When I am creating my task list for a large or long-term project, I like to start my list with items like ‘brainstorm about project’ and ‘make task list.’
I’m not being cute or silly with those things, I’m being strategic.
Having things like ‘make list’ on my list creates an opportunity for an early victory.
As soon as I finish my list, I can cross something off.
That quick win is encouraging and helps me build momentum.
When we are thinking about a long- term plan or goal, we spend a lot of time looking at the road ahead, measuring how far we have to go.
I’d like to encourage us all to take a glance back to see how far we’ve come.
I think today is a great day to celebrate some fitness goal wins, no matter how small they are.
- Done some brainstorming?
- Made a plan?
- Figured out the time, clothing, or equipment you need?
- Tried your planned activity?
- Completed a session of your planned activity?
- Found a fitness buddy?
- Set up a tracking sheet?
- Read this encouragement post?
Incorporating new or expanded habits into your life is a slow (and sometimes tricky) process.
It’s important to find ways to acknowledge and celebrate your efforts so you can remind yourself that you are making progress.
Here’s a gold star for your efforts so far.
Please me about some of them in the comments.
Throughout January, Christine H will be creating short posts of encouragement for all of us who are creating, building, or expanding our fitness habits. She’ll be awarding gold stars for our efforts and enthusiastically shouting, ‘Go Team!’ as we work together to make progress. ⭐️