Setting goals in real life
I think we have all learned that life happens. Now let’s learn how we can grow from it.
New Year, new you? No way. This turn of the calendar page simply means new opportunities for the same awesome you. New Year’s resolutions sound good in theory, who doesn’t like the clean look of a fresh page or a blank canvas? In practice, however, these resolutions can become a burden on our well being. These well intentioned goals become markers of success and if we don’t reach them, we can feel like we have failed the whole year. New Year’s resolutions are over.
Keep challenging yourself
Just because you aren’t setting resolutions doesn’t mean you can’t challenge yourself. No matter the date on the calendar, make sure you’re open to trying something new. You have your past experiences as tools to use in ackling the unfamiliar. In the end, you’ll feel stronger and more confident. Need some motivation? Try a new class, or join Flex Fundamentals!
Set goals that work for you
You know yourself best, so you know what works and doesn’t work for you in terms of ability and time availability. Set goals that will work for you and break the big picture goals into mini goals, to keep things less daunting, while also being a richer experience. Always keep in mind that just as your life’s needs and wants evolve, so do your goals – goals change and that is OK.
Be kind to yourself
No matter where you are in reaching your goals, remember to practice patience with yourself. We can be our own worst critics, so let’s flip the script this year. Celebrate your accomplishments, take joy in the little things, and give yourself credit where credit is due. We’re all out here trying our best, and it is a process finding what works and what doesn’t.
Know that you are not alone
Take advantage of the tools at your disposal (like classes and private sessions). Ask questions. And know that I am rooting for you, even when you don’t feel like rooting for yourself.