Where do I begin….

How many times have you heard the excuse (or even used it yourself), I just don’t have time for that. “That” whatever it may be, doesn’t get done, due to lack of “time”.  Yet, we are all given the same 24 hours within a day…so how come some people can make it happen, and others can’t? Time management is a skill that a lot of people struggle with, but with a few simple tips, you can make the most use of your time and get “that” and other things done. Time is what you make of it!

Let’s start by getting out a fresh piece of paper or starting a new note on your phone.

1. Set a goal . What do you need to achieve or get accomplished? This will be the title of your paper in big bold all capital letters. For example: WORKOUT AND EAT CLEAN

2. Set a deadline  and a measurable goal. When do you need this goal to happen by. Goals without deadlines are typically missed opportunities. Write the deadline beside your goal. For example: WORKOUT AND EAT CLEAN: Lose 7 lbs by December 31st.

3. Write an action plan. Come up with five to ten simple steps that can help you achieve this goal. Write these underneath your goal. For example: 1. follow the Healthy Housewives blog and facebok page 2. schedule my weekly workouts in my calendar 3. rid the pantry and fridge of unhealthy food items 4. start using myfitnesspal app to track food intake 5. carry a water bottle with me to ensure I always have water.

4. Follow through with the action plan and create a daily to do list. For example: To do: download app, input food, go to Whole Foods for groceries, post on HH Facebook question about juicing, do scheduled workout…..

5. Find an accountability partner. Find someone who you can share your goal with who will check on you to make sure you are following through with your action items and to do list.

6. Get social….use social media  to post about your workouts, your food, your struggles, your successes…there is great accountability in numbers!

 

Hopefully this will give you a place to start. This can be done with any goal, just not weight loss related. When in doubt, ask us…that is what we are here for…to help you make the most of your life so you can be the best YOU for your family!

 

A great free resource on habits, time management, and being the best you that you can be is

http://www.chalenejohnson.com/30daychallenge/members/

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One Comment to “Where do I begin….”

  1. Great tips! It’s so much easier when people break it down into small, manageable goals. We can’t “manage” time, but we CAN manage what we do with it. 🙂

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