If you woke up this week and thought, shit, how is it already February?! join the club. Its been over a month since we made our bullshit resolutions and were still sitting around without a gym membership, a Valentines date, and frankly, without a plan. Its time to refocus. February may be the shortest month, but it could also be your most productive.
If youve been too lazy to follow up with your goals or just too busy stalking everyone elses winter break Cabo pics, its time to cut the excuses and start getting shit done. Becca Pizzi just beat the world record by running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, so dont tell me youre too busy checking out Gilt City massages to get out of bed and make shit happen. Here are three ways to help you get back on track this month.
1. Take your resolutions and specify them
The main reason people dont follow up on their resolutions is because the goal was too broad in the first place. If your goal was to get organized, youll probably end up a less organized, hotter mess than you thought was possible by next year. By making more specific resolutions like keeping to-do lists on your phone and cleaning out your desk once a month, your goals will be more attainable and less overwhelming.
2. Ditch the sprints, go for the baby steps
Aside from making your goals more specific, make them smaller. I know this sounds weird because we all want to aim high, but baby steps work. Did you ever try running into an Uber in six-inch stilettos? Exactly. Instead of telling yourself you want Kelly Ripas abs overnight, start slow. Tell yourself youll get to the gym twice a week. Once you attain that goal, youll set a bigger one. Sooner or later, youll be burning calories faster than you can consume them on an average weeknight.
3. Socialize your goals
As a betch, you need your best friend by your side whether youre picking up an iced coffee in last nights dress or waiting in the bathroom line to pee at the club. Your best friend is there for you, so make her hold you ACCOUNTABLE. Whether you promise to text each other daily healthy recipes or remind each other to go to sleep earlier, having a friend set goals with you makes all the difference. Next thing you know, youll be cabbing home from the postgame together before 2AM and exchanging smoothie recipes. This strategy is guaranteed to work because besties are there for each other. Thats just like, the rules of feminism.