Happy, Thursday, my friends! It’s almost Friday, which means that for most of us, the hardest part of the week is almost over!
I just wanted to write a quick note to those of you who may be struggling out there. While my week has been pretty good so far, I know that for many of us, we are fighting hidden battles which leave us tired and discouraged.
This is just about the point in January when a lot of people start to give up on their goals for the New Year. You’re just over a week in, and perhaps you hit a few bumps in the road along the way, and this isn’t the thing which keeps you going through something that’s already hard. But before you quit completely, take the time to consider a few things:
- Does your life structure allow for your goals to succeed? Often we plan to change things in our habits but not our lifestyle – meaning that these goals never come to fruition. Like a plant in an over-crowded garden, the roots have nowhere to grow, and therefore they die before they can rise to their full potential. Perhaps there is an aspect in your life that needs to go before you can reach your next goal.
- Are your goals too complicated? Consider breaking it down and being more specific. This year, one of my goals is to be healthier, but this is too vague to pursue. Instead, for the month of January I have challenged myself to drink 64 ounces of water every day.
- Where is your motivation? Is it positive or negative? Perhaps return to the concept of Positive Momentum and re-evaluate your motivations. Remember that nothing motivated by negativity (i. e. fear, guilt, shame, etc.) will stick around for long. You need positive motivation in order to stay energized!
Sometimes in goal-getting it’s a process of trial-and-error. Remember that it’s never too late to tweak your methods or completely start over if you need to – just don’t let it beat you! I fully believe that 2020 could be the year you see the fruits of your potential if you put your nose to the grindstone and get to work!
This is also a friendly reminder that it’s okay to take breaks, too. Remember to stay well-rested both emotionally and physically, and don’t be discouraged! The Anxious Introverts of the globe are here for you!
How are you doing so far this year? I can’t wait to hear from you!