"1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and weekly goals based on your wellness vision. Goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-based, Realistic and Time-oriented."
Goal 1: Be prepared for Aug 24 start date of school
Goal 2: Complete CNN paper in a "timely manner"
Goal 3: Start a new harp therapy program after Oct 1. having all nine papers from IHTP
requirements complete and edited. Also, having more than half (>17 of 33) of my
IHTP recordings completed
Goal 4: Make progress on Seedlang. Am I level A2?B1?
Goal 5: Be able to do > 25 pushups by end of September (in one minute). Does that mean
I can do 50 pushups in 2 minutes...probably not.
Goal 6: Keep my blood work measurements within healhty parameter. I did so this month!
I envision myself with a FTT position (not an adjunct position) with in the net 3 years. I envision having completed a therapeutic harp program. I imagine myself having 'released' another 30 pounds and being within a pound or two of 150 pounds. I imagine myself fit, nimble (conitnuing yoga) and healthy, toned and slim.
"2. Ask what, when and how. Make a list of the hurdles that keep getting in your way of living a life of wellness. Then determine which ones are true obstacles – things that you need to work around or find solutions to. "
Hurdle one: video game
Hurdle two: TV
Hurdle three: using interet to procrastinate
Hurdle four: I would used to say lack of "willpower", but I read an article this spring/summer that said we can plan ahead and sticking to the plan is just as good as a concept of willpower.
Hurdle five: If husband is front of TV, or outside, or doing somethng other than work here at home, then I tend to join him.
Hurdle six: 2 hour commute to MTSU may start back up again
Hurdle seven: negative self-talk
Hurdle eight: Wanting to please parent, in-laws, spouse.
"3. Have a plan. Rarely, if ever, is any major task or project accomplished without a plan in place. Lay out a plan for accomplishing your goals, as well as solutions for overcoming the hurdles. This is your game plan – it should be flexible, but have fortitude, fun, but not “fluff.” And make it active. Include specific steps you will take to reach your goals.
I have created a grid (about 2 weeks ago) for getting more done with writing. It helped me to get more completed (with help of two readers/discussers/revisers). I need to build on that for
4. Start a journal. Your goals, desires, barriers, obstacles, excuses, solutions and plan should all be a part of your journal.
Response: For now, I will continue to use SP Blog to reflect and respond to articles.
5. Begin your journey where you’re standing now. Where are you right now, this moment, on your journey? Accept where you are and where you need to be and begin the steps necessary to bridge that gap. "
6. Take one step at a time. What happens when a builder forgets an important step in building a house? Or a chef leaves out an important ingredient in a recipe? Doesn’t work so well, does it? It’s the same thing with your life. You must take certain steps in order to reach a place of wellbeing—and make it fit your lifestyle.
7. Learn from your setbacks. Making mistakes and experiencing failure is all a part of being human and living. Rather than getting down on yourself, take that setback and turn it into something positive – something you can use to reach your goals. Sometimes life is indeed two steps forward, one step back!