We are all guilty of this, we set expectations for ourselves, we make to do lists, fill our agendas with stickies and break down are days by the minute to make sure we can fit it all in. We cater to ideas that surround us of how others are going around accomplishing things. It’s never a bad thing to set a goal for ourselves but sometimes we become so focused on the big picture we don’t see the little steps and required to make them or we devalue the amount of time it may take.
This can definitely become evident in the few weeks after the new year. We make our new resolutions, and now we have to fulfill them. An example of this can be the goal to be more healthier. It usually begins by us looking for advice on the internet from other fitness and buffs and implementing it into our own lives. This may sound like a good plan, but the reality is all of our lives are different, now I know that we are able to make time for what we priorities, burt realistically that can’t always happen especially if you have a multitude of other responsibilities. The solution here is to strive for progress not perfection. Being healthier does not necessarily mean being up at the crack at dawn to complete a 40 minute workout, if you have other responsibilities that need to be taken care of. Instead aim for a shorter workout 10-15 minutes and try and incorporate more physical activity throughout your day. This isn’t a perfect regimen and it won’t give you the 6-pack of your dreams but it is a step up from doing nothing. As time goes on, you can add more fitness activities and make gradual alterations to your lifestyle. This can lead to a long-term change that you would not have experienced had you bitten off more than you can chew at the beginning, becoming overwhelmed and throwing in the towel.
So what is it that you aim for? Progress or perfection?