Have you ever given up on a goal? Little or big, I am sure there has been times where you have thought it was time to stop working on it. When you have worked towards a goal, did you keep going for it no matter what? Even when times got tough, did you keep putting in the time and effort? 🙂
It is not easy to achieve your goals and dreams. The two areas of consistency and discipline are hard areas to implement into your daily life. They are not something you just flick on like a switch – it takes will, motivation and drive to master them. Even so, it is more complicated than that. Let’s be real – you may have consistency and discipline to be able to read a book daily, yet you do not have it when it comes to exercising daily ❤
Can you see why it is tricky? We tend to be ‘all or nothing’ at times. Have you found yourself in a situation where you were trying your best to exercise daily – doing it consistently for three days, then the fourth day comes and you believe that you have been amazing so you say, “I deserve a break today from exercise, since I’ve been so good!”. You take a break from exercise, then the next day comes and you do not feel like exercising, so you simply… do not exercise… and the procrastination snowball begins.
As the snowball gets bigger you feel bad. Eating unhealthy foods helps briefly as they feel good in the moment but later the guilt comes in, “I was doing such a great job working out, why did I stop?”, you question yourself. It has been a week or two since you last exercised. You push for it the next day, then fail again on day four, the snowball begins yet again. You find yourself in a rinse, wash, repeat cycle. To break this cycle you need to work on your goals daily in baby step doses. Start with 10 mins a day for the first week and increase the amount of time with each week onwards – 40, 50, 60 mins etc.
Some may say “What is the point of spending only 10 minutes a day on my goal? That is not enough time to do anything!”. Well, the first reason is that anyone can set aside 10 mins a day, making there no excuse not to. Second reason is that if you have not achieve your goal yet and are not consistent at it, you probably are not spending enough consistent time working on it. The last reason, which is most important is specifically scheduling 10 mins for a task shows that you are putting focus on that goal. That you are making time for it ❤
People often underestimate the power of small actions. Especially when built over a certain period of time, it can become something magnificent. Think of your goal like a jigsaw puzzle, piece-by-piece they each connect with one another. To begin with, some pieces can be hard to find when the pile of puzzle pieces is huge but with time as there are less pieces in the pile and the puzzle comes together, it gets easier. The more pieces are placed together (the more steps you take) allows for you to see a clearer picture of your overall goal.
Can you see the power of daily baby steps now? It honestly feels amazing to know that I have spent 10 mins on a goal for the day, than no time at all. When a week has passed, it adds up to 1 hour and 10 mins of time spent on a goal. Then with each week I can increase the amount of time. This is powerful stuff and the great thing about it is that anyone can do this. It is simple and can become a part of anyone’s daily life. You can do this too!
Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing with you an acrylic pastel painting of a magical moonlight sky and beautiful cherry blossom tree. Whenever I feel not so good, I go for a walk and look to the sky. It always makes me feel better and happy. Even if it is only for 10 mins haha. Do not ever underestimate the power of 10 mins 🙂
I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you so much for reading and watching! Try it for yourself, with a goal in mind. Spend 10 mins each day on your goal and see how you feel about it at the end of the week. Action is needed and we can each spare 10 mins a day. Have a beautiful day!
Capili Jiron x x