Monday, January 16, 2017

Motivational Monday~

Good Monday morning friends!  I hope most of your are enjoying the day off.

I stumbled upon this quote this week, and felt it was appropriate given many of us have either made a list of New Year's resolutions or set goals for 2017.

This quote really spoke to me.  It is so easy to give up on our resolutions and goals when things don't seem to be working out; we aren't seeing results fast enough, we set our expectations too high, we don't have the  time to devote to them or we just flat out give up.

Well, what if we asked ourselves this simple question when that happens?  "What if  I am going about it all wrong?"

For example:

You decided to work out in the mornings, but you're not a morning person.  Instead of quitting, find the time of day that works for you.

You want to eat healthier, but rush out the door in the mornings and choose fast food instead.  Plan ahead.  Make lunches on Sunday for the week, or plan extras for dinner so you have leftovers for lunch.  It's easy to just pack it up when cleaning up from dinner and put it in the fridge.

You want to cut back on your spending, so you say no to any "extras", yet you then feel deprived. Pick one guilty pleasure (within reason) and enjoy it once a week rather than every day (such as that fancy coffee).  Or, find a way to do that same thing at home yourself.  Buy a pretty new bottle of nail polish and paint your own toes.

Sometimes it's not the resolutions or the goals we set, it's that we are going about them all wrong!

Just something to ponder this week (as this is the week most will quit what they just started).


Melissa Fitch said...

Love this! Such perfect timing, too, as this is usually when I start to stray. Thinking I might even print it and hang in my office at the tennis house. Hope you have a wonderful week!

bj said...

o, i love the quote...gotta steal it from you. :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Just pinned true!