Transparency moment: I struggle HEAVILY with being consistent. It’s not even in one specific area in my life: it’s a part of EVERYTHING that I do! I have a hard time keeping a routine with my daughter. Anytime I start working out, I never keep a solid routine in doing it. I’ll workout for two weeks max and then never do it again. Also, I’m almost always running late. Why? Because I don’t even have a consistent routine for myself. And I have the audacity to be mad because I don’t see results or progress. Shoot, I even struggle to stay consistent with this blog and that is a major no!
If you’re anything like me, you need to get it together. Seriously! I find myself questioning myself all the time. “Aren’t you tired of looking this way? Aren’t you tired of feeling this way? Aren’t you annoyed?!”
Well, let’s make that change! But how are you going to actually achieve consistency? Read these tips and we’ll figure it out!
- Sit down and think about every goal/task that you want to accomplish. If you haven’t caught on by now, I’m going to always advise to assess everything that is going on in your life. Next, write it down. Grab a journal, a piece of paper, or any notes app and write it all out. Also, write the steps that you feel are necessary to accomplish each goal. Lastly, visualize yourself completing each goal.
- Mentally prepare yourself that you are going to complete your goals. Our minds are powerful. Trick your mind into believing that the goal will be completed on a specific day. We have to build up the mental strength in order to move forward. For example, if I want to start working out, I designate the Monday of the following week to start. I start telling myself every day leading up to Monday that I’m going to work out and I’m going to complete it. For a little razzle dazzle, I’ll start to tell myself “Gabby, you know you love to work out! It makes you feel good and it’s one step closer to the body and health you want to achieve!”
- Set a reminder. This seems simple, but it’s actually the second hardest step into being consistent. I have to set several alarms for myself. When I actually wrote out a routine for my daughter, I transferred it to setting alarms so I can stay on track. I also suggest writing a tiny to-do list in a planner or maybe even sticky notes. I know it sounds silly, but if that’s what’s needed for you to get shit done, do what you gotta do!
- Take it one day at a time. If you don’t get everything done that day, try again the next day! Don’t be hard on yourself if you can’t get everything completed in one day. The saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is accurate. The Romans had to take their time and be consistent in building an empire. You, too, have to take your time and be patient with yourself.
Consistency isn’t easy. Trust me. I KNOW. Which is why I have come up with a Consistency Challenge! All you have to do is sign up with your email. You’ll be added to a private Facebook group. The challenge will be for 21 days (because that’s how long it takes to build a habit). This will be a great motivational resource for us both so we can remain consistent in every aspect of our lives. If you want to join, shoot me a DM on my Instagram and we will get this thing started!
Talk to y’all soon!