Setting a goal is exciting. Imagining what your future is motivating. But when it comes time to take action, you might not feel like it, which can lead to feelings of guilt and shame. So, what's the answer?
Let's say your goal was to be more active.
Your plan may have been to walk the dogs longer, do a yoga routine at morning and night, or go to a gym class.
But, when reality comes into it, you may be running short on time before work, too exhausted after work, have a headache, or just plainly don't want to (which is more than ok!).
To avoid falling into the "I've failed again" mindset, look for something small to do.
It might be changing the bed sheets. Wiping down the bathroom vanity. Or unloading the dishwasher.
They're all forms of movement.
And even if they only last a couple of minutes, it's still progress towards your goal.
There's also the chance you'll feel like you want to keep going, because you're already moving and in the swing of things.