We are four days into the New Year. If you're like me, you set goals for the new year; to make it different, to start fresh with where you fell off last year...all goals being the change you've been waiting for. Then you wake up to day four, and realize you may have over anticipated your capacity for completion. That's not a good way to feel at the start of a new year-new you.
So where do we go wrong in the plan? Is it waiting to long to set the plan? Like maybe December 31st or January 1st, is to late to write out the goals; you brain needs more time to digest and reset itself to you new plans. Or maybe it's that we are being overly ambitious with the goals? I don't know about you, but I had a feeling of anxiety in ringing in the new year without the plan on paper or any sliver in the direction. Now on day four, there are already areas scribbled out the calendar, and daily goals moved to the next day...not part of the plan.
Frustrated by the anxiety that is getting worse, I decided to look to technology for a fix. We all can admit that our lives are on our phones; truthfully, can my millennial generation even function without their phone? The good news is, I found an app that can help keep the disciplines of the daily goals and keep accountability, even when my brain wants to tackle everything at once. With this app, I can track/check off the important daily tasks that will keep me moving in the direction of the goals I set. No more procrastination or moving things to the next day on the calendar or scratching it out completely; my app will show me that I am daily achieving rather than feeling like there are daily failures.
As an entrepreneur, running two business from my home office, doing off site consulting, being a wife, mother, girlfriend, and coach, it can sometimes be overwhelming to remember to treat myself with the same importance I place on everything else. Whatever core values you have in life or about life, make sure you make the time necessary to invest in your core values. Not doing so can lead to burnout, neglect, anxiety, and bitterness. And you can perform at your ultimate level with any of those negative feelings.
To everyone out there that can relate; let's reset. It's only day four of the new year, but let's treat today like it's day one. Write it down, tackle the goal, and don't let yourself make an excuse for not taking care of yourself first. In the end, you're all you go. Cheers to the New Year!