Are You Frustrated With Goal Setting?
It is easy to fall into a cycle of setting goals, not implementing them successfully or consistently, and getting discouraged. Sometimes that's because we need to reevaluate our communication to ourselves about the goal and shift our perspective. Instead of thinking about it as a goal, think about it as an action that is already taking place, because you are committed to accomplishing it.
Take a piece of paper, write down what you see yourself doing that supports your goal, and write it as if it is already happening. For example, "I walk in the park for an hour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 pm" or "I lunch prep in the mornings before work." You are communicating as if the action is already happening. This helps you visualize it and hear yourself admitting that it is achievable.
Keys to Success
Once you see yourself implementing the goal, identify and remove barriers. Break the habit of saying what you are going to do or should be doing, and practice saying what you are doing even if it's not yet consistent. Keep positive self-talk and encouragement until it becomes your reality. You are not lying to yourself, you are shifting your mindset so that you can change your habits.