I’ve been brainstorming something over the last couple weeks, and today I’m finally getting the courage to share with y’all what I’ve been working on. I shared briefly earlier this week, then felt self conscious about it and took the post down. I don’t know why I worry what others think of me so much. I’m human, and that’s something I’m going to work on!
This started as a personal journey. I found myself getting into a RUT at home. I was having a hard time finding direction in my life, and was starting to feel really down and worthless / useless. I was just lost. I felt like I wasn’t getting anything accomplished during the day, and my motivation to do anything at all pretty much dwindled. And it wasn’t just household chores, it was action steps towards goals I wanted to achieve. I really want to better myself this year!
I ALWAYS pile everything on at once, and then wonder why I fail. I put so much pressure on myself to be 100% on task and mark every item off my to-do list every single day. It’s impossible to achieve that consistently, and then I end up feeling like a failure because I’m “not doing what I’m supposed to”. And when you’re starting something new, it’s not always successful to go full force straight out of the gate. You have old habits to break and new habits to create. I think success comes from smaller pieces of the larger puzzle. If I’m 1% better today than I was yesterday, then I’m moving forward. At the end of the year, ideally I’d be 365% better than I was when I started. It’s small steps, and I’m not stagnant. It removes that pressure of doing all the things. (this is not a concept I came up with on my own, check out Atomic Habits!)
My biggest motivation comes from marking things off a to-do list. Sometimes my list can get pretty long. And like I said, that’s not something that I can consistently keep up with. You know what I can keep up with? Doing 1 thing a day. And I only have to do that 1 thing to be considered successful for the day. It’s my WIN for the day. If I feel like doing more, that’s great! But, if I do one thing per day to move myself in the right direction towards my goals, then I’m successful.
That’s where the Seven Weekly Wins Club came from. I would love for you to take a couple minutes and read more about that here.
I called it a “club” because I would really like to not do this alone, and it just sounded fun to me. I wanted to create something FUN and light hearted and positive. I wanted community to encourage and to encourage me. I know I’m not the only one who struggles this way, and I know I’m not the only one who can achieve goals and WIN each and every day.
I’ve done all my planning, and I officially start on Monday. I hope you’ll join me, friends!