78 Extra Hours To My Life

Well, Christmas has come and gone. Leaving me with plenty of time to reflect on the year so far.

Dean Maden

March 28th, 2017

One goal I set myself last year, was, quite simply, to get up half an hour extra, three times a week.

Which for me means getting up at 4.30am.

Why three times?

This, for me, was more than achievable. Had I said seven times a week, I know, again for me, wouldn’t have been realistic.

Now I coach at 6 am, three day’s a week, and would’ve got up at 5 am usually anyway.

So what’s an extra half hour now?

Exactly – I told myself- just do it.

With this extra half an hour, I walk and listen to a positive podcast of some kind.

Whereas before I would roll out of bed, chuck a coffee down my neck, and walk into the gym, to coach, like an extra from the ‘walking dead.’

This was such a ridiculously simple goal. However, because of that, I’ve managed to add an extra 78 waking hours to my life, last year. Can’t be bad.

When setting any goals, it’s always good to try and make them SMART:

S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Timely

On top of this, I have just started walking to work too. By 8 am I’ve already walked over 10k steps.

My mornings simply wouldn’t be the same now without that walk first.

In the gym, we’ve just done a very similar thing. Added a ”pledge” wall.

By this, members can now set themselves some goals to reach.

Feel free to share any goals you’ve set yourselves.

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