Simplifying with silence; it seems like an oxymoron for me, but alas goal 8 silence is really a goal.
You will heal. I will help.
Goal 7 Workout with Acceptance.
I have spent most of my life, like many of you saying, “My New Year’s Resolution is to be in the best shape ever.” Some years I have succeeded; some years not so much. But during all of those years I never had 100% happiness with and through it because I have never worked out and had acceptance. Typically I have worked out, truly focused and then (over) worked out and (over) focused because I never reached true acceptance.
Seems so basic, yet most people are never properly hydrated (I’m also raising my hand). So goal 6 hydration is where it’s at.
The human body contains anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. (Wikipedia)
We need and depend on water. Water not only is essential for survival, but it also just helps the body move properly and filter everything through us.
They say it takes 28 days to create a habit. I’m fairly certain that sounds about right. The problem is, how often do we really give any habits the chance to form? Goal 4 habit is today’s focus.
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It’s easy to say we have a goal and/or that we want to make a certain change in our lives, but without habit, change is can’t truly happen.
Think about it:
It all happens very quickly when we are striving for something but somehow just can’t seem to reach it. Do you see the problem? 2 weeks + 5 days + “it all happens very quickly.”
The problem is not our intention. The intention is always great. The problem is the follow through, the commitment and the true will to stick with something for the long haul.
Because my goals all include a long haul, one of my goals is to turn those goals into habits.
Whatever the goal may be, I’ll commit to it for 28-days (well except for that scale – she’s booted for the year)! This doesn’t have to be 28-days of a big, gigantic change, but instead 28-days of the cognizant, ongoing effort (none of my goals require quite the life-change that perhaps quitting smoking for someone would).
ps. Are you interested in Habits? Good habits? Beginning January 3rd I am doing a 28- Days Series on 28 Good Habits to Begin. Stay tuned.
p.s.s. Updated in 2018 to add: Trim this to 21 days; I believe that is the “magic” number.
Goal #1: The Scale
Goal #2: Simplify – Get Rid of Things
Goal #3: Simplify – Food
Goal #4: Habit
Goal #5: Nothing Financial
Goal #6: Hydrate
Goal #7: Workout….but with Acceptance
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