The past few weeks there have been some new faces so I wanted to say, welcome to Fitness Friday!
What is Fitness Friday all about?
Celebrating the one thing we all have in common. A passion and commitment for living a healthy lifestyle.
It’s about sharing progress and successes. Not perfection.
Celebrate fitness. Celebrate good health. Celebrate friends. Celebrate feeling better than ever.
Link up and check out the great health and fitness blogs for inspiration, motivation, tasty recipes and stories of determination and accomplishments.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me with the “Contact Jill” link in the top menu bar.
Is anyone else as shocked as I am that it’s Friday and even more so that it’s the last Friday of October 2015? This month has flown by.
When I decided to register for yoga teacher training that begins in January I knew I needed to rethink my day, routines and simply getting things done. I’ve been an avid list maker for as long as I can remember. First I thought back thinking it probably started in college. Then, I remembered it started in high school when I got my first job.
My to-do lists have undergone a makeover. Some habits were hard to break and expectations were hard to change, but the changes are working. It’s productive. And, if feels good to change my expectation of what I need to accomplish in a 24-hour period. A little trial and error and this is what I’ve come up with for successfully writing a productive to-do list:
- Be specific. The items on your list need to be detailed and actionable. For example, instead of “workout,” write, “5 mile run or a 60 minute Zumba class.” Or, instead of “write blog post,” write, “blog Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe.” The details will help keep you focused on a specific task and help give you an of idea of how long it will take.
- Break big projects down into small doable tasks.
- Have no more than 3 items on your daily to-do list. That’s it. No more. Maybe even fewer than 3.
- #3 is tough for a lot of people. For many, including myself, at first a to-do list of only 3 things is hard to imagine. So, tip #5 is do a weekly brain dump. Take 3, no more than 5, minutes once a week to write down everything on your mind that you need to do the following week. Refer back to it, use it as a running list of things to do, but DON’T make this your to-do list. Keep in the back of your mind I know I can’t do everything on this list in a week and I don’t have that expectation.
Have a fabulously fall weekend everyone!
I would love to chat:
Are you a to-do list kind of person? Do you have a specific way you write your to-do list?
be the best version of YOU
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