3 Steps to Improve Your Consistency

This month I have large goals (family, personal and professional) with limited resources (time, manpower etc).

Can you relate?

Employing the principle of consistency will help make things happen.

If you struggle with consistency, check out this Facebook Live video and print this post – it is a notes page and worksheet.

Facebook Live Notes 

[00:50] Consistency can help us ______________.

[ 1:06] The Bible speaks to consistency.

Pray without ____________. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

The Greek word spoudazo often translated to study in 2 Timothy 2:15 (“study to show thyself approved…”) means be                                   .

[ 1:29]

[02:41]  Your level of consistency points to your level of ________________.

To improve your consistency: 

[ 2:53] 1.  ____________ your self-talk.

We are all consistent in some areas or actions in our lives.  We overcome challenges and barriers because we are committed to that action/cause.

[4:47] We can be consistent in other areas if it is __________________.

[ 5:00] 2. Is the action a  __________ or a ____________.

Sometimes consistency is not possible/probable because the action can not be ___________.

[ 6:50] Find actions that are really ______________ to you and are a ______ for your life.

[ 7:08] 3. ____________ the new action to something you currently do consistently.

[ 7:30] Addictions and __________ are powerful because they drive us to action without thought.

[ 7:47] _______________ the power of habit!

Take Action

What are 5 things I do consistently?

 

 

What is the new action I’d like to perform regularly to move me towards my goal?

 

Is it a fit for my life (i.e. can I do realistically do this regularly)?  I’m talking eryday!

If not, how can it be adjusted or what is something else that I can do regularly that can move me towards that goal?

 

What current habit can I anchor this new action to?

 

Now get to it!

If you’d like more help, let’s talk. Go to the Work With Nettye page on my website and book a Discovery call. I’d love to step through this with you.

You can do it!

 

 

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Do Something New

August is just about gone… 2017 is not far behind

2017 is 2/3 gone. Can you believe it?

I must admit, I’m happy to park this year in my past. It has been a rough one.

That said, I’m entering this last quarter of the year focused on newness.
First, I tried a new look (what cha think???)

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I’m awakening my soul daily with a powerful new devotional and diversifying my reading with a goooood piece of fiction

I’ve amped up my skincare, added teeth whitening to my daily dental care, super greens to my daily eating, and increased the frequency and intensity of exercise to get me to a shiny new fitness goal.

August is the month of new beginnings. The kids returned to school and  I’m returning to myself with a new-ish attitude.

One of my friends suggested the new look brought with it a new attitude. (LOL).
I think the order is reversed. The new attitude prompted me to try the new look.

Order can be important.

What we think influences what we do.
AND what we do influences how we feel – which influences what we do.

NJ ThinkDoFeel Cycle

It is a cycle that works when we start in the right place and work it.

Things go awry when we start not with Think or Do, but with Feel.

When we feel motivated – we hit things hard and get stuff done.
But when that feeling fades, when motivation is gone – pushed out by stress, or sadness, or frustration, or (you name the funky feeling) – our thoughts and actions follow.

When we feel low or slow, we tend to stop and get stuck where we are – or even worse we take action to pick up behaviors that placate the feeling while taking us further from plan or goal.

Do you need ‘newness’ in some area of your life, but don’t feel up to doing anything new?
I totally understand. Here’s the encouragement – don’t start with your feeling.

Renew your mind.
Read scripture and resources related to the change you want to make. Feed on that to starve deflating feelings.

Plan action.
Pray for direction and lay out the steps you can take to bring the new you want into your life. Make plans that are practical and actionable. Count the costs. Rally resources. Schedule time in your calendar (in ink).

Do it.
Pray and do.

123 days remain in 2017.  What can you do in this time to be better when 2018 rolls around?

I’d love to hear your goals and plans.  
You’ve got this.
 

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Ball exercise for balance, strength and flexibility.

Shout out to the ballers! I adore the exercise ball.

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Image source Shape.com

It’s an inexpensive piece of exercise equipment that can help flatten your abs, tighten your but, and bring gains in balance, strength, and flexibility. Our kids have a ball playing on it, and I’m seriously considering using the ball as my office chair.

Image source comfyoffices.com

Do you have an exercise ball? If so, what ball moves are regulars in your workouts?
Check out these exercises from Fitness magazine, give em a try and let me know what you think after a few sessions.

FitnessMagazine Ball Exercises

(BTW – the first line of that linked article describes me to a tee!)

Don’t have a ball – get you one!  When selecting your ball, size matters. A ball that is too small or too large can hinder your alignment. Check out these tips for sizing your ball.

 

 

 

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