This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kathy - Flexible Goal Planning

This is from Spark People:

Does change stress you out? Do you feel anxious not knowing what is around the corner in life? It is unreasonable to expect the world to adapt for you; rather you must change to fit the world. Life is without a doubt, unpredictable. While it is natural to desire stability and consistency, life simply doesn't work that way all of the time. People pass away, financial situations change, relationships end--all without our consultation! The best solution is to develop a sense of humor and flexibility. Continue to set long-term goals, but keep your options and means for achieving those goals adaptable, just in case life decides to throw a wrench in your plans.

I think this is excellent - when our normal routines are shifted by, say, catering a wedding (which I did this weekend and was although it was fun, was also rather exhausting), by trips to Brazil, by house guests, we just need to develop a sense of humor, flexibility, and ask ourselves, "What can I do in this situation to move closer to my goal?" 

Here's to remembering to be flexible with how we reach our goals when life throws us a curve-ball. 

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