Today I am going to talk about something I’ve just recently started doing, and it’s drastically improved my life for the better. I get up earlier, my days are more productive and I feel a whole lot of satisfaction; all because I am finally achieving my goals.
This is because by ‘goals’ I don’t mean saying “I will be a successful fashion blogger this time next year” or “lose two stone”. The goals I set are achievable and ongoing, day in day out. Rather than say the first goal of becoming a successful blogger, why not make the goal ‘I will publish 2 blog posts this week’, something highly doable and is still a step up on the ladder to that seemingly out of reach bigger dream you had before.
Rather than “I will lose two stone,” something I’ve repeatedly told myself since I started putting the weight on two years ago, I now say “eat 3 balanced meals today with at least 5 portions of fruit and veg,” again a step closer to the thing I’ve been longing for, but a more realistic way to reach it, as well as healthier. Only now in the past few weeks, have I not only started to notice physical results but I feel better inside to, just by concentrating on short term goals.
There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, but no one can jump that high at once, you’ve got to build a journey upwards.
And let’s be honest, how many of those unattainable New Year’s resolutions go out the window the second Ben & Jerry’s goes on offer at ASDA?!
I’m a big fan of the list.
Nowt satisfies me more than ticking a big fat box and feeling a rush of instant achievement and fulfilment. A small to do list is something you can write pretty much everyday, it takes 2 minutes, and is physical evidence for you to look back on and see that you’re accomplishing tasks. -It’s also an excuse to buy some banging new stationery.
What goals are you going to set and achieve today? I hope to get a load of Uni work done, get my fancy dress outfit for Thursday sorted and to see a cracking film at the cinema. (Also trying not to eat my body weight in chips would be fab).
Better start practicing what I’ve preached!
Thanks so much!