Sunday Running Meditation - Goal Setting
Running for me is a sort of meditation. It allows me to clear my mind of distraction. Whether I’m listening to music, a book or nothing at all, I always end with a calmer, clearer mind.
Here’s what I’m thinking about right now: Goal setting
Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down. I like those odds, so I’m giving it a shot.
Because it’s the beginning of the week, and also the beginning of a new month (can’t believe it’s August!), I am going to start writing down weekly goals and sharing them here on Sundays.
I encourage you to do this as well. Tweet them at me so I can see what goals you have for yourself this week.
Here are mine:
1. Meditate 5 minutes every day
Meditation has come up several times this month in several different forms. I have always been resistant to this (not sure why) but I’m going to give it a shot. Baby steps. I can can sit still for 5 minutes…
2. Cook one thing I have never made before
I’m in sort of a cooking slump right now and am living almost exclusively on smoothies and baked avocados. I went to a Hana’s (of talkinsnack) for brunch yesterday and decided it’s time to branch out.
3. Run and bike 2 times
Time to start adding some running and biking back to the old fitness calendar.
4. Stop checking my phone in bed
This one’s going to be tough. But I am going to stop checking my phone before I go to sleep and right when I wake up.
What goals do you have for yourself this week?