It’s the same way with tasks or goals. We will say we want to lose weight, workout and eat right and we do for a week or two. Then the excuses come, I don’t have the money to buy healthy food this week, I can skip a day or 2 or 3 at the gym. Before you know it, you’ve convinced yourself that you’re happy being overweight and truly don’t need to change. The lies we tell ourselves! We have to be open and honest first with ourselves.
If you know you lack motivation and follow through then get a buddy or friend to hold you accountable. Better yet, pay for a personal trainer, shelling out the extra cash for a trainer is the extra motivation some of us need, gym fees alone are often not enough.
Write yourself little post it notes and leave in the places you frequent the most: bathroom mirror, refrigerator door, bedroom door, closet door, remind yourself of your goals and visions for your life. Journal, write it all down and set short term goals attainable by the week, mid term goals attainable in a month or 2, then long term goal attainable in 6 months to a year and track your progress. Start small and build up, that way you build confidence while creating positive life style changes.
Be realistic with yourself when setting time frames and know your limitations. Develop a support system, even if it consists of prayer and meditation versus actual people. Because you have to know your circle and if it’s full of negative Nancy’s then you’re shooting yourself in the foot.
Everyone around you is not always cheering for your victory, some just want a front row seat to see your defeat. Don’t give them what they want. Trust you were born with the Divine purpose to win.
Believe in yourself and believe in your own self importance. More importantly believe you can accomplish any and every goal you set in all aspects of your life. Claim it! You are victory personified! And it is so! #Micaiahism Just a diverse woman sharing my thoughts, ideas and 2 cents!