Like many others, I’m motivated to write about the things that are on my mind through my training of others, but sometimes it is based on what I am feeling internally. This blog speaks to both. It has been quite awhile since I wrote a new blog. I was in the habit of consistently writing a blog every week for the previous 5 years. What we do know is that it takes at least 21 days to form a positive new habit, and only a couple of days off to loose it.
Overall, I feel pretty good about sticking to my other goals and tasks for this year. Last week, I started to feel really lazy in my morning routine, which consists of hitting my boot camp class. I felt triumphant as I did go, but let me tell you, it was a small victory that made a world of difference.
Is it the holidays with the endless added to-do’s that aren’t normally on your list? Absolutely! Shopping, wrapping, decorating, hosting a party, cleaning up after the party, staff parties, gift exchanges – the list goes on! For most people the interruption starts with Thanksgiving and continues through Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. I love the holidays, but it can wreak havoc on your good habits. This is a time to celebrate and enjoy quality time with your family, friends, and co-workers. We must take that time to do just that!
I want to do everything in my power to make sure I don’t lose the momentum when working towards my goals. I don’t want to be part of the 45% of people that make New Year’s resolutions because only 8% of those people even keep their resolutions. I take pride in being that person who doesn’t require a resolution or an internal negotiation. If you wait until January 1st, aren’t you just allowing yourself to move further away from your goals?
The most common lie people tell is, “after the New Year, I will…” I am here to tell you, you won’t.
Instead, try this – continue or start it now. Don’t cancel your appointments, find a way! Fit it in, and don’t compromise on the things you know you need. Don’t wait until a Monday or at the beginning of the month, or after the New Year.
Focus on what you can accomplish at that moment and in that day. Ask yourself – Is what I’m doing today getting me closer to where I want to be tomorrow?
At the studio yesterday, I was excited to talk about all of the fun and new ideas we want to do next year. Rather than mentally being on vacation, I wanted to get a head start on the year ahead, and guess what? It was exciting!
Our mantra for the day was – If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done
Live, Love, DANCE, and Enjoy!
Psst! Be on the lookout for new motivation and dance tips coming your way because this blog train is moving yet again!
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