Building motivation and trying to set goals by dates are difficult to do alone. In groups I notice it becomes more about not wanting to let people down and less about self gratification. For the last seven or so years I have gone up and down on this hill with it. Some years I found that being active and taking time outside of work to improve both my mental and physical state are easy/difficult.
The big thing I notice is during the Winter it’s easier for me. I have the goal in that if I start something in September by June I should be at the goal I am reaching for. Nine months to get my mind into a place I want it to be and have my body follow. The tricky part about I come to find is that if I fall off I often find myself saying.. Next week.. You will do better.. Next Month.. I will say that nine out of ten times it never happens.
Time also passes so quickly as an adult that putting stuff off often takes its toll. I have been reading different research and trying to find ways around this. However I run into a great deal of sales pitches for products, myths, and just stuff that doesn’t work for me but might work for someone with a different set of problems.
What are my problems? I work at night…Now that’s something I like to do. Recently having worked during the day I have come to terms with that. However on a physical and mental question it is extremely draining. It adds the problems of me having to remember to take vitamins, having to remember to set very strict times on when I can and can not do particular things “workout, read, and research”. Setting up points of activity is a job in itself and while some people find planning easy. I find that once I start down the road it BECOMES easy.. it isn’t easy to just start it.
Gonna try some new methods. I also think the one thing that has been consistent with all of this is that it’s been repeated.. DO IT NOW.. Don’t wait.. Just do it NOW and eventually you will build a routine has been a common ground for this stuff. Waiting tends to be .. less productive.