Monday, July 23, 2012

Mission Monday

I am blessed to have an incredible Mom. She is my biggest cheerleader, best friend and supports me in every way possible. One of those ways is to help me out periodically with chores and, because she’s retired, shopping. For example, if I am looking for a particular item, Mom will zone in like a heat-seeking missile to find whatever it is I’m looking for! Its fun to seek her go “into action”, and when she’s fervently involved in the process I will lovingly call her “Mama Missione –I” (i.e. Mama on a mission – Mama Missy-own-a). Really, she’s gifted because most times she ALWAYS can find whatever item for which I’ve been hunting!

What does that have to do with Mission Monday? Glad you asked! What one thing are you seeking out of this week? What one goal do you need to go after like Mama Missione? How will you set time aside each day this week to accomplish that goal? How much money do you need for it, and how much can you set aside each day? Maybe you want to finish that degree – so this week look into colleges, see how much tuition for one class would be, and begin to set aside a few dollars towards your education fund. Maybe you want to lose weight this week. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, one pound is 3,500 calories, so each day you have to burn 500 calories more than you eat. How will you do that? What extra exercises will you do to burn about 300 calories more a day? What foods will you switch out/eliminate so that you will have about 200 calories intake less a day? Maybe you want to work on a relationship this week. What one thing could you do each day to actively make that happen? A phone call? Email? Setting up a date with that person this week to have a meal or just take a walk?

Missions or goals can be big magilla bahonkin’ goals like a few mentioned above or just simple daily things that can help you in your day-to-day life. Maybe your mission this week is finding more simplicity and peace in your life. That might mean planning an hour or two for you to read, write or take a walk. If you’re a single mom this can be difficult, so you might try to find someone who would be willing to give you an hour’s babysitting so you could go home and quietly listen to music, journal or take a bubble bath. If funds are tight, perhaps you could trade babysitting chores with another Mom so you both you accomplish your “peace this week” mission.

Whatever it is (and you already know because as you’ve been reading this it’s been popping into your thoughts and spirit), make it happen this week… do something towards your goal. Like my Mom, zone in on it and make it your mission. One step at a time.

Coach Linda

1 comment:

  1. How long after waking should one eat breakfast? I like to wait until I feel hungry.