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How to Follow Through with Healthy Habits (Video Post)

Hiya Gorgeous!

Do you know what happens on January 12th this year, darling? It’s national Quitter’s Day. The second Friday in January has become the designated day to “honor” folks bidding adieu to their New Year’s Resolutions not even two weeks after they were set. Sheesh. At least we know we’re not alone. 

The struggle to follow through with your goals is so common it now has its own sad little calendar slot. But interestingly, a calendar slot can also be part of the cure… 

Call ‘em what you want: goals, intentions, New Year’s Resolutions. The bottom line is that they matter. Because YOU matter. The direction in which you want to steer your life matters. So we shouldn’t just swallow the idea that it’s impossible to follow through. Instead, we should make a plan to turn those beautiful aims into reality.

So whether you want to create healthy habits, strengthen your ‘No’ muscle, or finally plan that dream trip—hit play for some ideas to put workboots on your aspirations.

How to Create a Follow Through Plan for Your Goals

Read the transcript here…

Kris Carr: We’re going to focus on follow through. Focus on follow through. So once you’ve got your 3 to 5 specific and self loving goals, I want you to spend some time noodling on how are you going to make them happen? What do you do to make them happen? Goals need follow through support, it’s one thing that I think so many of us forget to do. It’s one thing to get clear on what it is that you want, but it’s another thing to get clear on how you’re going to go about achieving your vision.

I think that this is where many of us, myself included, we often fall short. So we may love dreaming, we might love setting goals, we might love manifesting, but we poop out on the planning and on creating supportive habits. Right? So let me give you another example. Let’s say that your goal is to eat plant based twice a week. That’s a lovely goal. Maybe even once a week you’re going to go fully plant based on a meatless Monday. So how are you going to follow through on that? It’s a great goal, but how are you actually going to put work boots on that goal?

So here is an idea: meal planning. For me specifically, unless I meal plan, I’m probably not going to have the healthiest meals throughout the week. Now, some of you might be wildly talented in the kitchen and maybe you’ve always got a stocked pantry and you can create some magic on the fly with a can of beans and a stock of asparagus. Not all of us are like that. For many of us, if it’s not planned, it’s not going to happen. So you’ve heard me talk about this in the past, but I often do my meal planning and shopping over the weekend. I don’t always want to do it—you know, I’m gonna go out and do other things, right?—but I do a little meal planning, I make sure I get my shopping done, so I set myself up for the week ahead. This helps with my energy. This helps with my immunity. This helps with my vitality. This helps with my mood. This just helps me stay strong and feel better.

So take a little bit of prep and a little bit of planning to get a big return. So when we go into the journal time, your third prompt is: What’s one action you can take for each goal to help you follow through?

Here’s what you’ll discover:

1.  Why fewer goals actually make it easier to follow through.

(I recommend 3 to 5 per year!)

2. The difference between clarifying what you want (your goal) and how you’re going to make it happen (your action plan).

3.  The #1 thing that derails healthy habits—

—and how to use your calendar to combat it.

4. Why so many of us poop out on our goals and how to create supportive habits to ensure you follow through.

Now it’s your turn. What’s one goal you want to achieve this year—and how will you put workboots on it? Share yours so we can support each other!

Intention & consistent action,

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  1. Uta says:

    Hi, thank you Kris,

    actually a just like to carry on with the new habits from the last year of 90% plant based eating, nearly daily jogging, yoga or horse riding and regular meditation.

    I won`t force it, but I like to get more creative again and integrate that also in my job!

  2. Jodi says:

    Taking the 1st five minutes of each day setting my intentions for the day.

  3. Annette says:

    I have got to declutter my office room. I”ve got to get rid of old papers and boxes of stuff I’m not using. I want to try to set aside 30 minutes each day to go thru stuff.
    I realize my age and no sense hanging onto things I used to do that I can’t do anymore. I want to accomplish this task by April first. I need to pray about this to stay motivated.

  4. Debbie says:

    My goal is to declutter, purge and sell items so that I don’t carry them (and what they represent) with me forever. Each week I choose a category of items, e.g., clothing and go through putting into sell, keep, donate, share and repair. The following week it will be books, then kitchen items, then shoes/boots. . . etc. My initiative is derived from years as a re-seller and my goal is to not have to do that any more!

  5. Dana Croson says:

    Thank you

  6. Pat Saracino says:

    My number 1 goal is to start taking better care of myself. For health reasons I need to eat better and the weight loss will be a bonus! I have stared meal planning ( very helpful) My plan is to sit down once a week make a menu for the week and shop for that menu only! Adding walking to the mix is another goal.

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