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What's Your Aim?

Crafting the life you want begins with determining your aim. What does it take to have a good day? A good week? A good month? If you're not sure, read on for steps to determine your aim and achieve it more consistently.


Priorities & Observations

Let's identify your aim based on what's most important to you. Name your top three to five priorities that come to mind.


For example:

  1. Faith

  2. Family

  3. Health

  4. Friends

  5. Work

Now consider how you actually spend your time, money, and energy. Do you actually prioritize your resources according to your list of priorities?


If not, you might be able to make a more honest list. Or maybe you've experienced some dissatisfaction in life because it's not what you want it to be.



Know Yourself

Speaking of honesty and satisfaction, how well do you know yourself?


Do you know at what time your mind is sharpest during the day? Do you know what motivates you to do difficult things? Why is each item included on your list of priorities?


The honest answers to questions like these can serve as a sturdy foundation for building a satisfying life.


Start Small

When you're starting (or restarting) an effort to live intentionally, it can help to work on a small period of time before setting intentions for an entire day.


For example, maybe you want to set an aim for the first thirty minutes of your day. You can start by focusing on your first priority and build from there.


So if it's exercise, try these steps:

  1. Start the day with a workout that you know you can complete and enjoy.

  2. Even if you wake up later than you planned, try to fit it in.

  3. After completing this aim most days over a three week period, add another goal to the morning!



Stay Accountable

Earlier I asked you about what motivates you. Now I'm challenging you to apply your answer to staying accountable to your aim!


For example, if you know you're motivated by doing things with other people, find a workout partner who will meet you physically, virtually, or text to check in about that first-thing-in-the-morning exercise routine.


Don't wait until it's difficult to design your plan for accountability!




Wishing you wellness,


Rebecca

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