Consistency is key…but accountability is not far behind, surely?
We’ve reached that stage in any ‘normal’ January where the promises and goals of the New Year might be starting to slip. (Disclaimer: This year it’s ok if things have gone a little bit awol!)
But some form of monitoring needs to happen if we want to see improvements and instigate the changes that got us motivated to begin with. We can get caught up in the planning, and list making, and daydreaming about how productive we’re going to be this week, and then life happens.
There is no bigger regret than the things we didn’t do, and it is really easy to let other stuff take priority. I’ll catch up next week…next month…I’ll leave it until the better weather…. Sound familiar? Me too.
Yes we need to be a bit more kind to ourselves right now. But being kind also means holding ourselves to account every now and then, and having a bit of a pep talk with ourselves. Remember why you started, remember what you’re doing this for.
Make a diary note or appointment to catch up with yourself along the way. And write your “reasons why I’m doing this” next to it. Just in case you start to forget!
And how awesome is this image btw!?! Photo credit to Marten Newhall @laughayette via Unsplash.com