It’s that time of year again. People talking about what they want to do differently, personally and/or professionally. Life is already pretty hectic. This year, instead of “just” talking about more things to do, how about tackling what to stop doing to make room for the new?
- What do you really want? Define it. Whether it’s sleeping more, eating better, or working in more activity, write it down. Determine what you are doing that is blocking your ability to achieve this and what you would be willing to try instead. Write it down. Set a deadline. Make it real.
- Is it for you or someone else? If you are sick or no longer with us, that’s a problem. Taking care of yourself, therefore, isn’t selfish. It’s a must…And it’s for them and for you. #nobrainer
- Understand if you want different results, you need to do different things. Hoping for a toned body while sitting on the couch and eating vast quantities of high calorie foods, for example, is not a path to success. What’s something little to start doing today? Doing 10 pushups at commercial breaks? Taking one less scoop of whatever you are eating? You get the gist. The only roadblock here is not trying something new. I personally like to clean, rearrange furniture, and/or switch up the kitchen setup to help refocus energy when needed.
Whatever you decide, even if it’s simply that you like your status quo, I wish you health, happiness, and success at whatever you decide to spend your time on.