Weeks 1-2 can set out a strong pace for your new year: fully clarifying what it is you want to achieve, what will get you there, and what you still need to put in place.
Download + fill out your personal ‘Goal-Achievement Plan’ that I have created for you in my art of planning journal or use your own journal.
Set your intention at the start of each week. Choose a mantra or affirmation. Examples of intentions are: decide on a meal plan, book your fitness classes, make a call to schedule a meeting you’ve been putting off, etc.
Make a plan that considers the necessities of work, social engagements, responsibilities, and commitments outside of your personal goals. It is SO important to make this new lifestyle work for you. If this is causing issues, you may need to reconsider whatever area is proving problematic.
This is your life, after all. If something is hindering your progress towards achieving your goals, this is where we take action against it! Again, you can plan using this very simple free template
Believe it or not, week 3 can actually prove to be the most important week of your plan. The third week is traditionally the time when things get a little bit harder. The previous 2 weeks have gone well but the mental stamina and motivation to continue are slightly waning.
Even if you don’t practice yoga, this quote can be used in context to any reluctance or waning energy: ‘The yoga pose begins when you want to leave it.’ - BKS Iyengar
It’s pushing through these ‘hump day’ thoughts (and Wednesday IS the third day, right?!) of returning to bed and not continuing with what the first two weeks set out that strengthens your chances of succeeding. In fact, every time you overcome thoughts like that lessens the likelihood of failure.
So your plan for week three should continue what weeks 1 and 2 set out, with a little bit more awareness of how the work is making you feel… what differences do you feel in energy? In motivation? In your motivation to continue achieving your goal? Write them in your ‘Week 3’ review and compare them to before.
Start writing down when you notice these shifts in whatever capacity they arrive, and continue to follow your plan. The link again for the template: https://bit.ly/2iZoaOS or you can use the art of planning journal that I been using for years.
Remember, I'm always here to help. If you have any questions on how to plan and achieve goals email me at Toni@drToniCamacho.com
Here's to getting over the week 3 hump!
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.