Do you have a goal to ‘be more healthy’ in 2019? Let’s take 5 minutes, refine the goal and guarantee you’re NOT part of the 92% that fail at it before February 1st.
My best friend Becky and I have the BEST New Year’s Eve Ritual. We grab dinner, discuss the year prior and uncover our dreams with this quick exercise:
GOAL EXPANSION EXERCISE:
1)Set a timer for 5 minutes and fill an entire sheet of paper with EVERYTHING you want to do in the upcoming year. Excuses like time and money are STRICTLY PROHIBITED! Put everything on the list!
2) Share some of the fun things you came up with! It’s wild what your brain will produce when you set it free.
3) Take a deep breath and circle the ONE that pulls your heart the most.
4) Write your #1 on a separate, small sheet of paper. Burn it! This step symbolizes you allowing the universe, God, or whatever you believe in to be your guide.
Now that you have your big goal, how do you break it down and REALLY make it happen? Here’s are five steps to simplify it and make it happen:
Step 1: Rewrite your goal to be as specific and clear!
Here are a few examples:
I commit to eating a veggie-loaded salad Monday through Friday.
In January, I’ll exercise three times per week for 15 minutes.
In quarter one, I’ll take a 60 minute yoga class once a week.
Specificity feels better, doesn’t it? Being clear in your goal begins to carve the path between who you are now and who you want to be.
Step 2: List your reasons.
There’s a mindset exercise I love to guide clients through called Why ‘Til You Cry. I’ve attached a video lesson from my Build Your Base course that’ll take you through it. The basic idea is to dig into all the reasons WHY you want to achieve the goal.
It’s never about salads, right?! Here are a few examples of my clients’ WHY after doing this exercise:
“I want to be there to walk my daughter down the aisle.”
“My doctor told me losing weight could help me get pregnant and I want a family.”
“I want to say YES to adventures like climbing Machu Picchu!”
Step 3: Add a date stamp.
Not having a date stamp on your NY goal is like a race with no finish line! When I look back at the most fit seasons of my life, there was a performance test that I was moving toward.Inside my 90 Day Mindset & Muscle Transformation group, we complete this a Fitness Test once a month.