This week my three goals will be teeny, tiny and created with a bent toward being more positive. I hate all the negativity in the world. How about you? As a Christian, part of my gig is to be joyful, but I think that is a learned behavior, especially if you grew up in a home with a mom who was fearful all the time. I did. Today, I want more out of life. I don’t want to be afraid, and I don’t want to let my fear of others opinions be the determining factor in my recovery. I want change, and I’m on a crusade to get it. I’m using prayer, goal setting, and meditation to pave the way. Why not join me with three teeny, tiny goals of your own.
This experiment is about me trying to create new habits that will serve me through the course of my life, which is why I post similar goals many Thursdays. I am also trying to change it up from time to time, though, in order to stretch myself in the process of developing new behaviors/habits built on a foundation of positive thinking and acting. My thought is: Yes, bad things do happen in life, but our attitude often affects how well we fare when they happen. I want to fare well, so I’m working on facing tough situations through even tougher means of personal grace. I’m seeing progress, so I will continue in this vein.
Here are my three goals for this week:
1. I will continue to eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, and will add a colorful veggie salad at my evening meal every night this week. I love veggies and they are plentiful this time of year in NEPA, so this is a win/win winning scenario for me. Bring on the veg!
2. I will exercise for five minutes in the morning each day before doing anything else. This is a hard one for me because I usually am very stiff in the a.m.s, but I’m willing to do it because I so want to develop a love for early morning exercise. Plus, I am wayyyy less stiff once I do it. “Imagine that,” (she says sarcastically to herself). I may even buy me one of those wacky commercial workout tapes to help get me moving in the morning. Wouldn’t that be fun?!
Can you say, Richard Simmons?
3. I will work at not letting the food others are eating affect the way I eat. This one was suggested by a blogging friend of mine who always has good ideas for me, and who always has my ear (or rather, eye, since I read, not hear, what he says). I, like millions of other Americans, am distracted from good eats by restaurant fare, food commercials, and community food fests. This week I will strive to blaze my own trail with regards to food choices. I think this one can serve two purposes, because I can also use this as food planning and prep time, a goal that I have had on my teeny, tiny goal list for many weeks. Again, win/win. Yay!
Those of you who are in the habit of praying, please pray for me as I attempt to stay focused and on track with my three teeny, tiny goals this week. I know they seem very teeny, tiny, but if I can daily apply these goals to my life every day, consistently, soon my lifestyle will change.
Change is not only possible, but probable if we will but try to follow God’s design for our lives! I believe.
What teeny, tiny goals are you going after this week? How do you make change fun? Please share!