At the beginning of May, I shared with all of you that I was taking a different approach to my goal-setting this month. Instead of setting specific goals as I had done in April, I would be participating in the #MyMay Self-Care Challenge from Krissie at Committed Coaching.
I am now entering the 3rd week of this challenge, and Krissie has encouraged us as participants to evaluate how things are working for us. She sent us a list of questions that she wanted us to consider and respond to – either via our Facebook group or an e-mail to her. I decided to take things a step further and share my responses here.
So here it is – my honest assessment of my work in the #mymay challenge thus far.
On a scale of 1-10, how much effort have you been to this process? Are you content with this?
I would give myself a 7 with regards to effort. There are about 6 goals that I am hitting every.single.day. The other 4 are hit or miss and I haven’t given much time or thought on how I can make those goals happen with more regularity. I am not content with a 7 effort but I think that it is a great start.
Where can you find two 10-minute blocks in your day to devote to a goal?
One of the goals that I am not hitting consistently is taking 10,000 steps a day. So this week, I am going to use a 10 minute break in the morning and the afternoon to use the compnay workout room and walk on the treadmill. 20 minutes won’t get me all 10,000 steps but it will go a long way to helping me hit that goal.
What are you letting get in your way? If you say you don’t have enough energy, where are you wasting energy? If you say you don’t have enough time, where are you wasting time?
I keep telling myself that I am too busy during the workday to get up and take short walks (i.e. to the water cooler, to the co-worker down the hall). But that’s not true. And in the evenings, I have scrapped family walks in favor of vegging in front of the t.v. or to play on Facebook.
Last week, I asked you to choose a non-negotiable. Did you do that? How did that go? Do you want to let the same goal be non-negotiable for this week?
Last week my non-negotiable was removing my makeup every night before bed. I did it and LOVED how much better my skin looked as a result. This non-negotiable has become a second nature for me now. Even when I came home at 1 a.m. from chaperoning a youth event at my church, I took the time to remove my makeup. This would not have happened before the #mymay challenge. I am trying to decide on a new non-negotiable for this week.
On a scale of 1-10, how motivated are you to keep up with your goals this week? What can you do today to set yourself up for success?
I am at a 9. I love the success I’ve had this far and want to keep it going. I am setting myself up for success by evaluating my week and identifying potential blocks – and brainstorming work-arounds.
There it is, the good, the bad, the plans for the next 2 weeks with regards to #mymay. I’d love to know how you are doing with your May goals, so feel free to share in the comments!