When I am on a wellness program with specific goals, it is easy for me to ‘forget’ those goals and ‘forget’ to pay attention to my behavior. Sometimes it is an excuse for why I am not following my program. Sometimes I get busy and I do forget.
It helps me to keep reminders in plain view. Some people need to file things away, some people need to have things out where they can see them. If I file things away, they do not exist for me. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’.
So far, I have kept four reminders of my program in plain sight:
1. my spiral notebook – a workbook where I record progress on my current short-term goals
2. my sticker rewards – old business cards that I gradually fill with stickers as I make progress towards my goals – once a card is full, I can claim a small reward for my efforts
3. a bulletin board with short reminders of the goals I am working on
4. my bowl of ‘finds’ from my walks
What do you use to remind yourself of the progress you are making towards your goals?
Best always, Alexandra