We are 11 days in to 2017. And if we are on the same page I feel like yesterday was the 1st. It has already gone so fast. I will be honest too, sometimes I feel like ugh I didn’t get to the gym yesterday, I didn’t get a blog post up, I didn’t eat three square meals – you name it…. Can you relate?
However, for this year, it’s different, it will be different. I am not calling it a resolution. I have learned from my sports psychology and behavior change classes that resolutions, well, they don’t really work. We often set ourselves up for lofty goals, with the best intentions, but we don’t have an action plan, we don’t have a mindset shift, and we are quick to throw in the towel if things don’t go according to plan. It’s normal, it’s human nature.
What isn’t so normal is consistency, action, and positive perspective.
As humans, we can often play up our victim card. We make excuses for why or why not something did or did not happen and why we haven’t changed much. Shoot, I am guilty. We may find ourselves in the same position in a job year after year, an unhealthy relationship, wanting a relationship, gaining weight, stressed out, and so on. And when we look back at where we were a year ago – how much has changed? Some areas might have but chances are if we weren’t deliberate and purposeful in a given area of our life, not much has changed.
It’s not easy, no one said it would be. But it’s not hard either. The hardest part is actually wrapping our minds around taking the action. The action isn’t even the hardest part – it’s the link between knowing what to do and actually doing it.
Another thing to think about this year is time. No day, no minute shall be wasted. Thus if you fall off the wagon one day, just get back on it. That’s it. Keep your mouth and your mind quiet ;). No putting yourself down, no making excuses, no BS. Find the silver lining and continue to take action.
With positive perspective we can choose to live in the moment and when we do that we provide ourselves a sense of empowerment to do what we need to do right now. When we escap