Own That Sh*t- Goals
Have you ever set a goal only to end up “too busy” to implemement it? We have all been there, we make the goal to go to the gym 3X a week and then the busyness of life gets in the way. We allow ourselves to stay up too late, hit that snooze one too many times and then gym time is out the window. Or, of coarse, we have all set out to start a diet or some form of change to our eating plan. Quickly we let everything else in our busy schedule take precedence over food prepping or prioritzing planning out our day of food. What about a career goal? Many of us have big dreams of getting out of the 9-5 and following our passion but how many people actually make it happen?!
So I want to challenge you, when you make a goal- OWN IT. Don’t just throw it out there and say you want it- make a plan! If it is truly something you want, it’s going to take time, effort and a lot of hard work.
Goal: “I want to lose 15 pounds”
Writing down your goal, sharing it with an accountability buddy and putting it somewhere where you can see it every single day, will keep it in the forefront of your mind. Make a plan on how you are going to achieve that goal. Don’t let the craziness of life bury what’s most important to you!
Own That Sh*t- Actions
After you establish what your goal is, now it’s time to take action. This is where we usually go sideways. It’s so easy to be motivated for a week or even a month and then the glitter starts to fade. Action is not always sunshine and rainbows, it can be monotonous and often means doing those small things every day that others aren’t willing to do. It’s putting in the work when everyone else would have given up and thrown in the towel.
Keeping a clear plan of what your daily actions need to look like in order to reach your ultimate goal is essential to success. Create actionable steps every day that you can adhere to, to make sure you are continually moving forward.
Daily Actionable steps:
1. Establish your daily workout time 2. Set a time to check in with your accountability partner 3. Create a space in every day to make sure healthy food is available
Set specific times you will take these steps in your day, the more specific the more likely you will get it done! It can be so easy to allow life to get in the way of the actions you know you need to take. You own your day and if you truly want to reach your goal, put your foot down, do the work and don’t let anything else get in the way of you taking action.
Own That Sh*t- Emotions
No matter how clear of a plan we have, no matter how motivated we may be, we will all face ups and downs. We will have good days where we feel super optimistic and stoked about life and we will have bad days where we feel run down, stressed or unmotivated. This is NORMAL and we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t experience the highs and the lows.
Feeling happy and motivated? Own it! Ride that wave and embrace it.
Feeling stressed? Own it. Take a step back, recognized why you are stressed and what you can do to improve or change it.
Feeling run down? Own it. Look at your day, find what is urgent and what can wait, make sure you keep your health and wellness a priority so all other areas of your life can thrive.
Whatever you are feeling, recognize your emotions and before making any decisions influenced by how you are feeling in the moment, take a step back. Embracing how you are feeling, knowing it’s normal and okay and then moving forward will allow you to keep the big picture in mind.
Be fearless and unapologetic in what you want out of life. We are in control of each and every day of our lives. Make each minute, hour, day, month and year a picture of your biggest, wildest dreams. Next time you hesitate because you are afraid to take the risk or afraid of what other’s think, take back those thoughts and OWN THAT SH*T!
How will you own your day today?