Last Christmas my husband got me a juicer. I remember when I first got it, I was really into researching juicing, the benefits and what juices would work best for the health needs of my family. That lasted or a few months (maybe less) and I rarely brought it back out. Neglecting to continue to use the juicer was just out of pure laziness, to be honest. It takes time for me to pull the juicer out, put the parts together and juice everything, clean it, so on and so forth.
At that point, I was juicing every day or every other day and I think I just burnt myself out. I think sometimes we overcommit to responsibilities or new challenges and we end up biting off more than we can chew. I’ve recently come to realize that about myself.
Luckily, as I realized that, I also figured out that I can do more in increments. For example, instead of juicing every other day, I’m now committing to juicing once a week for my husband and myself. Isn’t that a much more obtainable goal that saying that you’ll juice every day and then fall short?
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t aim high. What I’m saying is that sometimes you need to crawl before you can walk. I sometimes have these big ideas, goals, and dreams that I want to accomplish, but I haven’t even accomplished the one small goal that I need to overcome before I can even begin to think about getting there. You need to have attainable, yet challenging goals.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve had some ideas that I wanted to put into action and accomplish. However, I came to the realization that I hadn’t even been faithful with the one goal that I set out to accomplish in 2018. I started this blog in February of 2018 and I’m NOWHERE near what I would have liked to have accomplished for this blog. Unfortunately, almost a year has gone by and I’m just now coming to terms with that and ready to get back on the right foot. I always had an excuse: Work was too crazy, I got promoted and needed to focus on my new role, mom guilt, wife guilt, I was too tired, I had writer’s block, so on and so forth.
It’s almost 2019 and when I look at the content that I produced in 2018…I’m embarrassed. All because I created excuses and made a commitment to the blog that was too big for me at the time. I’ve learned that I need to take things a day at a time and to stop trying to overcommit just because it sounds good.
So here I am today, using a new strategy for how I accomplish my goals and making sure that I’m not overcommitting in any area.
I pray that if you’re in the same position that I was in that you take this as fuel to examine your goals and how you plan to accomplish them. Next week, we’ll take a deeper dive into how to do that, so stay tuned!
Val’s Favorite Juice Recipe
- 3 carrots
- 1 pear
- 1 inch ginger, peeled
- 1 green apple
- 1/2 lemon
Instructions: Blend everything together in your juicer and enjoy! You can find the juicer that my husband purchased for me by clicking here.
Try the recipe and let me know how you like it in the comments below!