The Weekly ONE Thing - January 7th
Updated: Feb 13, 2019
The Weekly ONE Thing is one thing for you to focus on each week. It is a fun and simple way to improve your life one thing at a time.
This week's ONE thing question is, "What is ONE thing you could do this week to improve your health?" Why not start with a question that ties into many people's New Year's resolutions? If you started this year resolving to lose weight, exercise, eat healthy, give up any bad habits, then this will help kickstart that goal. The idea of the Weekly ONE thing is to make it simple enough for you to actually achieve it. So make it easy for yourself to be successful by picking one small thing you could do right now. If losing weight is one of your goals, (and it is one of mine), instead of going BIG like, joining a gym, starting a diet plan, going on a cleanse, etc., try making it small to start. Pick something like, not having sugar in your coffee for the week, or eating 2 vegetables with every meal, or doing 10 minutes of exercise first thing each morning. The idea of starting small, is that you want to be successful. Pick something that you know you can do, but is still challenging for you to do. Each small success will help you build to bigger successes. When you keep promises to yourself, it builds your confidence and trust in yourself.
So my Weekly ONE Thing that I am choosing to focus on for my health, is to get more sleep. My goal is to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night. That may sound too easy, but I have a habit of wanting to finish projects in the late evening when the house is quiet. It was a great strategy when my kids were small and it was a time I could actually focus and get things done. But it has left me with a residual bad habit of staying up late. I think that if I can successfully achieve this goal, it could help me change this habit that negatively impacts my sleep, and ultimately my health.
The counterpart to the Weekly ONE Thing, is Follow-Up Friday. Each Friday, I will report my results of my Weekly ONE Thing. I will let you know what worked, what didn't, and what I learned. I am inviting you to share your results as well. Please post your comments about your own experience with your ONE Thing. We can learn so much from sharing our successes and challenges. It's fun way to grow, develop and be in a community with other growth-minded individuals.