Goals!

How many of you set goals?

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I know I set a lot of goals for myself. Lately I have noticed people around me make goals as well however, they are not realistic! I tell people all the time set yourself goals but, make them realistic! If you make crazy goals and never reach them then you will always become upset because you don’t reach that goal. 

For example:

Realistic VS. Unrealistic:

  • loose 2lbs in a month VS. loose 10 lbs in a month –> 2lbs is much easier than 10lbs and if you loose more… BONUS!!

  • add 1,000 extra steps a day VS. add 5,000 steps a day –> again start off small and realistic think about what you need to do to reach that goal and see if it fits into your day!

  • (independent distributors) earn an extra $100 a month VS. earn an extra $1,000 a month –> I have learned this personally! Everything month is different! Aim low and be extra excited if it is higher!

When setting your goals:

1. Make them achievable: you know your lifestyle better than anyone else.

2. Aim Low: If you say today I will walk 3,000 steps and you hit 4,000 you will feel better than if your goal was 5,000 and you hit 4,000

3.  Don’t give up! : if you don’t reach a goal 1 day out of the week do not give up! Keep trying and use any anger or frustration you have to reach your goal the next day!

4. Set goals with friends: use your phone or a FitBit and do a competition to keep each other motivated!

This week I made a list of 18 goals to reach by this Saturday 11-7-15! Throughout the week I do occasionally add some goals. As of today 11-3-15  at 11:30 a.m I am down to 15 Goals! Fingers crossed that I stay motivated! 🙂 

What are some goals you have? Are there ones that you never seem to meet? What motivates you to reach your goals?

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Is it Greener on the Other Side?

When we were kids we wanted nothing more than to… be an adult! We wanted that freedom to make our own choices and do what we wanted to do. Once we become adults we find out it isn’t all it seemed to be when we were kids!

As they say the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Unknown

As adults we have:

  • to pay bills on time

  •  to work to make enough money

  • to fix things when they break

  • to buy groceries for several days

  • clean and maintain a house or apartment

  • paying taxes

Talk about A LOT of stress! Stress can cause lots of problems for people.  Stress can cause headaches, heart problems, depression and anxiety to name a few. This is what we wanted as kids? The stress of being an adult? Man did we have it wrong!

Sometimes we even go to college to get a bachelors, masters or even Ph.D. Talk about added stress and work! Right now I am pursuing my masters and considering getting a Ph.D. I might be crazy!

Kids have:

  • Homework

  • Some play sports

  • some have chores

  • get to play with friends

Not too much stress there. I think we should enjoyed being kids more instead of wanting to grow up quicker!

What do you think? Is it greener on the other side?