Do you crash into something you ought to have done days ago and you have not? Or you realize some days have gone by and yet you have forgotten to complete some essential tasks? Does it make you feel bad or remorseful?
Mine is skipping to write and meeting with the accountability group. It makes me feel as if I am irresponsible person who is not consistent and accountable. It can feel bad, really bad and that’s all I know.
So many of us have such instances, when you realize that you have eaten so much junk and you had set a goal on being mindful of your health, postponing to join part time classes for that professional course and now Q3 is gone, calling that friend or re-establishing a relationship. You can go on and on to list many instances or scenarios.
This is called drifting on your goals. Drifting on your goals occur when the gap between a goal and the actual performance is reduced by lowering the goal or not giving it the necessary attention, e.g. reducing gym sessions from 5 to 2 checking Instagram instead of reading a book. The gradual lowering of the goals is never apparent until the decreasing performance reduce so low that it produces a crisis, goals becoming unachievable or deadlines not met.
To counter this, you either increase your efforts and tackling barriers that prevents you get closer to your goal and or reduce the goals to make it more attainable.
So, what is it that makes you feel remorseful or guilty when you realize you are not doing it? What is your strategy to get back on track?