Type B personalities often have trouble staying focused and consistent. If that is you, here are some ways you can implement some consistency in any area of your life.
My whole life I have struggled with consistency.
From school, to work, to relationships and even keeping a clean house.
I mean I would have good intentions and I start off great; but 2 weeks later things seem to not stick.
Like, cleaning the closet always sounds like a great idea – until 2 hours into the project, everything is pulled out and then, what now? Who’s idea was this anyway?!!
I am literally obsessed with the office supply aisle! It takes me back to my high school and college days. I decide to get organized, spend a boatload of cash at Office Max and then… it sits in the corner of my desk and I forget what I even wanted to do with it.
This trend also applied to my weight. Eat good, workout, oh look a new diet to try – maybe I should try that one, instead. Yes, I have shiny object syndrome but I have learned how to tame it down.
Does this happen to you to?
There are 4 ways I have been able to build consistency, in my life.
These have helped me lose 40 pounds, and keep it off for 2 years. I am now applying them to other areas and my house is even cleaner!!
1. Set your vision.
It is important to know why you are doing something. When you can see yourself in that vision, something happens in your mind to affirm it. You must also keep that vision in front of you everyday.
Find a picture to represent what you want, write your goals down every day – do not just set it and forget it. You must look at it every day.
Do you have a vision board?
2. Break your big goal into small goals.
If you have 50 pounds to lose, that sounds like a big deal. Break it down to smaller goals and set mini rewards. Learn how to crush your goals here.
For every 10 pounds lost or a dress size, buy yourself a new workout tank or book a pedicure.
With smaller goals, they seem easier in your mind and the reward gives you an incentive to work hard, for a short amount of time. Read up on why most new year’s resolutions get repeated every year.
3. Set routines for success.
A routine creates a path in your subconscious mind, and is less work when it is decision time.
Think about your drive home from work – you probably don’t even have to think about it because your subconscious mind goes to work the minute you get in the car. The same thing can be done with eating breakfast, going to the gym or going to bed at a decent hour.
How can you implement healthy habits into routines you probably already have? Do you have a morning routine? Evening routine?
4. Make things exciting.
If you are like me, you probably get bored easily and easily distracted. This can be a good or bad thing. This is one of those times that we turn a weakness into a strength.
You body actually likes to be surprised. You will burn more calories, more fat and stay leaner by changing things up, periodically.
You need to keep yourself excited, to prevent boredom setting in. That may look like a new healthy breakfast, trying a new workout class or some new running shoes. Hey, maybe you can even recruit your bestie to join you on some of your workouts.
I hope these help you create more consistency. Comment below to tell me if these are helpful.