For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this seemingly distant image of Maigan 2.0 in my head.
The version of myself that eats healthy, drinks enough water, gets enough sleep, and does all kinds of other magical goal accomplishing.
I’ve built up this perfect version of myself and made little to no effort actually bringing that person out of my head and into reality.
Before this year even started, I put a lot of focus and thought into this really being the year that I finally stop making excuses and become the person I truly want to be.
That starts with slowly forming healthy habits that will soon become a healthy lifestyle.
The idea of making big life changing moves seems so scary and daunting when just left in my head, so I decided to make life a little easier and make a chart to track these habits and goals that I wanted to incorporate into my life.
It doesn’t need to be the first day of a new year, new month, new week, or whatever “right time” you’re waiting for.
You can start making any change you want, and the right time can be right now if you’re really serious about it.
I’m the queen of making excuses for myself and enabling bad behaviors, but at a point you have to want to accomplish your goals more than you want to make excuses.
As of next week, I’ll be officially working 8-10 hours a day, 6 days a week, at 3 different jobs.
On top of that I’m trying to get this blog rolling, meal prep so I can maintain a healthy diet, and incorporate some kind of activity into my days outside of work.
Past Maigan would absolutely love these circumstances, because it’s the perfect opportunity to make an excuse to do what’s easy rather than what I need.
For example, I could tell myself that because I’m so busy I shouldn’t worry about posting here, cooking for myself, and working out, but instead I’m challenging myself to stay consistent with things that I know are going to benefit me in the long run.
You don’t have to be perfect and get everything right the first time you try, but the most important thing is that you’re actively trying to live your life in a way that is in your best interest.
That’s the first step to living on purpose!
What habits and goals would you want to track as a starting point for the ideal version of yourself?
Let me know in the comments!