make it a daily practice. Did you know that just by writing down your goals, you’re 42% more likely to achieve them? So if you have a big goal that you’ve been working towards for months or years heres one simple thing you can do everyday to make it 42% more likely it will happen for you. Just write it down. Everyday. Write down your goal and why you want to achieve it, daily. Set a time that works best for you (mornings are great) so you can keep consistent with journaling for 10 minutes a day. If your new to journaling, try out this 5 Minute Journal that makes it really easy to journal every morning!

4. Create a Morning Routine

Mornings are the most important time of your entire day. How you spend your morning sets the path and tone for how the rest of your day goes. If you wake up dreading the day ahead, dragging yourself out of bed after the fifth snooze, your day isn’t going to go so great. But imagine if you jumped out of bed (see #5) every morning and had a routine to look forward to? Wether it’s reading, journaling, moving or meditating create a 20 minute routine that makes you feel good about your day ahead. A routine that allows you to connect with yourself before you go out and connect with the world. It can be hard to find time for yourself in the middle of the day so treat your morning routine like a sacred appointment with yourself that cannot be missed!

5. 5 Second Jump Out of Bed Rule

Do you ever find yourself not being able to drag yourself out of bed because the sheets are just so warm and its so cold outside and you just don’t want to get out? I’ve been there too! But since I started applying this new “5 Second Jump Out of Bed Rule” I’ve never pressed snooze, not even once. Here how it works. Set your alarm and mentally prepare yourself the night before to jump out of bed WITHIN 5 seconds of it going off. When we wait longer than 5 seconds, our brain goes into overdrive. Our brain starts to come up with all kinds of reasons why staying in bed is a good choice & ultimately pressing the snooze button doesn’t make you very excited for the day ahead! So if you want to learn how to get out of bed and into your day filled with energy, try this 5 second rule! You can find more on the 5 second rule from Mel Robbins!

When you change your habits, you change your life

There you have it, 5 simple habits that will change your life! Now I want to hear from you. Which one of these habits will you start first? Which one do you already do? Let me know in the comments below!

If your ready to change your habits, make sure you download my free guide that shows you 3 simple steps to habit change so you can:

  •  BREAK BAD HABITS AND MAKE THE GOOD HABITS STICK
  •  FINALLY GIVE UP UNHEALTHY FOODS AND GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE
  • CREATE CHANGE  AND MOTIVATION THAT LASTS