Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your goals get derailed + you find yourself wondering how it happened. This happens to *almost* everyone at some point, but you can’t let it keep you down + discouraged. We’re helping you reset if you find you have fallen off the path + want to find a way back to your goals —
When you feel like you need a reset, take a minute to pause + write. Write down your current goals//habits + reflect on where you are in the process. Nothing is *too big* or *too small* — write it down. You’ll get a handle on where you are + where you want to be.
Now that you have an idea of where you want to go, make a few categories where your goals fit. Some example categories may be Sweat, Eat, Career//Class, Family + Friends. Start sorting your goals into these spaces + then re-read through your goals. Do you have the same goal twice? Or does one goal lead to another [i.e. start to run a mile 3x a week + run a race]? Start grouping these goals to build a plan for yourself.
FIND A STARTING PLACE
They key to getting started is just that — start. If you’re goal is broad you must find somewhere to begin. Start with one meal, [CHAARG Coconut Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookie? Yes please!], one run, or one hour of studying. There is no shame in saying *no* to something so that you can prioritize time for your goals. If you’re having trouble finding a place to start, reach out to a CHAARG girl in chapter//area//Facebook Group to ask your questions. Better yet, reach out to someone on Instagram who inspired you to make this goal. They will love hearing from you, you will move one step closer to your goal, + make someone feel appreciated along the way.
MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS
Once you start on your goal, find a way to track your progress. This can be anything from progress photos to re-visiting your list + crossing a few things off. Whatever you do, find a way to look back on your journey to smile + be proud of all you have accomplished. Use your progress measurements to motivate you into achieving your goals + becoming the version of yourself you want to be.
If starting a goal from each category is overwhelming, then pick one goal + focus on it. You may find your other goals naturally fall into place. If you’re determined to run a half marathon, you may find you are fueling your body with more natural food choices + finding a positive mindset because you are moving + *happier.* Find something you are passionate about, focus, + see what other good things come your way.
If you’re going through your goals + fall off the wagon, take time to define where you want to go + reset. Once you get started, having a *bad day* doesn’t mean you have to start over from square one. Keep yourself focused + you’ll be back on track tomorrow. We cannot wait to see what YOU will do next.
+Virginia [@virginia_inchaarg] // Columbus, OH