Hello! Hope you had a great weekend and that you're easing your way back into the weekly grind. How have your New Year's Resolutions been going? Have you been sticking to them? Or are they already a distant memory?
I read an article that talked about setting resolutions in a different way. One of the ideas said that it's fine to set a big goal, but to approach it in small steps. That way, you have a better chance at achieving what you want without giving up the first time your resolution becomes a challenge.
Another tip that I found myself nodding my head emphatically at my computer is to make sure your goals/resolutions are specific and realistic. For example, don't say you're going to get up early and work out if you aren't a morning person. Find a time that's better for you and one that fits your schedule. Pencil in times on your calendar/phone/planner; this makes it an official appointment, a specific time frame, and something you can look forward to. Yes! Look forward to it! If you go in with a negative attitude, chances are you won't stick with it.
If the time you scheduled doesn't work, find a new time instead of trying to force yourself to do something that isn't working for you. That may *seem* pretty obvious, but we can be a pretty stubborn breed. It took me a year to acknowledge that I no longer wanted to practice yoga early in the morning, and that reading and writing was what I wanted to do. Now the challenge comes in finding out where I can fit in my practice during the rest of my day. Which is one of my resolutions. :)
Which leads me to my quote for the week by Cheryl Strayed...
"I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore."
Have a great rest of your Monday!
Love, happiness & coffee,
~ Heather ~