Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Am I prepared to reach my goals?
Anyone can set a goal but it takes preparation, planning, and motivation to see it through to the end.
I took the SP quiz; according to the questions it asks, I'm only 'sort of' there. I could use help with staying motivated. Well yes, I could.
Alot of times we reach our goals only to feel lost, and then our change turns into a temporary thing, rather than a permanent lifestyle change.
This is a goal, yes, but it is not an end in and of itself. It is simply a means to an end. The end being how I choose to live the rest of my life.
Will I help aging and poor health concerns to dig in deep and dictate how I live out my life, or will I do everything in my power to prevent the preventable and minimize the impact the rest has on me?
HOW will I accomplish this? I am sure it goes far and away beyond just eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and exercising.
Education is a start. I read everything I can get ahold of. I take it all in context - it's somebody's theory, idea, there's proof in some situations but not in all. Underscoring every nugget of information I uncover is this: We are all INDIVIDUALS, and what works for one does not work for your neighbor, your mother, your brother.
Nourishing myself outside of what I eat is a big issue for me. I fall flat on my face with this almost every single day. This is an area I need alot of help in, but I don't really know where to get that help, or even what I should ask for.
One idea would be to re-ignite my yoga practice, and rather than have it be vigorous, slow it down and take the time to really feel it and listen to what my entire self is telling me. Read the 'mental/spirit/emotion' articles in Yoga Journal, as well as some other inspirational and philosophical books I have.