It is really easy to say that you are going to finish something, or start something, but actually following through with it? Now that can be the hard part. I can’t tell you how many times over the past year that I have said “I need to read more books” yet I have not completed one single book since last summer. I decided this month that I was going to write down a few of my goals somewhere instead of just talking about them. Perhaps this approach will keep me more accountable. We are one week into the month and so far I think this approach has worked for me. I took my first lunch break out of the office yesterday in probably a month, maybe two. My food expenses have gone down. I have spent more of my free time reading (and writing) than staring at a TV screen. Most importantly, I haven’t been afraid to say “yes”. I am guilty of being a creature of habit and have fallen into a routine that I would like to break out of a bit. I may not be able to complete all of these goals this month, but I now have this reminder in my phone to give me that extra push.
Whether your goals are short-term, long-term, fitness related or not, I challenge you to write your goals down somewhere. Even if you have just one small goal, write it down. If you already have a system that works for you, I challenge you to share it with me! I would love to hear how others are conquering their goals 🙂