When everything is important- nothing is important. When we try to focus on too many things at once, we don’t end up accomplishing anything at all.
This is exactly how it works when it comes to working towards goals. If we focus on too many things at one time we will soon become overwhelmed and end up not working on any of them. In the beginning it may be fine because you are hyped about it and you have all of the motivation in the world, but after a couple days or a couple weeks, when you start to lose motivation and you have to rely on discipline, it becomes too much to handle.
Focus all in on one specific thing. If you put all your energy into one area, it will affect other areas as well. So, even though all of your focus and attention is on just one small goal, you are actually going to accomplish so much more than you initially thought. Keep working towards that goal until you accomplish it BEFORE you set your sights onto another goal.
Let me give you an example:
Something I really struggle with is drinking enough water. The past couple weeks my goal has been to drink 60oz of water per day (I know this might not seem like a lot to you, but it is for me! It isn’t as much as I SHOULD be drinking, but I know if I want to turn it into a habit it needs to be realistic). As I have tracked my water these past couple weeks making sure I hit 60oz before I get into bed each night, I have noticed so many other things as well. Drinking more water has helped me to snack less because I am less hungry, it makes me more motivated to eat healthier, it helps my skin stay clear, and I don’t get headaches or dizziness throughout the day. Even though I was only focused on one small goal, the rewards I got from that goal are so much more than I would get if I were to try and focus on more than one thing at a time. Once I am able to turn this small goal into a habit, THEN I can put my focus onto another goal.
I REALLY REALLY REALLY want you guys to understand how huge this is in working towards goals and creating new habits! It has seriously been a game changer for me and puts so much less stress on my body and mind than trying to focus on too many things at one time.
SO, if you are wanting to make some changes in your life…pick ONE area to start with (and with that you will get so much more)!
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