ACTION TAKING Pt. 1
We don’t know about you, but we’ve spent quite a lot of time scrolling through IG, going through life waiting, wishing, hoping for things to change.. We wanted the life, the healthy body, the relationship, the community, the dream job., essentially, we want it all. . Surprisingly wishing and wanting didn’t do a whole lot. *wink wink*
It is HARD, to create change and it often seems that when you decide to, the universe tests you, as if to ask “Yeah, you say you want all these things, but are you willing to do whatever it will take?”. Spring is in the air, it’s the season of fresh starts.. Let’s do this! So start simple and then build from there, you’ve got this!
We’ve been through it, and we are going through it, here are some of our tips.
Create a plan and break your goals down into a weekly, 6 month, yearly, 2-3, and 5 year basis. This will allow you to be very intentional with your goals and and really map out which areas of your life need attention and when. It can be easy to set goals of all the things you want but this can make it unrealistic if you don't see the step by step progress in achieving them. Breaking it down into these smaller segments allows you to focus on it daily and develop a foundation on a simple gradient to making them happen.
Take your goals one step further and build them into vision boards. Having pictures represent your goals makes them feel even more real! When you have these pictures to look at daily it gets you excited and you can really start believing you can have it now!
You can take a look at one of our vision boards above, it’s also a great reminder when things are feeling overwhelming to pull you back to your ‘WHY’.
GET BACK TO BASICS
It is so easy scrolling through IG, FB and and walking around to want to add in all the extra, you know, plant chia seeds in your bed, inject sunshine into your veins, sit upside down for 5 minutes while saying your gratitudes...
Really, the best thing you can do to start taking action and working towards your goals consistently is to bring it back to your foundation. When you have a solid foundation, your structure can be built sky high. So what are those basics?
MAKE YOUR BED
MOVE EACH DAY (exercise, get that body moving.)
3 MEALS A DAY
Establish an AM and PM routine
MAKE IT FUN!
We’ve created this accountability sheet for you to print out, and use!
I have found over the last few years just how integral having a morning and evening routine is. It allows me to remain in my power during the game of life. This is my current AM/PM routine, it took a long time to refine and allows me to perform at my peak. It may not be right for you, but I think it’s a great reference for you to build your own.
The most important thing is to be the best that you can be each day and to check in on what you need. Create the space to ask yourself what you need each day, that’s the best place to start.
EVENING ROUTINE (NO PHONE OR TECH)
TEA AND JOURNALING
GRATITUDE, JOURNALING & CHECK IN
TOP 3 THINGS TO ACTION TOMORROW
SILENCE & INTENTION SETTING
MORNING ROUTINE (NO PHONE OR TECH)
- BRUSH TEETH / DRINK LEMON WATER
SILENCE / INTENTION SETTING
Day to day life can be chaotic, and we know that feeling of losing control. These “life foundation” basic routines can bring back your personal power. We suggest that you try to do these 4 things for a month, without trying to add in all the extras (wait a month to plant chia seeds in your bed!). Work to establish a habit, and therefore a strong foundation.
This strong foundation will make it SO much easier to tackle just about anything.
MAKE A SCHEDULE
Create a schedule for yourself so you know what is going on when and where you have free time for workouts, coffee dates, work, passion projects etc.
Having a clear agenda will help you fill up your calendar so you can stay motivated and do more! The less busy I am the less I do! Funny isn't it? Make your calendar more fun by doing a bullet journal, colour coding, emojis etc.
In addition to using calendar apps, we suggest as awesome planners, and tools.
JUST DO IT
The longer you wait to take action the longer you leave room for failure. If you don't ever try nothing can come of it. IT may not be perfect the first time you go for it but at least you are making progress on working towards achieving what you want. Making mistakes is a part of the progress but you have to keep working through these challenging situations to find the greatness that you want to create on the other side.
The Project YOU Team