There is something great about new beginnings. The start of the new year is one such time, when the past is an increasingly foggy memory and the future offers the clarity and promise of possibility. We are now arrived at the time for plans, so take a moment to evaluate yours!
It is important to be honest with yourself when setting out goals. I usually jot down three areas of my life that I want to improve with three manageable goals for each group (For example, Business, Health, Family; it's my 3x3 plan!). What I mean by manageable is that I don't set out to accomplish goals that are unrealistic or just downright outlandish. The key is to make changes that are lasting and realistic. For example, if you have never climbed a mountain before, don't commit to climbing Kilamanjaro. A more realistic goal would be to sign up for several rock climbing classes or commit to hiking several times each month. You want to complete a marathon but have never run before? Then, start working towards a 5k or a 10K, and go from there. My intention is NOT to squash dreams here, I just want you to be realistic and have success in achieving your goals. Building upon first time accomplished and manageable goals is a great way to see those extravagant ones come to fruition in the future.
I just read about a great way to stay motivated each day. Create a vision board, or even more simply, come up with a word for the year that will help you realize your goals. Display your board or post a word on your bulletin board or anywhere near your desk where you will see it frequently.The daily affirmation may help you stay focused. My word for 2016 is OPTIMISM. If I wake up and approach my day positively and optimistically, I will probably have an easier time achieving my goals. Most often than not, we have the power to influence our days for the better.
What's your word for the year? I'd love to hear from YOU! And remember, I am here to encourage and motivate you! You CAN make your journey to better health with a little planning and positive thinking!
Here's to a healthier and happier 2016 for all Bee Fit followers!