We are more than half way through February already! In fact we are day 48 in week 8, and, there is remaining 317 days of 2014! Time moves quickly..perhaps do you agree, a little quicker each year?
Did you make new resolutions for this year? Are you doing all you can to fulfil them or as time slips by are you losing your momentum? The latter is not uncommon. Many set out in different areas of their lives to achieve or change something so that they become a better version of themselves. In the beginning they are motivated, excited and looking forward to change. Over time, often days (unfortunately), usually weeks or months, the motivation fades, obstacles become the norm and suddenly you are back to where you were… the beginning.
Good news… no you are not at the beginning or back to where you started. It may feel that way, you may feel that you have failed? Remember there is no failure only FEEDBACK! You are one step closer to achieving your goal, you just need to shake your self off, reset your path and try again. Einstein got it right a long time ago – in fact I suspect, he got most things right- “You never fail until you stop trying.”
Here are two strategies to help you head down that path to a happy and healthier version of yourself.
1) Believe it is possible! For example, your goal is to shed weight, however, if when completely honest with your self, you do not truly believe that you can or will shed the weight, you are sabotaging your outcomes. You need to believe it is possible. You need to be able to truly see your self at your new weight, what does it look like? What does it sound like? How does it feel? Really feel the feelings of having exactly what you want. Have that picture of the new you in your mind, check in with that picture regularly and believe!
2) Decide what motivates you most: a) moving away from the old, unhappy, not so healthy you and all that baggage you carry or…. b) becoming the new healthy version of yourself and how good you look, how much lighter and brighter you feel etc. For some people moving away motivates them more than moving to. There is no right or wrong, just work out which resonates with you most, and go for it!
PS Do you like my new site “look” for 2014? Still playing with a few things but a fresh start!
Be Happy & Healthy!