This morning a fun little exercise came to me….popped right into my head. It is a solution to a current motivation problem I have. I feel that some days I think of all the things I “need to do” and overwhelm happens. Then the time zappers come; Facebook checks, refrigerator checks, email checks and back round again. Before I know it, I have done not much of anything (or so I tell myself). I am pretty sure I am not giving myself credit for what I really do accomplish….and for some reason it still ‘isn’t enough’.
My “exercise” is based on the thought “What if I set goals that are meaningful AND manageable and if achievement of those goals determine whether I’ve been successful or not?”.
Soooooo….For the next 25 days I will attempt this little ‘5×5 Exercise’….if you didn’t notice by the way, 5×5=25 (genius right?). Here are the list of 5 things I will do 5 of…and if I accomplish each of these 5 things, my day will be a success AND if I do it for 25 days (accommodating for holiday travel), the MONTH is a success!
- 5 “to dos” (related to either running my life and/or business)
- 5 minutes of meditating
- 5 glasses of water
- 5 chores…5 minutes a piece
- 5 media checks (can check email/Facebook five times in the day)
Bonus – I would like to exercise 5 times a week!
Just for kicks – Here’s to the number 5 means….numerologically speaking
The number five is all about changes. The changes can be from good to bad or vice versa. On the positive side, it is associated with new and visionary ideas, quick thinking, expansiveness, daring, versatility, action, curiosity, exploration, promotion, and freedom. Negatively, the number is also associated with restlessness, edginess, dissatisfaction, hasty decisions, discontent, impatience, and boredom.