Are You Ready for February?
‘How are your goals going so far this year? Have you hit the ‘end of January’ slump – or are you going strong? 🙂 January is notorious for being the month when many well-intentioned resolutions fall by the wayside. Research indicates that, by the third week, people often throw in the towel on their goals. The initial enthusiasm of week one gives way to the so-so vibe of week two, and by week three, the temptation to quit becomes VERY VERY real. So, how do we navigate this cycle and actually make lasting changes? Well, after lots of research and some trial and error over the past few years, I’ve discovered a more practical approach that seems to do the trick for me: setting systems for success, instead of goals.
Aren’t beach vacations great? I love discovering a new little ‘mom and pop\” seafood spot. I crave a deep tan because, let’s face it, people look better with some color. And spending the afternoon on my beach towel with a great read is extremely enjoyable. But one part of my getaway tops the list every single time: A walk on the beach.
Honestly, the stroll has healing powers for me. After weeks and weeks of jam-packed schedules and an endless to-do list, I plan this activity first. Is it the exertion of energy that recharges my physical being? What about the numerous health benefits of the sun and surf? And the endurance and stamina being built while doing something that doesn’t feel like exercise? Maybe all these advantages combined?