Planning for Success
Posted by Christy Zawodniak on
Planning for Success
I have often heard the saying “planning for success”. When I hear this, I think – YEEES!! That is so true. To have success I must plan for it. Let’s talk about what does planning for success mean in our lives personally, professionally, and quilty.
Recently, I have started taking a more active approach in taking care of my body. I have fought the battle of the bulge since my teenage years. As a youth, I would get a little pudgy, lose the weight and was good till life stresses hit me hard. Then I would crumble and gain weight. Only to repeat the cycle. Get it together, lose weight, life stress hit, gain weight, repeat. When I reflect upon this cycle I never plan for success. I just approach my eating in a very laissez-faire fashion.
I have finally reached the point where I am planning for the success in my weight. So how am I planning?
First, I have a buddy that is walking with me each morning Monday – Friday. Having a friend to walk with not only makes the process more fun, which is a great benefit. It also makes me accountable. Accountability is so important when we change our habits. It is also a commitment that my friend and I have to each other. That commitment is each weekday morning at 7am we meet and walk.
The other thing I have done is that I am planning meals. Due to the schedule that I keep, cooking clean healthy dinners is difficult on a good day. This past weekend I learned a new skill – Freezer Meal Prep. How does that work? Over the weekend, I prepped numerous meals to the final cook moment and then froze them in my deep freezer. So far – it has been wonderful! I can pull a meal out of the freezer, pop it in the oven and an hour later – dinner is served. It has been just so awesome! I think I have about a month worth of meals ready to go!
We can also plan for success in our quilty world. What are you talking about Christy? Many times, when I needed / wanted to work on various projects – I get a plan. I set up a plan on when I am going to have a project done, what I need (want) to work on, when I am planning to have fabrics purchased, prepped, cut, etc. So that I can dedicate specific times / days to work on a project. I find when I plan my projects and set specific goals, then I can achieve success.
What are you doing to plan for success?