So, I have a little confession to make. I haven’t been doing so well with the whole working out life hack thing. And yesterday, even though the topic was all about not allowing discouragement to impede progress, I did just that. I let the day slip away from me until it was 11:00, and not only had I not worked out, I also hadn’t completed my mega-project daily assignment.
I hopped online to approve comments one last time before going to bed, and I saw this comment. And I was immediately convicted! Bethany is sticking to it and allowing her life to be changed by adding in more self-discipline, while I was failing. So, I found myself cleaning out the laundry/utility/pantry room at 11:00 pm last night. It took much less time than I originally thought, and it felt so good to get back on track.
As I cleaned, I pondered. You ladies who are sticking to this challenge will see positive results in your life and attitude, I really believe that. And the only person losing out by my lack of follow through is me. But as this thought crossed my mind, it was quickly followed by another one: It’s not just me who suffers from my lack of discipline, it’s my family as well. (<–Tweet This)
That’s why I want to stick to it, and change this about myself. Because my family deserves the best.
Today’s Assignment: Realistic Goals
It’s important to set realistic goals. Crystal says this:
Do yourself a favor when setting goals: be realistic and thoughtful about them. Even if they don’t seem quite so amazing, it’s better to set the bar lower and actually meet your goals than to set the bar too high and keep falling flat on your face.
I think it’s important to have both big and small goals. The small goals should be leading us toward larger life goals. But they have to be broken down in a way that they are achievable. For example, my life-goal might be to be more organized. A smaller goal is to de-clutter my house, and that’s what I’m focusing on right now. This is broken down into bite-sized goals (my daily pieces) that keep me on track.
Assignment 1: Continue with Small Habit
Success…dressed and bed made right away
Assignment 2: Continue with Life Hack
I’m struggling with this so far, as I mentioned above. Hopefully I’ll have better news to report tomorrow.
Assignment 3: Mega-Project
Today, I’m working on the hallway closet. Lots of stuff just kind of got stuffed in there when we moved because there was no other place to put it. I want to make better use of that space.
How are you doing? How did day 6 go for you. Are your goals achievable?
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