04 Jan Simple goal setting.
People set and accomplish goals in all sorts of ways. We have found one simple way that might help you in becoming plant-strong. It might not be for everyone, but give it a try and see if you like it. This can be done with anything from changing your diet to quitting smoking to working out every day.
It’s the “don’t break the chain” concept.
Print out (or buy) a calendar and put it somewhere you will see it every day. We put one on our bathroom mirror. Write the goal you have in mind on top of the calendar. So let’s say your goal is to bike 15 miles every day, you would just write that on top. Just a note of caution – make your goal something you can actually do every day, so maybe your goal is to bike 15 miles a day, but you know that it won’t be possible every day, but maybe you know that biking 5 miles a day is absolutely possible, so make that your goal. Heck, if you want just write “get on bike every day” we’re pretty sure that most days you will do more than sit on it.
After you pick a goal, simply start marking off each day you accomplish it. So if your goal is to go with out dairy, just put an X through each day you go with out it. Your goal is to not break the chain, and get as many X’s in a row as you can. Sooner or later, your calendar will be filled with X’s and after a while, that goal will become a habit, not just a goal.
If you break the chain? No worries, start again the next day and see if you can make a longer chain this time!
If you think this sounds like a good plan for you, we’d love to hear some of the goals you’d like to set for yourself. Leave a comment, help others with their goals as well! If you have advice on things like how to work out more, how to quit smoking, how to eat more veggies, we’d love for you to leave a comment to help out your fellow E2-ers!