I’ve written before how I am super hard on myself, like, really hard on myself. Something I try to work on every day is to focus not what I am maybe mad at myself for, but what I am proud of myself for.
It doesn’t have to take a huge accomplishment to be proud of yourself. The smallest thing like, “I drank my 8 glasses of water for they day” GO ME! “I worked out today!” “I got more than 7 hours of sleep!”
I keep track of certain things in my calendar and I keep getting hung up on what I’m not doing instead of what I am doing. I still want to know what I am not doing, but I really need to focus on not getting hung up on it, because then that defeats the purpose of my goal.
Nothing is instant, things take time. If you only focus on the “negative” things you do – you don’t leave room for the positive.
I keep struggling with trying to go to bed earlier and waking up earlier, and I keep beating myself up over it since that is not going well right now. Then, that takes over and that’s all I can think about. I consider my whole day a fail. Then I think of other things I’m not doing and it just takes over.
Instead of considering something “negative” why not “things to improve” or just working towards your goal? It is all how you shape it. A little win is still a win.
I still want to hold myself accountable, but if I keep getting fixated on something I maybe didn’t accomplish for the day, I’m not leaving room to acknowledge what positive things I am doing.
Stay tuned for my next post as I will have a guest blogger expanding on this topic and different things you can try to emphasize your little wins!