Change is a choice.
On October 1, 2018 I started a 90 day challenge, which included creating personal time for myself, daily fitness, drinking more water, daily gratitude, and giving up something I knew was bad for me. When that challenge ended in December I wanted to keep going, so I set new goals for January-March. With the first challenges integrated into my life, the new challenges were additions instead of replacements. As the end of March neared I started considering what my new goals should be, and felt very uncertain what I should do next… almost at the point of being unwilling to commit. By mid-April I still hadn’t set new goals, and had become inconsistent in doing all the things that had been so important in my every-day-life over the past six months. I started telling myself that I deserved a break from pushing so hard, and that taking a break from the structure was something I deserved. By the end of April I’d experienced many restless nights, more hard days at work, and in general I was less motivated in every area of my life. I just felt tired and kind-of uninspired.
By taking a break from goal setting and my positive daily routine, I learned just how important they are for my daily happiness.
I’ve discovered that the act of doing anything consistently creates positive momentum that naturally spreads into every area of life. I love challenging myself and feeling like I’m moving forward. I want to improve and positively change, and for me that requires structure, tracking my progress, and celebrating the accomplishment of doing something day after day!