Chinese New Year: Time to refocus those goals

“Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

Tuesday marked the first day of the Chinese New Year (year of the monkey). If you’ve found your New Year’s resolution from a month ago is swinging away in February, take this opportunity to recommit to your goal. It takes small, incremental shifts to achieve the change you desire, so think about it in steps:

1) Change your inner chatter: Instead of focusing on how tiring/long/frustrating your day is and the struggle to get to your workout, picture yourself with renewed energy and endorphins. Actually visualise this and try to imagine the feeling.

2) Be social: Get your friend(s) to come with you. Not only is it more fun, but it also adds an element of accountability (and maybe some friendly competition – we’ve seen this with the Burnboard)!

3) Live your story: Make your goal a priority and take decisions that enable it. Do you really want to cut out sugary foods? Don’t buy them at the grocery store. Is your goal to ride 3 times a week? Keep class time ‘off limits’ for other activities so you have no excuses to not attend.

Remember, slow and steady wins the race to reaching and sustaining your goal!

Sophia

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