As 2020 comes to a close, I have a question for you…
How do YOU want to finish out this year?
Are you going to sneak out of 2020 passively or will you go out with a bang, feeling accomplished and ready to take on 2021? I'm ready to leave this year and slam the door on my way out!
It’s been a crazy one for sure but that doesn’t mean you have to just let the final days slip by and give up on the goals you set earlier this year.
Do you want to be passive, braced for the next thing that might happen? Or do you want to take back as much control as you can, and make progress toward whatever you want in your life?
Before we hit the busy holiday season, it’s a great time to look at what you want to still accomplish this year. What is on that list that is a SMART goal (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timebound) that you can finish by December 31?
What do you want to look back on when we wrap up 2020 and feel proud of?
YOU STILL HAVE TIME.
You can accomplish incredible things between now and the end of the year by doing one simple thing.
Any step forward is a step toward success. Many of us (hand raised over here) think everything must be perfect to take action. We feel that all the stars must be aligned before we can move forward.
I’m here to tell you that’s simply not the case. You can accomplish great things by doing the small things.
So here’s my challenge to you: pick one thing today that you can do that pushes your goal forward. One SMALL thing.
Let’s say you had a goal of running a 5k in 2020. Today, I want you to walk or run for 15 minutes. That’s it. Then, tomorrow, do it again. Then, next week, do it 3 times and add 5 minutes. Then, add 5 minutes to your time every every week until the end of the year. You’ll be crushing a 5k by the time the ball drops in Times Square.
Notice, I didn’t say go run for 45 minutes. Or run 7 days a week. One day, one small action at a time.
If your goal was to eat healthier, start with ONE meal. Start by planning ONE week of healthy dinners. Don’t think about the next 30 days. Focus on the next meal, the next day, the next week. Looking at the big picture can sometimes be overwhelming. Small steps. Small actions. Until it becomes a habit.
Here are a few resources to help you get back into a routine with eating healthy and exercising. My Jumpstart Exercise Guide and my Meal Planning & Prep Guide. Download them both and make one step toward living healthier as we close out 2020.
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