I suggest that we begin our New Years Resolutions now. So when January 1 get’s here, we’re not starting something from scratch. Instead, we’re working on maintaining it. If it’s a positive change we want moving forward in our lives, let’s work on making it permanent.
This past year I’ve been learning a lot about behavior change, neuroplasticity and positive psychology. I’m curious about what motivates us and allows us to be consistent in making one type of change, and incredibly resistant to make others. I don’t have a one size fits all answer, I’d just like to share everything I can so the changes we decide are important to us to make – happen.
Choose 1, 2, or 3 resolutions for Jan 1 2019. We’re going to begin them now.
So here are mine.
1- Aerial Acerbating skills
2- Making time for me (overcoming procrastination)
Last week we discussed gratitude. Many of you have heard me share that I feel grateful that teaching fitness is my job! Sometimes I get distracted and overwhelmed with life’s challenges. I’ll even admit, I can also be lazy and skip out on certain training I would like to do for myself. This definitely shows up with the ebbs and flows of my aerial training. It is something that is so near and dear to my heart and always on the forefront of my mind. That said, over the past year other priorities and distractions took precedent. (see previous blog on motivation)
With this new heightened awareness, It seems I need to aquire new skills in priority management and focus. With these new skills, I can get to where I want to be with my aerial acrobatics and still have the mental and physical energy for everything else in my life.
Next, making time for me. I’ve filled my life the past year with so many tasks and goals that I have neglected to really take time for myself and prioritize things I need to focus on for me. It’s taken a lot of time (and feedback from friends and coaches) for me to acknowledge this to myself. it may even be harder moving forward for me to learn to say no to other things. Procrastination for tedious tasks is a strength of mine, and I would like it to become a weakness. (Hello paperwork that’s needed to be filed for months) That could be another topic in itself. This actually ties perfectly into my first goal. Making time for me to do the training I want to do. Since this is something I’m more motivated to do now, I can practice that now, and then translate this new skill to the multitude of tasks that will continue through 2019. See, It’s not just the goal, it’s building the behavior and the habit of getting things done!
What are your goals for 2019? Share them with me! They may change, evolve, grow, etc. Let’s start somewhere. What do you want to be, do or have for 2019?