What do you use “sticky notes” or Post-It notes for in your household? A reminder on your steering wheel to pick up bread and milk? Love notes in your kid’s lunches? As a honey-do list for your hubby? Again this year, we’d like to help you change it up and use them to remind you to do something for yourself!
Our Social Challenge during the month of January is to stop by our Post-It Note Board to create your weekly goals. It can be as little as drinking an extra 32 oz of water each day to hitting 10,000 steps on your Fitbit before bedtime. Have a Myzone belt - how about a MEP goal for the week? Or promise yourself to participate in the Myzone Challenge each month? Don't forget self-care. How about "I will sit down with a cup of tea and a book or sketch/paint for at least 1 hour each day"? After you write it down, take a picture of it with your phone to remind yourself throughout the week and to help you focus on your goal. When your goal is accomplished, take it off the board and place it in the “I did it!” bucket. Miss a goal that week? Aim for the same goal the next week. And, as you chalk up those successes, keep those good habits as part of the new, better you! If your Week 1 goal was to drink more water, keep it up Weeks 2-4 while you add other goals. By month's end, you'll have accrued some great new healthier habits!
One of our Chicago Heights Athletics Managers told us how the Post It note Challenge has made him think, "2020 reminded me of the importance of setting goals. I am a marathon runner. In 2019 I ran 3 marathons, 2 half marathons and a total of about 800 miles for the year. Once the pandemic shut down all the 2020 races, I got totally off track and have since stayed off track. Just preparing for this Post It Challenge has reminded me that it's time to set some goals again. My first Post-It goal will be to sign up for my first race since 2019. Let’s go! What goals will you set in 2023?"
If you are ready to take small steps in the right direction, we are here to help you measure those efforts, goals, and successes. We challenge you to start the New Year on a path to success, week by week.