What are your physical goals? Do you want to lose weight, exercise more, eat less, get stronger, increase endurance, feel less pain? To lay
I want to lose "that last 5 pounds" and feel more fit and strong. My mini steps are to
- Walk a minimum of 45 minutes 3 times a week. (or cross country ski soon)
- Do 1-2 Exercise on Demand Workouts a week
- Drink water regularly -- at least 6-8 glasses a day
- Become conscious on everything I eat and to eat slowly. Thanks Alex Shalman for
thereminder in your article Three Little Things to Make Your Life Better Today! With 2 kids it's easy to inhale! : )
Suddenly my final goal seems more obtainable. If I concentrate on one of
I make sure I stop and feel grateful for every mini goal met. When a big goal is met I am overjoyed, take
Emotional encompasses your own emotions as well as
- My husband and I use 2 steps that I think are wonderful and have helped to keep us so close. We have "date night"whenever we can. Whe
ther it be a long walk or a night out on thetown thetime away from thehouse, kids and the"to-dos" do wonders and help us to reconnect.
- The o
ther is on the26th (our anniversary is July 26) of every month we look into each o ther's eyes, assess thelast month, talk and say 'I love you". It might not have been theeasiest month or it may have been a wonderful month. But to know that on the26th we give gratitude to our love and relationship can heal whatever we have been through and helps us to know we always have each o ther.
- If I am feeling upset it helps to make a list of all
thewonderful traits of theperson I am upset with.
- I set mini goals in
these areas consistently and they seem to change with whatever relationships I feel "need work" and extra attention at that time.
How do you want to feel? We know with
- A gratitude list is a great way to feel good. Going through in your mind who and what you are grateful for upon waking and before bed are excellent ways to do this.
- I have been known to use
therubber band and snap myself out of those lingering negative thoughts.
- What makes you feel good? Do more of it.
- Who makes you feel good? See more of
them! Set mini goals to ensure you do so.
I feel I have to constantly educate myself or I become very bored and disconnected. Do you have a passion? Set some goals to learn more about it. There are so many free resources on
- Crosswords, Sudoku, Chess all have been proven to sharpen your mental abilities. If you exercise your brain consistently just like you would your body you will find you take in information and process it easier than before.
- Learn more about something you love or something you have been curious about for a while. Setting goals for educating yourself and expanding your mind will leave you open for inspiration and increase your self confidence.
Ok -- so I want to be "financially free" -- but WHAT does that mean for me and HOW in
I believe in
- What are your strengths? What do you want to do? Maybe you need to take Steve Pavlina's How to Discover Your Life's Purpose in 20 Minutes Exercise to move onto
thenext step.... The important thing is a break down of how much you need to live, how much you can realistically expect to make at each of theventures, education in theareas you want to excel in and mini goals to make it all take shape.
- Everyone who has excelled has taken several steps to get
there and had thedetermination to do so.... you can do it... you need to Ask Believe Receive as theLaw of Attraction and 'The Secret" say or you can use theo ther approach. I just read a post on Raymond's Attracting Your Goals blog that puts it in a different way. What BDH has to do with the Law of Attraction. It's a great post and I was happy to find it because it gives ano ther way of looking at things. BDH stands for Be Do Have and I believe that in order for you to succeed ACTION is key. You have to Be theperson you want to be and Do theactions necessary to Have what you desire. Thanks for theinsight Raymond!
I used to think Spirituality was JUST about religion but now I know differently. My beliefs don't fit into any one category "Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism". I believe religion/spirituality is a personal choice that has to resonate within you. If you can find that within one religion that is wonderful for you and churches and religious communities certainly have a lot to offer. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to many religions and through yoga, meditation and reading discovered spirituality. I think it is very important to feel spiritually connected and I have gained a lot in my last years' exploration. I have become more aware, I have become even more interested in pursuing religious and philosophical readings and I know how important it is to feel like you are connected and not alone. My goals keep changing in this area and I adjust my mini-goals accordingly.
, meditations, gratitude -- taking time for each are all part of my mini-goals to achieving Readings thestate of spirituality that I want to be in.
I didn't set goals in all
If you don't have goals -- how will you know if you've gotten to where you want to be? Use goal setting to help heal whatever physical and emotional hurdles you want to tackle. If you get exhausted just thinking about your goals -- mini goals may be just