We have been focusing on 31 days to Focus on YOU for July. It is always encouraging to receive feedback from readers and I’ve included this comment because it made me think about an important point about how we should few our plans, lists and goals.
I love your 31 days plan! And so many other things about this post! Congrats on the progress you’ve made on your 2017 list. I really appreciate the way you have set reasonable goals for 2017 and for the 31 days. I got carried away with my list for this year and though I’ve accomplished several things on the list, I can’t help but be a little discouraged. Oh, well, who says I can’t carry them over a few months?
Now you all know I’m big on lists and setting goals – that is just the way I’m programmed. I’m someone who needs to work towards something.
However, sometimes we can’t always tick off as quickly as we would like. Life gets in the way and as my reader commented it can be a little discouraging.
Don’t stress, cut yourself some slack & move forward
I think that sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves – I know I do. I feel that I have let myself down if I don’t achieve something I’ve set out to do. Learning to accept and relax a little is just as important in achieving anything in life, because if our mindset isn’t in the right place we won’t achieve anything. It is important to consider our mental health and the importance of taking a mental health day.
However, cutting ourselves some slack should not be confused with giving up or just being lazy – they are two different mindsets. In my post, 4 Ways to Get Back On Track When Life Gets In the Way I talk about ways to get back into your fitness goals. However, the suggestions really apply to anything you are wanting to achieve.
So if you are working towards a goal or just ticking items of a list remember to succeed you need to :
- Be Flexible
- Accept that life can produce obstacles
- Get back on that bike and move forward
The one thing you should never do though is GIVE UP!