Monday, October 03, 2011
Goal setting is so important and we need to be specific in our goal setting. But how many of us are? I have a vague goal that I want to lose weight, but it isn't specific. I haven't committed specifically to any plan. Same with cleaning up areas in my home and office. I have a vague goal of getting organized and keeping a clean house. But no specifics on getting there.
This is why I have found the AAPT Club to be effective in my daily life. Attack A Pound or Pile Today! Doesn't sound that specific but to me, I have been motivated every day to pick something up or put something away, or make a healthier food choice, just be being a member of the Club!
Yesterday, I spent most of the day in the sewing room quilting a stocking. At the end of the day I felt like I had wasted it! I didn't really like the stocking and it wasn't as big as I wanted it to be and I felt so disillusioned. So this morning, I went back in there to look at it and fold some fabric to put away. And I was pleasantly surprised. The stocking was actually kind of pretty and with the right cuff added to it, quite splendid! The crux of the matter was that I didn't actually have a defined goal or pattern for the stocking. I just plowed in and created it as I went along, pulling fabrics from here and there. And at the end of the day I was dissatisfied. But now, this morning, with fresh eyes, I see it as something nice that someone will appreciate! I slept on it.
I guess we can apply this scenario to weight loss as well. We might have what we consider to be a bad eating day but after sleeping on it and looking back on it, it probably wasn't as bad as we though. Starting over with new direction in a new day would be key to getting back on the wagon.
Same with organizing our lives. Each day is a new day and if we take each pile or pound as a bite sized piece, it will be less overwhelming. So today's goal is to get in the shower and get dressed and stop spending so much time on Spark. I have work to do and clients to see! Later.