The past few months of 2012 have been a blur and I am so excited for what is coming in the next few months. If you haven’t been following my recent history; I’ve been focused mostly on competing in my very first fitness competition at the age of 40! Yes, age is just a “number”!!! I also have been busy with my at home business and now adding some training time in the gym…whew!!!
First things first; deep breaths and positive thinking. When things seem to feel like they are out of balance; you have to reassess and find where you can focus only on the things that are top priorities. For me; that’s my family, my peace of mind/health and fitness/spirituality (or whatever you call it), and helping others be happier and healthier in their lives.
Now, that’s a lot to focus in on and achieve for one person. So, basically, some weeks or months might look different than the rest of the year…and that’s okay!
I had signed up to run the Ragnar Race with an awesome group of ladies this weekend and since my top priority (family) had to be taken care of; I had to find my own balance and ask to be removed from the group. Was it hard? You betcha!! Doing things in line with your priorities is not going to be an easy task and you may even make others unhappy with your decision. That’s life. Get over it. The problem is I am a “people pleaser” and it takes more effort for me to understand that it’s not always going to make everyone “happy”. I guess that even happened with my recent competition and that is okay too. 🙂
What is going on in your life? Do you feel unbalanced in some areas? My best advice; which I’ve learned from the amazing Chalene Johnson, is to write down your non-negotiable tasks and priorities and number them 1-10. Always focus on the top 3 each day and get those done immediately. If time allows, you can then move down your list of the next few tasks. Don’t get caught up in what didn’t get done; just know that you stuck to your top goals and made them your priority.
So, with that; I’m off to the gym to get some work done and then follow with my family time this evening. I will repeat it again tomorrow and hope that you are doing the same in your life; with your goals!
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn