Updated: Aug 25
Do you struggle with consistency?
If so, you are not alone. Most people will be inconsistent at some point or another while working toward a goal they have.
But just because most people are inconsistent doesn’t mean you have to be.
You are extraordinary, ready to make a change otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this!
Listen in or read on below for 5 ways you can show up more consistent to reach your health and life goals.
Don’t let perfection be a spoiler.
Watch what expectations you set for yourself. Is the bar too high?
Very few people will hit their goal without any missteps or mess-ups.
If you hit the snooze button instead of getting up at 6AM as planned for a run it’s not a time to give up or beat yourself up.
It’s a time to forgive yourself, get curious and determine what you could do differently. It’s a time for a do-over.
Maybe the time or the distance seemed overwhelming to you. Would running at lunch or after work be a better option for you? Find a time you can be consistent.
Maybe lower the bar just a little to help you gain momentum.
Progress over perfection!
It’s not a race.
Changing and creating new habits and being consistent takes time.
Trying to go too fast may burn you out and you may quit.
You are not in a race. Taking small consistent baby steps toward your goal is going to get you there.
Try making small 1% changes every day. They add up exponentially over time!
Plan and prepare.
Do things that will make it easier for you to take more consistent action toward your goal.
If you want to eat healthier then make sure you have healthy meals and snacks that are grab and go. Maybe prepare them for the whole week on Sunday. Put them in little glass containers ready to go. That way you can’t use the excuse that you didn’t have something healthy to eat.
If working out consistently 5 days a week is your goal then what could you do to help you be more successful? Maybe the night before get all of your workout clothes ready to be put on or in a bag in your car ready to go to the gym.
If you fail to plan you really plan to fail!
Write it down.
Hand write on paper, not typed on the computer, what your goal is. Use emotion and write it in the present tense as if you have already accomplished your goal. Read it out loud with emotion and celebrate as if your goal has already been reached.
You can also use post-it notes or make a beautiful reminder on the computer with a word, a phrase or pictures on it.
Then post it everywhere. Put it on your screen saver for your phone and your computer. On the refrigerator, the mirror in your bathroom, car, desk drawer. Anywhere you will see it.
These are constant reminders to help you subconsciously stay on track.
Accountability whether it is with a friend, a group or a coach is the secret ingredient!
Telling someone what you are going to do and having them help you stay on track is the best way to help you be consistent!
Find someone that will truly hold you accountable. Not someone that will cave with you when the going gets tough or sleep sounds sooo much better.
That friend that also wants to work out every morning at 6AM and on the 3rd day talks you out of it… that’s not accountability.
Find someone that is not judgmental, not afraid to lovingly call you out, very consistent and is truly interested in helping you meet your goals.
Coaches are great at this!
So where do you find that you struggle with being consistent?
Let me know in the comments below or shoot me an
email - firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear.
Live life empowered!
When you are stressed out it is not easy to stay focused and consistent with anything. Here is a free guide for ways to reduce your stress: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress
Sheri Johnson is a certified Transformational Holistic Health and Life Coach in the Central Florida area. She believes everyone deserves an amazing healthy, balanced life, full of energy and feeling fantastic! When you get back on track in life and feel like yourself again then you can easily step into who you truly want to be, living out your purpose, passion and what you were called here to do.