Just Do It!
How Many Times Do You Hear Just Do It?
I tell myself to Just Do It! all the time. Do you wonder why we don’t always do the things we should? It’s almost like we make ourselves our own enemy.
My struggle right now is with weight. I like to eat, I love sugar. Do I know it is bad for me? Yup! Do I feel like crap at my heaviest weight? Yup! Do I WANT to be thinner? Yup!
So it should be simple, right? Just stop eating the crap, exercise and JUST DO IT!
I actually am beginning tomorrow with a trainer once a week. I need someone to make me accountable, someone to push me, someone who I have to answer to. I know I shouldn’t. I know everything I need to do, I know what I need to eat and not eat – but it is something about someone else believing in you and working with you and counting on you… to motivate you.
I think the same thing happens in almost any area of our lives that we struggle in, but want to improve. That might be keeping the house clean, cooking or organizing for you. Of course there are way too many to list.. but you understand.
Steps To Just Doing It
1) Goals & Visions
Write them out. What do you want to accomplish? Give yourself specific goals to reach. Make them attainable goals. Be sure to put a date on the paper when you write it, so you can monitor time.
2) Make a Plan
When are you going to start? What time or cost is involved? What steps do you need to take to accomplish your goal?
3) Write it on your calendar
Writing it down is very helpful in making us accountable. If that time is set aside to accomplish your goal, then that is usually one big obstacle out of the way.
4) Find the resources you may need to help you.
It might be a personal trainer, a Professional Organizer, a chef or, it might be finding a tutorial on Youtube, an article, book or magazine to help. It may just be your friend or neighbor that can help you.
But why does it seem that anything we need help with cost money? Have you noticed that it cost more to eat healthier? Why is that? I don’t know, but when I’m watching what I eat, I always spend more on the healthy vs the unhealthy items in the store. Hiring a personal trainer cost money too. If you have organizing problems, hiring a Professional Organizer isn’t free either. I think we have to think of it as an investment in ourselves, our well being, our families well being.
5) Just Do It!
I know… I had to say it didn’t I? But it does come down to that. We can’t just plan and want to do something – we have to actually do the grunt work to receive the benefit. I know I’ll feel better once I start working out and eating right, so I’m going to just do it.