4. Don’t lose yourself. One of the biggest reasons that busy women get off track is being distracted by other life demands.
• Designate a time to check in with yourself—at least weekly—and evaluate how things are going. Schedule how much time you’ll need throughout the week for exercise, stress relief, meal planning, etc.
• Post your goals somewhere where you will see them and be reminded of them regularly. Make sure you identify milestones along the way to your big goal and reward yourself for reaching them.
5. Keep it positive. Don’t ignore your mindset—it has the power to impact your mood, your energy level, your choices and your progress. Focus on what you’ve done rather than what didn’t happen.
Acknowledge the accomplishments and celebrate your achievements along the way. Adopt the mantra, “I’m doing my best” instead of “I have to get it perfect” and you’ll be much better prepared to keep going when the going gets tough, recognize your progress and your efforts, and take good care of yourself along the way.
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