1. Start by reviewing the words you listed that describe how you wanted to feel at the end of the first 4 week block. Ask yourself if these still apply? Were they effective and did they motivate you? If so, you might choose to keep them. If not, you may choose to reflect and establish new ones. Perhaps you end up with blend of old and new.
Some examples might be: connected, strong, committed, capable, alive, nurtured, free, courageous... you get the picture. Choose words that reflect what's important to you.
2. Next, identify some examples of things you did within the four weeks of the clinic that supported these feelings. These are your supporters and reminders that help keep you on track. For example, making a commitment to try and adapt if needed, but that getting out and perhaps not having a stellar workout still feels better than if you blew it off and then had head chatter about how "I should have gotten out for a run" distracts you and takes away from further positivity and productivity.
3. Getting off track is essential to our growth. Veering away from one's essence and steering back to it is how we accumulate insight into, and trust in, the nature of life. Sometimes the only way to know we've taken a wrong turn is because we end up feeling awful and exactly how we don't want to feel. Take note of anything that steered you away from feeling how you wanted so you can try to eliminate these in the next block.
4. When building your goals for the week, be sure to make them align with step two. I like to take 5min every Sunday evening and write out realistic and obtainable goals for the week ahead. I reiterate the words beside each workout that helps me remember why that goal is important to me and then I reflect on the past week before building the next. If you did this in the first four weeks - BRAVO and keep it up! If you only choose to do one of these points this block, do this one.
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