I’m really hoping that the April showers will bring May flowers… Aren’t you? Spring is long overdue in my neck of the woods. And with May rolling in, I am ready to look at some new goals.
I think much of my monthly goal setting has been repetitive. I’ve been focused on cutting sugar and fast food, as well as dropping that monthly four pounds.
Those have been great goals, but May is a month that I need to change things up.
The month of May is one of celebration in my family. As you know, we just celebrated my daughter’s birthday, but there’s more excitement coming! In May, my husband has his birthday, I have my birthday, my son has his birthday, and it is our wedding anniversary! Not to mention, we will be celebrating the end of our homeschool year.
Phew! That’s a lot!
So while I could say I am going to keep focused on cutting sugar, I know that just isn’t realistic. I don’t want to be the person sitting there watching everyone else enjoy cake while I try so hard to say no. For me, that’s just some sort of cruel punishment.
Deprivation is not what I’m about.
Once in a while, you just have to go with it, so I’m going with it. May is the month I’m allowing myself to just do whatever when it comes to the treats.
I choose to celebrate with my family.
I choose to enjoy all the yumminess.
I still hope to keep my body moving and lose a pound or two, but I’m not going to be focused on it. Rather, for the month of May, I am going to have a completely different goal.
My May goal is to start each day by writing down three affirmations. I am going to call them “I am” statements. The point of this goal is to change my internal dialogue. I tend to have a lot of negative self-talk, and that is so destructive! This month, I will change that!
While I enjoy a time of celebration with my family, I will get up each day and write down three things that I am. For example:
- I am strong.
- I am worthy.
- I am capable.
I will take those three affirmations and make a point of rereading them throughout the day.
I am going to positively impact my mind and turn around those self-esteem issues that I struggle with.
This may sound like some hocus-pocus stuff for some people, but it’s not. Positive affirmations can really change your outlook. I have a friend who talks about placing her affirmations on sticky notes around her house. I think that’s also a great idea!
And that’s it. That is my one goal for May. It’s actually a pretty big goal because the negative self-talk is something I have been fighting with for a long time.
As for rewards, I’m not going to set anything specific because the shift in thought will be a reward all on its own.
Do you practice daily positive affirmations? If so, I’d love to hear from you!