Countdowns and plans

With only a couple of weeks now left in the year it is time for you to reflect on where you are just now, and where you would like to see yourself in the next few months.

I am not a big fan of the New Year Resolution which I have talked about many times before, mostly because when they are made they are grand gestures with no plan to back them up or usually a lot of consideration in to ‘are they really what you want? ‘

Have a think about the resolutions you have made over even just the last couple of years…

I am going to eat better, I am going to get fitter, I am going to lose weight, I am going to take more time off… And the list of I am going to goes on.

Does that list look familiar to you?

I used to make a list like that too, and it never got me very far and usually I was saying all the same things the next year too.

Why?

Well, for a start the statements are too vague, there is no time set for them and there is no measurability. Along with that, it’s traditional to make the New Year your fresh start.

For those of you who have been reading my emails for a while now, you will know that I see every day as a fresh start.

You ate crap yesterday, get over it, get up and start again today… Always start your day on the right foot, even if you know you are going to be eating or drinking crap later, it’s not an excuse to give up right at the start.

That goes with your mood too, someone upsets you. Get over it, yes it can hurt your feelings and maybe you want answers, at the end of the day it’s their shit and their problem. If you did something to them first, apologise, do what you need to, after that it’s not your drama anymore.

Wake up thinking ‘today is going to be a good day’ (yes, even when you know you have challenges in the day ahead of you).

It is not easy, I am not trying to kid you on here that if you look at the world through rose tinted glasses then all is good, sometimes it’s not, that’s life, but if you start your day positive, it can help to make things easier to deal with.

Anyway, back to these New Year’s resolutions, by all means if you really want to wait to reset on 01st Jan 2016, fire away.

BUT.

Make your plan bullet proof this year, stop kidding yourself on and actually take action.

COMMIT to something, anything that will hold you accountable, make it something that you can measure and in a timeframe that is realistic and ideally in the next few weeks.

For example: In the next month if you think you would like to lose a few pounds, your plant to achieve this successfully includes signing up for Warrior Woman Project (www.warriorwomanproject.com) and Pilates (www.freedomintraining.co.uk/glasgow-westend-pilates ) so you have structure and a plan in place for success. You then have support and accountability and permission to change direction if you realise what you originally thought you wanted turns out not to be what you actually want.

I speak a lot about millimetre shifts, they have to be manageable, you have to be challenged without being completely overwhelmed. Every one of them takes you in the direction of a goal and that will either take you a step closer to achieving or a step closer to understanding what you don’t want.

If you are thinking of your resolutions now, I would love to hear what they are and help you out in making your plans.

Jen x

PS Remember, there is the Warrior Woman Project Event on Sat 9th Jan 2016 12-3pm we get to meet, we get to chat, you get to realise amazing things about yourself and we have a laugh… it’s a win win situation… book your ticket today https://warriorwomanproject.ticketlight.co.uk/order/gateway/13311630

 

 

 

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