A Better Approach to Goal Setting and Beating Perfectionism

I'll keep today's text short and sweet because I really want to share two Facebook LIVE videos I did in January.

Having worked with many clients (and being my own project), I've seen that a common trend in fitness is mindset. We humans like to overthink things just a tad, and that's OK. We like to be perfect. We like to go ALL IN. We like to make excuses to justify not getting to our destination. We like to make ourselves feel guilty.

But, at the end of the day, we just want to feel worthy, strong, important, and like we're making a difference.

I hope you find these LIVE trainings helpful in working on your fitness mindset.

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Video 1 - How To Set Your Own Rock Solid Goals

If you've struggled reaching your goals in the past or seem to get lost along the way, this video is for you!

In order to create healthy habits that last, it's important to break down your goals in such a way that will make them manageable, yet still slightly out of your comfort zone.

Maybe you've heard of the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting method before? Well, I've learned that the S.M.A.R.T. is a fabulous framework, but only when paired with some other key components.

Listen in for my goal setting method, key questions to ask yourself, and how to validate your goal. Get the pen and paper for this one!

(Unfortunately the video was too long to upload, so I cut it about 5 minutes short)

Video 2 - Applying the *Better* not *Perfect* Approach to Beat Perfectionism

Perfectionism can be a real downer. It contributes to the endless roller coaster cycle. Has this ever been you?

Missed a workout? Whole week ruined.

Ate a slice of cake? Oh well, might as well eat the whole thing now.

Been there.

Perfectionist thinking and/or having an "all-or-nothing" mindset is good in some scenarios. However, it can also hurt you.

Listen in for helpful ways to re-frame your behavior and shift your perspective from bring perfect, to being better.

Takeaways

In order to get to a destination you must have a clear, outlined goal, along with actionable steps you can take RIGHT now. I've found writing down weekly or monthly goals in a journal helps so you can look back on all your progress.

Perfectionism can be a beast. Identify some key areas in your life that may be held back by perfectionist thinking.

What's one action step you will take today to be better, not perfect?

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