If you are in the process of tackling a new goal in your life such as weight loss it’s important you take time to reflect how the progress is going. This is especially important since taking on a new goal means that definite changes must be made on a continual basis in order for you to be successful.
That’s why it’s important you take time to reflect on how your progress is going. When you take a moment each week to reflect on how the last seven days went, you can then revise your agenda so that the upcoming week is as focused and productive as possible.
Let’s face it, taking on a new goal means that there will be a number of things that must change in order to develop new healthy habits. Your efforts may not always work out on the first attempt. There will be some setbacks and maybe even some temporary failures, which is why it’s as important as ever to take time to reflect on how the entire process is going.
Once you get into the weekly habit of reflection, you will then be able to identify problem areas and address them right away. For instance let’s take the weight-loss process as the intended goal. In order to effectively lose weight, a person needs to monitor the types of food and drinks they consume, have a good handle on the portion size at each eating instance, and get a consistent form of exercise.
Even though that might sound like it shouldn’t be a very difficult task to achieve, the majority of people who take on the weight-loss process do not achieve this goal on the first attempt. Unfortunately, many who try to lose weight end up quitting and reverting back to their old unhealthy habits.
Give yourself a tactical advantage and take a moment every week to reflect how the weight loss process is going. This does not need to take an enormous amount of time to accomplish, just a few minutes of self-reflection on a Sunday afternoon or right before you go to sleep that night, reflect on the previous seven days.
As you are getting used to this process, you may want to have a small piece of paper such as a Post-it note along with a pen handy to write down important thoughts and ideas. Don’t forget your phone likely has a Notes app where you can keep important information which you may prefer especially if you are technically savvy.
Using the electronic method can also help you keep a running tab week by week, similar to journaling. Doing it this way may also maintain your motivation and inspiration to stick with your health and fitness commitment. Give it a try and see how well it helps you on this weight loss journey.