Make Your Goals Flexible.
Yesterday I talked about committing to your goals–not making them optional. There’s a flip side to that, though. You want to make your goals flexible. You want to allow for downtime, days off, and changes of plans.
I use the word “at least” quite often. Instead of “I’m going to write every day,” you might say “I will write at least 5 days a week.” Instead of “I’m going to make EVERY meal healthy,” you might say, “I’m going to make healthy food choices at least 4 days a week and give myself a weekly sweet allowance.” Changes take time–building new habits is a process. If you stop feeling good about your goals, change strategies or reevaluate the goal altogether!