How to Create a Time Management Plan

January 8, 2016

procrastination1Creating a time management plan keeps you from wasting time. Having a plan makes every hour count, ensures that you get to work more quickly and helps distribute your time over all the tasks that you need to do each day, week, month and year. Creating a time management plan is an imperative if you want to be successful.

* Be Realistic With Your Plans – Don’t go against your own internal clock when planning each day. If you know you struggle to get up in the morning, do not schedule things in the early morning hours. If you can manage in the mornings if you do tasks you like first, try that.

* Set Time Limits – This is especially important for both tasks you dislike and tasks you like. You always have a risk of procrastination when it comes to tasks you hate by spending too much time on tasks you like.

* Eliminate Distractions – One of the biggest killers of any plan that you set are distractions such as television, interrupting phone calls, social media, and yes – children and spouses. While nothing is ever perfect, you can eliminate most distractions by planning ahead about how to deal with them. Turn off the TV, turn off the phone, use social media only at certain times with a timer set, and explain to children and spouses the importance of not bothering you while you are working.

* Differentiate Important from Non-Important Tasks – One of the hardest tasks before you when creating a time management plan is understanding what is important and what is not important. If you make it a habit to do the most important things first, you’re going to feel more accomplished and get more done.

* Use a Calendar and Technology – Where would we be without technology? Using Google Calendar or another system synced to your phone is a great way to ensure that your calendar is always with you and that you don’t forget things. You can even set reminders and alarms to help.

* Eliminate Urgency from Your Life – This can be difficult but most things really aren’t urgent. If you are a service provider, stop taking last-minute work; train your clients to give you plenty of time to work tasks into your schedule. If you set family time and play time into your schedule too, that will eliminate the need for a last-minute meltdown from the toddler too.

* Create and Use Lists – It is one thing to note on your calendar “work on project A” but it’s quite another to list exactly what you are to do during that time period on project A. This is the most effective way to schedule your time so that you meet your goals. Be very specific with lists so that no time is wasted.

* Create a Daily Action Plan – There should always be at least four or five things that you can do each day toward any future goal that you have to help you feel accomplished. Plus, having a variety of things to do each day will eliminate boredom and procrastination.

Creating a time management plan is an essential element in creating success. Most successful people live and die by their calendars. When you meet someone and wonder how in the world she does it all, it’s probably a very thought-out and coordinated schedule that allows her to accomplish so much.

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Pamper Yourself

November 17, 2014

relaxation_sterne1Does it ever seem as if you spend most of your time feeling lost in the shuffle of life trying to fill everyone else’s needs and neglecting your own? With taking care of your family, work, and taking care of the many chores you have on a day to day basis, feeling lost in the shuffle and run-down is often common.

Many people think that pampering themselves is a pure luxury and not something that is vital for their well being. Think about it – you are the only YOU that there is. Why wouldn’t you take time to treat yourself well? If you don’t take out the time to pamper yourself, then who will?

Here are just a few ways that you can pamper yourself and nurture your mind, body and spirit:

1 – Early to bed.  Just as you ensure that your children or any other loved one in your care gets adequate sleep, be sure that you are getting proper rest. The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following:

“The average healthy adult needs 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep per night. Experiments have demonstrated that the average amount of sleep needed to avoid detrimental effects on daytime function is about 8 hours and 10 minutes.”

One great way to pamper yourself is to be sure that you are allowing your boy to rest.

2 – Early to rise.  Nothing is worse then running around the house in the morning scrambling for your belongings or helping your children or spouse locate theirs. Rushing to get breakfast done, scurrying yourself and/or your family out the door while still wiping your sleep from your eyes is stressful. Make a point to wake up about 30 – 45 minutes before the rest of the house. You can use this time as your own personal pampering time. Sip on some herbal tea, enjoy your coffee, take a nice relaxing bath or invigorating shower. Just use the time to enjoy a few uninterrupted moments before the day fully begins.

3 – Take breaks.  It is important to take breaks during the day. Regardless of what your day is filled with, you should carve out short breaks periodically to keep yourself energized. Whether your breaks are for 5 minutes, 15 minutes or more, short breaks can do wonders for your health and well being. You can close your eyes and daydream, browse through the paper, simply have a short friendly chat with a friend or get up and stretch your muscles to rejuvenate yourself.

4 – Soak the stress and tension away. Take a nice long warm bubble bath. Fill your mind and senses with your favorite fragrances and just soak for as long as you can. Giving your body a relaxing treatment like a bubble back is a great natural way to pamper yourself and relieve stress. When your house is quiet and you will be uninterrupted, why not fill the tub with some scented soaps and bubbles and just soak. You can even play music, light candles or add some oils into the tub for more relaxation.

5 – Meet up with friends. You can do this as a spur of the moment thing or you can plan meeting up with friends in advance. It is so important to connect with friends to unwind, smile, laugh, talk and share. You can make arrangement with a friend and have them over for lunch or dinner once or twice a month. This way, you can spend time with your friend and you can also get a free day off from cooking.

While it may seem hard to prioritize something like pampering yourself when your life is so busy, remember that self care and pampering yourself is an important part of your stress management. If you aren’t used to pampering yourself, I challenge you to start today. After incorporating some pampering into your daily/weekly schedule you will start to feel more refreshed and rejuvenated.

What do you do to pamper yourself?  Do you see anything in the list above that you can do more of?

 

Tips To Boost Self Esteem and Happiness

November 15, 2014

self-esteem-cereal-bowls-2As a life coach many people assume that things just go super smoothly for me and that nothing gets in my way or gets me down.  Well, contrary to popular believe, I get down on occasions and then have to work to boost myself back up.  Let’s face it, life is filled so many variables and we can never control what happens to us but we can control how we react to what happens.

Everyone deserves to be happy and you happiness is directly related to your self-esteem.  The level of your self-esteem directly affects your confidence and general outlook in life.

Here are some great tips that you can use to give your self esteem and your happiness a good kick in the pants.  Hopefully some of these ideas will really boost you up to where you deserve to be:

Stop the Stinkin’ – Thinkin’ – Stop and change all of your negative thoughts.  Negative thinking can cause feelings such as depression, pessimism, and anxiety. Make a conscience effort to work hard to keep our negative thoughts in control and simply stop them. Whenever you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, change them immediately. Instead of saying to yourself, “I’m not good at this.” Stop yourself and say, “I am getting better at this with each and every try.’

Choose Your Company Wisely – Be sure that you are surrounding yourself with great support system.  This includes your family, friends, religious instution, coach, therapist…etc.  You don’t have to go at life all alone.   Try using the buddy system and surround yourself with people who will encourage and challenge you. Being accountable to someone other than you is a great motivator to get a job done and it makes celebrating all the more fun!

Identify Your Strengths & Success -  We all have successes in our lives and strengths that we can boast about but when you are feeling down,  sometimes it is hard to think about all the good that you have in your life.  Be sure to take some time to identify your success!  Give yourself permission to take pride in all that you have going great for you!   I challenge you to write out a list of all the things that you are good at.  Then, when you’re feeling that your confidence is low, pull out the list, read it, and add something new to it. If you’re struggling to think of things to add to your list, I further challenge you to call a loved one and ask them to name a few positive things about you. This is surefire way to boost your self esteem and make you smile.

Move Your Body -  According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise not only improves your mood, but it also boosts self-esteem.  You don’t have to join a fancy gym to move your body – you can dance at home, go for a walk or a bike ride or how about roller skating?  When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins.  These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also  trigger a positive feeling in the body.

Set a date - When was the last time you had lunch with some girl friends, or went out to dinner or the movies with your significant other?  Be sure that your ‘Fun Thermostat’ isn’t set too low.  Pick up the phone and set a date with loved ones.  This is a great way to connect with others, laugh, talk and just have a great time.  If you can’t remember, then this section will speak straight to your heart.

Keeping your self esteem and happy meter high takes time and commitment, but it is well worth it! You will soon find yourself filled with positive energy that you will give off to others and it will surely come back to you.

I want to leave you with one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Marston.  Please share with us and answer the question that is asked in the last sentence.

“Wherever your mind lives, that is where your life is headed. The thoughts you think most frequently, willingly and intensely have the power to shape and define the reality of your life. So what thoughts are shaping you right now?”

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10 Reasons Why Life Coaching is Helpful

March 25, 2014

Life_CoachingIf you’re like most of us, you’ve heard the term life coaching. If not, I’ll give you a brief description. A life coach is a professional who gives guidance to others to help them live a more fulfilled and successful life. Life coaches can help you in one specific area of your life or they can help you in all areas of your life, whatever you need.

Below are a few reasons why life coaching is helpful to everyone:

1. You’re stuck and don’t know which way to go

You have a decision to make. Either to leave your crappy relationship, or to get married, or have children, or to change career or go after that big dream of yours… or anything. You’re confused in your head and the voices are telling you “you shouldn’t do it, what if it doesn’t work”, but other voices say that you should “go for it, what if you don’t do it and you’ll regret it”.

A life coach will help you clarify what’s important to you about the decision; it will help you dig underneath those thoughts and feelings and create clarity about what you really desire. It’ll be accomplished through a lot of talking, listing of goals and self-realization. These things are just what you need to get “clear.”

2. You’re lost

Maybe you don’t know what your “thing” is, or you don’t like your job, or you got out of college and don’t like the field you studied in. Or your routine life makes you feel unfulfilled… and we could continue with all the guilt you feel about this.
Do not be afraid because you are not alone many other people feel the same as you feel. A life coach will help you sort out what your true personal values are (you might get surprised about this), and you might get clear on what is important to you and the awesome side-affect will be you getting fulfilled.

3. You seem to attract obstacle after obstacle and you are unhappy

You might need a change, or you might need to change. Mostly people that aren’t happy are not living their personal values. Your coach will help you find out what are unhappy about and help you make the needed changes in your life.

4. You’re happy

Now you wonder: “Why would someone who is happy in need of life coaching?” This is the ideal time when you are opened to growth. You are more likely to wonder what else is out there and be more willing to do the work needed to get even more satisfied with your life. Happiness is a great motivator.

5. Trouble in your relationships?

How to find your perfect partner? If this is your struggle then for whatever reason, and there are several possibilities, you’re having a hard time meeting your love for life.  Should you stay or should you go? Your relationship has become a place of pain and confusion, your soul mate now feels more like a cell mate.

How to get over a break up? This one speaks for itself and if you’re in this position my heart goes out to you. You’re not alone and there’s tons of stuff here to comfort you.

6. You want to build your self-esteem and self-confidence so you can achieve more in life.

Are you constantly disappointed in others and in yourself? A life coach can help you become more self-aware, as well as get in touch with your inner strengths so you can capitalize on them.

7. You can put an action plan in place to reach your goals

A life coach can transform you into a goal oriented person, who will do their best to fulfill and live their potential and turn their dreams into a reality. A life coach can help you decide and make the right decisions or can make you decide. Especially if you are the type of person who has issues with making decisions.

8. Your career seems to be stalled

Are you’re unsure of how to get it moving again? Or you’re contemplating a change in careers? Life coaching can give you the tools you need to embark on a career that is more in line with your values and belief system.

9. You’d like to improve the quality or quantity of your interactions with others

Would like guidance on how best to achieve this? Life coaching can help you learn how to enhance your relationship, for your own sake and for your partner’s.

10. You need someone to keep you accountable

Do you know why dieters are more successful when they join a group? It is because they are held accountable by a group of people. I bet you have broken commitments you made to yourself? Having a coach to verbally commit to each week, puts more leverage on you to make your commitments happen. He won’t let you slack on your goals or make up excuses why you can’t accomplish a goal. It’s the kind of in-your-face accountability that will help you succeed.

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4 Tips To Kick Start Your Self Esteem

March 18, 2014

Are you strugglpositivethinkinging with a low self esteem and self confidence?

If you have answered yes. Please do not despair because help is at hand.

Below are some valuable tips on how to re-gain your self esteem and manage it.

1. Avoid the blame game:

It’s almost impossible to appreciate your individuality or to see the good in you if you are constantly putting your self down.

To re-gain your self esteem, you have to find the reason why you lost it in the first place, and then re-trace your steps from there.

So for example, let’s just imagine that you’ve just lost your job, hence the reason why you now feel worthless.

The best way to avoid the blame game is to face the reality of what has happened, learn the lesson if there are any, and then form a plan of action to get back into work.

The human mind can only focus on one thing at a time, hence the reason why you must focus on solutions not the problem.

“Whatever the mind focuses on, expands and eventually becomes a reality” Seyi Eyitayo

2. Avoid the urge to blame someone else:

It’s a well known fact that, we won’t be responsible for some of the setbacks we might experience in life,  but we will be responsible for the way we choose to react to those setbacks.

The problem with blaming other people has to do with the fact that it, shifts the focus from trying to find a solution to feeling like a victim. You won’t be able to re-gain your self esteem whilst feeling like a victim.  A victim feels powerless, cheated, ignored, deprived, and in some cases deeply hurt.

Part of what will help to improve your self esteem, is the cultivation and conviction, that you can work towards turning things
around regardless of how things might be at present.

3. Never take yourself too seriously:

Life is hard, we all know that, but life can be great fun as well. The moment you start to take your self too seriously, you will find it hard to enjoy the funny side of life which will only lead to more stress, frustration, anger resentment etc.

Part of what makes life interesting, is the mixture of the good and the bad. No one has a monopoly on life, and no one has the perfect solution to some of life challenges.

To re-gain your self esteem, you must not take your self too seriously. Strike a healthy balance, learn to laugh at yourself and, some of your problems, but more importantly, start to view them as challenges.

Always take responsibility for everything that happens to you in life regardless if it was your fault or not.

Adopting this type of attitude will put you back on the driver seat of your life, instead of getting stuck in the back seat feeling helpless.

4. Avoid analysis paralysis:

Sometimes the more intelligent you are, the harder it can be for you to re-gain your self esteem.

Why? Highly intelligent people usually want to figure out the answer to everything.

They want to know why did this happen, why did that happen, why, why, why!!

Analysis paralysis will not only keep you in a vicious circle of trying to figure everything out, but it will also drain you mentally, emotionally,
and physically.

One of the ingredients needed to re-gain your self esteem, is emotional stability. When your emotions are under control, you will find it easy
to think objectively, which is essential in re-gaining your self esteem.

Clarity of mind will help you re-trace your step, identify the root cause of your low self esteem, help you formulate a plan to re-gain it and maintain it.

Whenever you feel tempted to over analyze, stop and remind yourself:

Clarity, Clarity, Clarity, Equals To Sanity

Are you ready to re-gain your self esteem? Why not take some massive action today.

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How to Break Bad Habits

March 7, 2014

Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.
– Warren Buffet

habitsWe all have habits, some are good and some are not so good. A habit is any action that we have performed so often that it becomes almost an involuntary response. All habits that are considered to be less than desirable are usually labeled as a “bad habit”. People spend countless hours and dollars each year attempting to break bad habits, often without success. The reason that many don’t achieve success is because there is no magic pill that helps us stop undesirable habits. Any lifestyle change that you make will involve hard work and there is no short cut to achieving it.

There’s nothing better than a positive, can do, mental attitude and some good, old fashioned determination to get you on the road to breaking bad habits. With motivation and concentration, you can learn to break bad habits. You “force yourself to think first” and then retrain yourself.

Here are some steps to take in order to break bad habits:

• Find the root of why you do what you do! There’s a reason why you are doing the same thing repeatedly. Sit down and write on a piece of paper your habit; then list the possible reasons that trigger you to repeat your bad habit. Once you find the problem, try to find ways to resolve the issue.

• If you are a negative thinker, always feel anxious wondering “what if,” or have the feeling of butterflies in your stomach most of the time; change your way of thinking. If you have a negative thought, realize it and chase it away with a positive thought.

• Start a journal of your habit cycles. Each time you do whatever it is you’re trying to overcome, immediately write it down. Write what you did, the time and date. At the end of the day look it over and then write in your journal what you can do differently the next day to change. This is a great way to see progress over time and it will encourage you to keep working toward your goal.

• Get a new hobby to keep yourself occupied. We all need to take our minds off the habit and put it onto something else. Why not take up a new hobby that you’ve always wanted to try? It doesn’t have to be something impossible like learn how to fly an airplane by next week. Start with something small and in reach of your capabilities.

• Think healthy and be healthy! No matter what you’re trying to overcome, if you’re exercising, eating right, getting enough rest and thinking positive you’ll be better equipped to face your goals.

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Just Say No and Not feel Guilty

March 5, 2014

to-say-noAs women, we want to take care of everyone and everything.  When a person takes on too much responsibility, they can easily get overwhelmed, stressed, and worn-out.  Instead of enjoying the various activities they are taking part in, they end up viewing them as a “chore” and may even dread them.

Learning to say “no” will help you alleviate all of those things.  Learning to say “no” and not feel guilty about it is key! It is okay to say “no” when your boss asks you to join the company-sponsored baseball team or when your child’s teacher asks you to make 60 cupcakes for the bake sale.

Instead of rushing to be everything to everyone, stop. Ask yourself if you truly have time for whatever comes up.

Try not to feel guilty and avoid making excuses, just say “No, I can’t help with that.”  If someone asks you for help with a project that piques your interest, you don’t have to commit right away. Ask for some time to think it over. If they refuse your request for time let them know that you’ll have to say “no”.

Don’t worry about making people mad or angry with you.  No one will hold it against you that you are busy on the 7th at 7:00.  It’s not the end of the world, and the person you are saying no to will find someone else who can pitch in.

Saying no doesn’t mean that you’ll never help out in the future; it just means that this is not the right time for you to help out.  The people asking you for these favors have their own jobs, families and other responsibilities and know how hard it can be to balance everything they have to do. They will understand completely!

If you find it hard to say “no” perhaps phrasing it in one of the following ways will help:

Sorry, I’m taking a break - The number one reason why you should say, “no” occasionally is simply that you deserve a break. You are chef, chauffeur, dish washer, and more. You job never ends on any given day of the week. You deserve a break. If you feel bad for saying “no,” say, “Sorry, I’m taking a break.”

My schedule is full – We tend to jam-pack our schedule full of activities, leaving time for nothing. Cut back on some  activities.  Start a car pool and share driving responsibilities. Do whatever you can to free up some time in your schedule.

I have another commitment that day - Say it and mean it.  Regularly schedule in time with your family or time alone and if someone ask for your help during that time look in your planner and tell them you have another commitment.

While some things are beyond our control and may cause life to get a bit crazy at times, by using any of the tips above you can start to learn how to say no without feeling guilty. The challenge is to look at our priorities and recognize how we are still meeting them in a manner that allows us to maintain a simple, less chaotic, life.

If you’re struggling with how to deal with stress and anxiety and would like someone to talk to who can really help, contact me for your 20 minute free consultation. I would love to talk with you about how I can help you overcome stress and anxiety in your life and in your business.

6 Ways To Deal With Stress

January 24, 2014

no-stressWe all experience it at one time or another; this trespasser called stress.  It is perhaps the number one cause of most health problems today.  Let’s explore 6 ways to deal with stress in your life in a healthy and effective manner.

  • Discuss the problems you are experiencing with friends, loved ones or a professional. Keeping everything bottled up will only create more problems and more stress later on.
  • Run your stress off by going to the park or walking for 20-30 minutes either every day or every other day.  Exercise relieves tension and produces a calming effect. Perhaps joining a gym with a friend would be more to your liking.
  • Meditate by sitting in a quiet room alone and begin breathing and relaxation exercises. Choose a mantra which will help you to stay focused.
  • Listen to the music of the night to lower your blood pressure and alleviate stress.  Choose classical or instrumental music; ocean or nature sounds are a perfect way to release stress.
  • Eat healthy meals to limit your stress.  Ensure you eat three meals a day, and make an effort to avoid too much caffeine and sugar.
  • A good night’s sleep consisting of seven to eight hours can make all the difference.

Coping with stress can be challenging.  Every day you seem to be pulled in every direction, trying to accommodate others.  The first priority is to take care of you. You are the thread which holds your family together. If you are stressed, you won’t be much good to anyone.

Give yourself a break every now and then. Buy a new outfit; go to a movie; do something you’ve always wanted to do.  Your family can take care of themselves for one day.  Alone time is just as important to you as it is for everyone else.  Think of yourself as a gas tank; eventually you will run out of fuel.  More importantly, don’t hang on to guilt. If something doesn’t work out today, it may tomorrow. Stressing over things you cannot control is futile. Use the little stress you do have to accomplish goals, not sabotage them.

Laughter is a wonderful release. You’ve probably noticed those times when you’ve laughed so hard, you cried.  This is probably due to the fact you haven’t laughed in a while, and the tension released through laughter is the best cure-all method for dealing with stress-related issues.

Avoid stressful situations whenever possible.  If you are a working mom, it’s probably not the job but the people who are causing you the most stress.  Take everything in stride.

If you can’t finish a task, don’t worry about it.  If dinner doesn’t turn out as you expected, improvise or order out.

Life is too short; and stress can reduce it further.  Nothing is more important than your health or state of mind.  Eleanor Roosevelt wisely said, “No one can make you a victim without your consent.” She was right; it is, after all, up to you.

If you’re struggling with how to deal with stress and anxiety and would like someone to talk to who can really help, contact me for your 20 minute free consultation. I would love to talk with you about how I can help you overcome stress and anxiety in your life and in your business.

Work Life Balance – Help For Busy Moms

January 22, 2014

work life balanceAs a mom you probably go through times in your life when you think that work life balance is unattainable.  Many mothers feel as if they can’t possibly manage work and taking proper care of their  family. In fact, there are probably times when you may feel you’re not doing a good job at one or the other or maybe even both. Don’t despair! There is help for you whether you work from home or outside of the home, your family is large or small or you have other commitments like volunteer work.

Time Management - Knowing where and how you spend your time is key to balancing your life. Start by keeping a calendar of all your activities. You can do this online, on a paper calendar or in a journal. Track everything from showering, exercise, meal preparation, driving time, and so on. You will probably see areas where you can cut some time out by doing certain activities while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store or riding in the car. There are lots of useful ways to spend idle time and you can figure those out as you fill out your calendar or journal.

Set Priorities - As women we often have a hard time saying “no” because it is in our nature to help others and want to be useful. However, you must know when to say “no” to those activities that don’t help you reach your family, personal or business goals. And even if the activity does in some way help you reach your goals, you will need to prioritize the activity according to its value or importance.

Don’t be Afraid to ask for Help - Another trap women tend to fall into is the “I can do it all” syndrome. For some reason society has taught women that they have to be “Super Mom” otherwise you’ll be seen as lazy or a bad mother. That is a lie! When you are feeling overwhelmed by work, family and kids, have a friend, relative or neighbor give you a hand by helping you clean your house, or taking the kids away for a couple of hours while you get some work done. Whatever the situation may be, don’t hesitate to ask for help.

These are just a few of the suggestions you’ll find in my report, Real Life Guidance to Balancing Work and Family. This report shows you how you can find a balance between work and family, without letting any of those balls you are juggling fall on the floor. This report gives you real life solutions, and the best part is that you can get started right now.

If you’re ready to make a change and and add more balance into your life, why not grab our free 20 minute coaching consultation or simply sign up for our Spa Package  today and allow me to help you gain more balance.

 

3 Ways To Commit To Your Goals

January 21, 2014

goalsIf you write your goals and just hope to magically achieve them without committing yourself to it then you are just like most people. It is common for a majority of people to get stuck in an endless cycle of goal setting and giving up right away – and not accomplishing any goals at all.

Commitment plays a large part in getting goals achieved. If you do not commit to achieving your goals, then your goals will seem unimportant and since it is not important, you will just be tempted to quit before you even get started. However, show some commitment to your goals and set daily reminders to yourself about these goals and you will be encouraged to achieve them.

It is not that hard to commit to your goals as long as you set your mind to it. Here are some doable steps:

1) Make sure the goals you set are important to you. This is tricky as it is easy to fool yourself into thinking that you want one particular thing when in reality you want something else. Take your time in figuring out what it is that your heart wants to achieve. Know your reason behind a specific goal. How will achieving the goal benefit you? How will you feel after accomplishing your goal?

It is best to write it down in a journal and keep it close by so that you can easily go back and read it as often as you need to. Writing it and reading your goals and reasons behind them over and over again will help you commit to the goal.

Don’t forget to ask yourself if the benefits you will get outweigh any effort that you will go through to achieve the goal. If you believe that the benefits outweigh the sacrifices, then, go for it – work on achieving your goal.

2) Make sure to consider the “what if’s”. Think about the consequences if you do not continue on with achieving your goal. If the consequences are not all that grave, then perhaps you need to reconsider your goals. Make your goals top priority wherein if you don’t work on achieving them, you’ll be faced with an unfavorable consequence. Be creative. You can promise to give something up if you do not achieve your goal. This way, you will try your best to ensure that your goal gets accomplished.

3) Renew your commitment each day. When your goal is new and your motivation is high, it is so easy to be committed. However, you need to stay committed until your goal is achieved. Make a conscious effort to remember your goal and its importance to you each day when you wake up. That is why it helps to write your goals down in a journal so you can read it over and over and remember its importance. Make a vow to work on your goal each day until it is achieved.

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