While it’s important for goals to have checkpoints and milestones, be sure to look at each day on its own, rather than as part of a collection.
For example, if your goal is to work out 4 days a week, and it’s day 6 and you haven worked out yet, you may look at this as if you already lost, because there is no way to reach your goal.
However, if you separate today from the week, and make today’s goal to exercise for 20 minutes, that is something you can still accomplish. When the week ends, maybe you didn’t work out 4 days out of the week. Maybe it was just those 20 minutes. But thats still something. Still an accomplishment.
You can adjust your goals whenever you want.
You’re holding yourself accountable.
I don’t want to say forget about yesterday, because of course we need our memories from the past to help us learn and grow.
But don’t dwell on yesterday.
You can’t go back, and that’s okay.
Leave behind what you didn’t accomplish, because today is a new day, and you can accomplish something.
You’re doing fine. You’re exactly where you need to be.