You know I am all about POSITIVE ACTION, right?
Basically, focusing on the actions that will move you toward whatever it is that you want.
Well, today I am going to get a little <gasp!> NEGATIVE.
It’s time to take inventory of the things that are getting in your way – the hurdles between you and your vision of success.
Sometimes the quickest way forward is not to do more, but to simply remove the things that are getting in the way.
These hurdles drain your energy … resources … confidence … and make the journey from where you are NOW to where you want to BE longer and more challenging.
Here’s what I’m talking about.
Let’s say you have a goal of eating when your body actually needs food and losing your weight.
What are you doing NOW that gets in the way of making that happen?
If you’re serious about reaching success, it is time to start dealing with those obstacles.
I definitely do NOT recommend cutting out every obstacle at once (or maybe ever).
But it’s important to acknowledge them – because it takes their power away.
If you start by targeting those obstacles one by one, you’ll have a better chance of long-term success.
Before you know it … those OBSTACLES will become OPPORTUNITIES.
● If you have a goal that includes eating healthier, but you find yourself snacking after dinner (even though you’re not hungry), what if you gave yourself what you needed (rest, pleasure, connection)?
● If you have a goal that includes getting more exercise but are short on time, what if you gave your inner perfectionist a rest and decided that 5- or 10-minute bursts of movement throughout the day is a heck of a lot better than nothing.
🌸 Write down ALL the obstacles standing between you and your vision of success.
These can also include mindset obstacles like thinking your goal is “too big” or the feeling that you’re somehow “not worthy.”
🌸 THEN: Identify which obstacles are the BIGGEST hurdles between you and your goal – and which obstacles are the EASIEST for you to tear down.
🌸 TAKE ACTION: I recommend targeting these obstacles ONE AT A TIME … alternating an EASY hurdle with a BIG one!
🌸 Rather than trying to remove all your obstacles at once, find a REPLACEMENT or something you can do instead. Think of it as ‘adding in’ instead of ‘taking out’. For example, drinking water or filling up with life at night (reading, cuddling with your cat, journaling, conversation with a friend) instead of focusing on not eating.
Keep your eye on your inbox for the next start of the Fit + Vibrant 6 Week Transformation. Until then, take a listen to Episode 260 of the Fit + Vibrant You Podcast. It’s all about filling up while removing one of the most common barriers to consistent weight loss.
Make it an amazing day,