It is not a good idea to do your grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Your cart will tend to become overloaded and I can venture to assert that the quality of your choices will be low. It would also be beneficial to have a grocery list. Why not have this practice ooze into the other areas of your life? Like the ‘To Do’ or a ‘Honey Do’ lists. Lists will make life more manageable and ease anxiety. Write down those things that need to be completed today. Do those tasks that will bring you into a positive mental attitude. Scratch off a huge one or a large group of small ones. You are on a roll! Scratch them all off and complete your list. Enjoy the momentum, add a few more and scratch those off. Now you are the one that is inspiring others to get things done!
Goals add quality into your lists. Goal setting is a powerful tool to achieving future desires. It goes beyond the daily and helps you make your dreams reality. Use S.M.A.R.T. goals to get you where you want to go. Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time bound. One of my goals this week is to better my health. I wrote it down. I look forward to walking 3 times this week for at least 30 minutes. The brain is incredible. It will help you to be positive with goals, so hence the ‘I look forward to.’ The written goal is concise and specific. It is measurable in quantity (3), length (30 minutes), and duration (week). I am fully capable of attaining this goal because I can exercise by walking. Is it relevant? I want to improve my health and walking is one method of achieving it. And I have set a time frame in which to realize this goal.
Where do you want to be at any particular time in your life? Lists and goals will get you there when you act. Lists are a valuable tool to help you to be achieving on a daily basis. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals for different times (week, month, year, 5-year, etc.) to help you obtain the desired outcomes in your life. Your goals will flow down into your lists. Plan to beat those doldrums. Thank you for reading. Any comments can be left at Scott@arenscp.com ■