How to achieve your goals – while living your everyday life
Striving towards your long term goals can give depth and meaning to your life, it can keep you healthy and motivated- but it doesn’t do you any good to burn out or feel like a failure.
Getting clear about your priorities is step one. Know what you want to achieve. Ask yourself what your essentials are in life, what motivates you, and what obstacles are likely to get in your way.
We’ve listed a few simple ideas to get your journey on track and goal focused. Get off of the endless treadmill of setting goals and failing to achieve them.
- Simplify Your Diet. Clean, simple, easy meals of whole fresh food and cutting out stimulants, such as caffeine, sugar, and alcohol, quickly resets your biology and creates a calm mind.
- Move. Getting back into the physicality of life. The feeling of moving, of being in your body, sensing your muscles, breath, and energy brings you back to “now”.
- Do Nothing. Google encourages its employees to goof off 20 percent of the time while at work. This allows the mind to re-calibrate and shift out of doing into being. It stimulates creativity and clarity. It can be difficult but carving out time for yourself will benefit everyone around you.
- Do the Next Thing. Losing 100 pounds starts with losing an ounce. With the next bite, the next step, or the next thought every moment is an extraordinary opportunity to begin again. There is never failure, just the next choice.
- Sleep. When all else fails, sleep. It is a powerful antidote to feeling disconnected from the moment, a natural reset, a way to recharge and repair your brain and your cells
Create your change now. Comment your most important goal below. Take five minutes to write out your next action steps and the positive changes you can make to support yourself in achieving them.
Read more about Mark Hyman’s steps to take control of his life.