A couple of weeks ago I signed up and sat in on a new Michael Hyatt webinar, The 10 Biggest Mistakes You're Making with Goal-Setting. So far, his writing and webinars have each yielded at least a couple of nuggets that work for me. This one also had a Three Bears feel: some too hard, some already done, and a few that seemed to fit me just right.
After doing the webinar, it was easy for me to compile a list of life goals for the year. It was probably easy because they had been rattling around in my brain for a while. Since one of Hyatt's goal categories is "Physical", and I had recent lab reports, that was definitely a no-brainer.
In case you haven't noticed, only a very kind and blind person would currently describe me as "svelte". Not that I haven't ever been, but I'm definitely not now. Judging by the ads that flood the media right after the holidays, I'm not the only person who battles weight. (Why does that make me feel better?) But losing weight just to lose weight, or to check off a resolution, isn't enough for me.
With a list of potential life goals and the lab reports in hand, I came up with what works for me:
- I breathe better when I avoid/limit dairy products.
- I sleep better when I avoid/limit caffeine.
- My feet and legs feel and work better when I limit salt intake.
- No dairy? You mean no pizza, ice cream or cheese on at least half of our family meals each week? I may go into DTs.
- Sleeping is good. If you've been an insomnia for most of your life, sleeping is GREAT. But, for a southern chocoholic who loves her sweet tea, limiting caffeine may be a bridge too far.
- Salt, this may be the easiest one because I'm learning to check labels for sodium, and that garlic and onion are pretty good substitutes. Alas, I don't know when I've partaken of bacon.
Have you opened a combination lock lately? You know that moment, just before the lock disengages, when you feel all the tumblers click? That's kinda where I am.
Lab reports + life goals + renewed dream = CLICK!
Have you heard the tumblers click lately? How do you know when you have the right combination?
If you're looking for a little inspiration or motivation, get your hands on CHOOSE JOY. Frankl and Carver offer up real life and practical ways to make your combination lock open.
This week, I'll be linking this post to Giving Up on Perfect and Coffee for Your Heart.