Before I get started today, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been following along with the series and liking the posts. Also a big thank you to those of you who have started following the blog! I really appreciate your support.
We have been over so many different aspects of goal setting! We’ve talked about why we do it, how to do it, how a morning routine can help and now we’re going to get into how to stay on track.
Staying on track with your goals can be quite difficult sometimes. It’s easy to let the stresses of life get in the way. It’s even easier to put yourself and your needs at the bottom of the totem pole.
So we need to be ready to combat those stresses! We need to be ready to put ourselves first sometimes. Now, this isn’t a license to not do anything. This is a license to take care of you first, otherwise you won’t be able to take care of those who need your attention.
Picture that you’re doing a great job sticking to your goals and your new morning routine. One day you wake up and everything seems to go wrong. The coffee maker isn’t working, your kid lost one show (not both, just one!), your commute takes twice as long as you expected it to and so on and so on. (Yes, I have had that kind of day!)
I would normally have a meltdown. But I’ve learned more recently than I would like to admit, that melting down isn’t going to help anything change. That I can choose how I react to the stresses in my life! What a concept!
You can meltdown or you can choose to stay calm and push forward! It sounds easy right? I know that it’s not. But if you practice taking a moment before you react to a situation and thinking about what good it will do to meltdown over it, you’ll realize there are a lot of situations that a meltdown will do nothing but make you feel worse.
So next time your day starts to spiral out of control, don’t give up! Take a deep breath, remind yourself why you’re doing all of this and tell stress to beat it!
If you do that routinely, before you know it, that will become your go to response to stress. And stress will be just a bad memory. Plus you’ll feel more relaxed.
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