Monday, July 06, 2015
No, not what you're thinking
I'm stripping down my goals. I'm focusing on the behaviors I'd like to establish rather than tracking behaviors I'm already pretty good at. Why? Because I need to focus my time on offline life more than online.
But I still want to keep up with Sparkfriends so, I'm no longer going to track water intake. I've never struggled to get 8 glasses a day. Not for like 20 years! So no need to track it, I've got it. Same with logging in and spinning on Spark. It used to be the only thing I could track that I had a shot at succeeding with. No more. I got this. I am on Sparkpeople every day even if I'm not remembering to spin one day out of 30. And, I used to feel very down when I "broke my login streak" but now I don't care because it's not really a primary goal anymore.
So I've stripped down all of my goals. My daily tracking, my streak tracking. No more weird guilt. Just living healthy more days than not. I'm still tracking my sleep because I still need lots of work in that area. And still tracking exercise minutes per week because I need to stay on top of that or I'll let it lag until it's nearly nonexistent again.
But even my own team goal, which I felt guilty about forgetting to track all the time even when I was doing the act, I couldn't be happy with just doing it, I felt bad that I forgot to track it. So I'm just going to focus on the doing, not the tracking. If I find that I'm failing in the doing, I'll go back to tracking.
The way I see it, it's like this: if I'm breathing, and there's no problem in that area, why do I need to track my breathing? Same with everything else. I only need to track the areas I need work in.
So I've taken them off! Stripped down! and feelin' kinda freer for it.
Have a great week, fellow Sparkly bits!
~Lisa (I Matter team leader)