Random Thoughts on Recovering— Jan. 19, 2022
If you’re reading this, I just want to congratulate you on failing to stick to your New Year’s resolution.
No, that’s not supposed to be a dig. In fact, there is research that shows that today (January 19) is the day most people give up on their resolution.
And I wouldn’t blame you, starting something new is hard. Take it from someone like me who struggles with starting new things all the time (my newsletter is just one example), it seems so much clearer in your mind.
So why I am bringing all of this up? Because, instead of just saying “oh look I failed,” I want to open your mind to a different possibility — recovering. Gone are the days when we fail and are too hard on ourselves, we’re now showing grace and practicing grit.
I think we tend to build our failures up in our heads, not allowing ourselves the peace necessary to just get back on track and act on our goals. For instance, the past week or so has been a rollercoaster. I went from publishing a new podcast episode to doing none of the other items I had outlined for the week.
Rather than get on myself about this, I tried to focus on one small thing I can do to feel “somewhat accomplished,” which was journaling and watching affirmation videos. Is that super cheesy? Yes. Do I care? Not one bit.
Every time we fail while trying to achieve our goals, we’re given an opportunity. We’re given a chance to learn how to do better, be better, and achieve more than we thought was possible.
So whether it be today or tomorrow after you’ve given yourself enough time to reflect, do me a favor:
Reframe the situation, recover on your goals, and reach for what is possible.
If that doesn’t work, maybe listening to my five-minute rant on goal-setting might.
SHORT Here’s Your 7-Day Guide to Getting Back on Track [Aaptiv]
A bit more focused on exercise/fitness goals, I still this short article is great as it lists out day-by-day small actions you can take to start your climb back to achieving your goals. Whether it’s the tip of prioritizing self-care and listening to your body or making things more social and including people to help keep you accountable, I’ve definitely taken something away from this and I hope you do too!
LONG How to Reset Your Life & Crush Your Goals in 2022 [Lifewithrumie]
A very detailed and outlined piece, this article gives great tips on getting clear with why’s, removing any clutter from your life, and attacking your goals with major “Main character energy”. I highly recommend this article if you’ve been in a funk since the year started or want a complete outline of how to get your best foot forward.
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