This year I've learnt that one week is rather predictable. One month... not so much.
Our priorities are always shifting, so we need to be flexible too.
I find 8 - 12 week challenges are great for single pointed focus - ie. a fitness or diet overhaul - because it takes time to absorb new information and establish new habits.
However after months of shifting my awareness and focus from one foundation to the next I've arrived at a place where I'm quite comfortable and happy to cruise.
When do I feel my best? When my foundations are solid.
My hack for keeping them in check?
ONE WEEK CHALLENGES!
Grab a pen and paper (or a whiteboard marker and a mirror :p) and write out your goals for the week for the following headings.
I'll include some of mine as examples.
- In bed by 9:30pm
- Aim to be asleep by 10pm
- 7-8hrs sleep
- Meals + snacks prepared
- Allowed max. of 3 meals out (already had 2 and it's Monday pm damn!)
- 4 weights sessions
- 1 Get Low dance class
- At least 2 surfs
- 3 Get Bendy stretch sessions min. of 20mins
- Sunrise at the beach every morning
- Dust + clean bedroom fan
- Wash + vacuum car
- Re-write current to-do lists (see how I prioritise them here)
A list of 'I am statements' that are relevant to what you're going through.
I like to write a list of these each Monday (usually in whiteboard marker on my wardrobe / ensuite mirror). They are effective little pick-me-ups and can instantly transform our thought patterns.
- I am attentive
- I am calm
- I am rested
- I am inspired
- I am ready
- I am letting go
- I am strong
- I am beautiful
- I am loved
Only you will know what I am statements are relevant to you. Take a moment to recognise what you may need more of.
And that's it!
Feel free to add more categories though!
I'd love to hear how you go.
Have an awesome week :D