Be Your Own Best Friend! Schedule Appointments With Yourself!
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This month I am using the SparkPeople Planner feature to schedule appointments with myself to exercise, drink the water, take time for strength training, sit down for meditation, etc. You can send yourself daily emails (Jilliam Michaels doesn't have to do it) and remind yourself about your goals, send yourself a motivating quotation, keep appointments to exercise, & congratulate yourself on a job well done! It is amazing how much it is boosting my efforts!!!
The Planner feature can be accessed from your Start page by clicking on the drop down button titled Planner. Also, you will find it in the middle of your SparkPoints page and you will earn 1 point for each appointment!!!
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Schedule your weekly exercise routine and consider it an appointment. With 3 kids and a full time job, my biggest excuse was always "No Time". Scheduling exercise helped me plan my weekly routine and hold myself accountable.
This works especially well when you schedule your exercise appointment with a friend or enroll in a scheduled class.
Schedule an appointment to do a task you've been putting off
Instead of cluttering up your mind thinking about something, maybe even beating yourself up for procrastinating, schedule a time to do the task. Mark it on your calendar! Treat it as if you would a doctor's appointment. Prepare and show up!
I read in a recent article that it was a good idea to schedule in an appointment with yourself for each day you plan to do exercise. I find this a really good idea because I seldom miss appointments. I am going to follow this policy and see if it makes it easier to get in my exercise each day. This let's me know the importance. Has anyone tried this yet?
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