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Why I didn’t set New Year’s Resolutions


A resolution by definition is a finite commitment and resolve to do or not do something. This kind of decision making rarely works in my experience. Reason why? It’s a massive step to make. Going from black to white, completely cold turkey (no Christmas puns intended)

Our brains rarely work that way – although we like to think they do. Our brains don’t like to be told we can’t do something EVER AGAIN or for a whole year. I don’t know about you but for me you tell me I can’t do something and I want to do it a whole lot more. By focusing on what we can’t or shouldn’t do we focus wayyy more energy on it and believe me what you focus on you create.

Instead I’ve set some goals and directions to move in, knowing where I want to be this time next year.

I set these goals using the age old SMART acronym:

S – specific

M- measurable

A – achievable

R – realistic

T – timely

If I set goals that are vague, airy and completely insane or irrelevant at no point am I going to feel like I have a hope in hell of achieving them or feel particularly motivated.

So my goals have to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and with a time frame.

This way I can then break down these ‘end results’ into steps and chunks to work on everyday.

Then I know that if something doesn’t happen on it’s deadline I still know I’m moving in the right direction. Your success isn’t always about achieving these goals but instead by the congruent consistent actions you’re taking towards them. If you aren’t really doing it – do you even really want it?

Finally, the only way you will ever move in the direction of your goals is having a big fat why.

A reason that trumps all excuses. A motivation that sets you ON FIRE. More to come on this in my next blog ..

 

Superfox x

How to get motivated on a new diet or fitness plan


 

How to get motivated on a new diet or fitness regime

When we do anything in life we do it for a reason. From brushing your teeth to driving to work there is a reason. That reason varies, in the instance of these examples you don’t want bad breath and you gotta pay the bills …

But when we want to make changes or take actions everyday towards something bigger, better or new something that is not ‘necessary’ to our survival physically or financially it can be hard to motivate and mobilise ourselves for a number of reasons:

 

  1. Patterns and Habits – we are creatures of habit. Our sub-conscious minds store repeat patterns to make our day to day actions easier. Our mind remembers what actions follow another, we call these triggers e.g ‘I feel tired must have coffee’ ‘ I feel stressed, I’ll have a biscuit’. These triggers are the hardest battles we face when starting any new regime. Much like an old video tape, we can’t erase the patterns and triggers we already have, we can only overwrite them. Creating new patterns and habits can take anywhere from 21 to 60 days which is why fat loss diets and challenges are usually created in these timeframes. During this timeframe having support is so crucial to making sure you stay on track in order to install these new habits!
  2. Emotionally we seek comfort. The human brains want to keep us in a place of happy! We are taught sometimes from children that to soothe feelings of discomfort we turn to external support in the form of food, and as we grow older alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs can also play a part in buffering these bad feelings. Unless we learn to deal with our emotions head on we will always turn to comfort food, drink etc SO when we start any kind of new bigger goal we are going to face adversity and this is where a support network can be AMAZING as well as opening up to personal growth and dealing with the issues themselves.
  3. Your why isn’t strong enough. Making a big lifestyle change is a decision with a huge impact on all areas and often ripples into all areas of your life. You have to be ready for this. To be ready you need to know WHY you are doing it and know that your why is bigger than other people’s comments, bigger than your own excuses and has a bigger impact in your life by achieving it than not! Examples include finally losing 12st because the doctor gave you a death date is a bigger why than needing to lose a few lbs to be a size 10 ..

 

So in conclusion, it’s no wonder why committing to a new plan can be super challenging! This is why in our experience surrounding yourself with the right people, having the support of a coach or mentor and really opening up to WHY you are making the change.

For support, guidance and direction drop us an email to info@chaseperfection.com

 

Is obsession a bad thing?


Why does obsession need to be a bad thing?

If we’re obsessed with the right things obsession can only lead to success. The difference between you and the successful person you admire is that they were obsessed.

You can be obsessed with anything and everything in life – it’s just about knowing your purpose so that you can differentiate between what feels good vs what is good for you. Be obsessed with being ALL IN on your life and be obsessed with your purpose and you’ll never be average!
– Lucy Walton 

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