Goals: Body, Mind, and Soul
When I joined my first challenge group with my wonderful and inspiring coach, Becka Robinson, she asked us to list three goals for the month. These goals were for the areas of body, mind, and soul. I thought to myself, “What a wonderful idea!” I had originally joined the challenge group with the goal of working on my physical body, but my mind and soul could use a little work too. For each subsequent challenge group I joined, she started it by asking once again for us to list three goals. Each month my goals changed slightly but followed a similar trend. Generally my body goal was pretty consistent: to be more tone, build strength, and to fuel my body with proper nutrition. My mind and soul goals tend to overlap: to worry less, to find more time to meditate and pray, to have confidence in myself, and to trust God. As I mentioned, these goals have extended over several months, not because I have failed at them, but because I am a work in progress. Even now, as a coach myself running my own challenge groups, I ask my challengers to set goals for their body, mind, and soul at the start of each month.
As I have said before, one of my favorite aspects of being a Beachbody coach is the requirement to work on your own personal development for ten minutes each day. As part of my personal development, I decided to read the book The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. As I was reading, he mentioned a particular Bible verse that really resonated with me:
“Be still, and know that I am God…” ~Psalms 46:10
This hit to the core of my mind and soul goals. For all the times I worry, fixate on a negative point in my day, and stress over little things until they become huge and blown out of proportion and fill my mind with negativity, I realized that I need to just “be still”, put my faith in God, and believe in myself.
The beautiful part of our journey to change for the better is that we can focus on several different areas of our life not just our physical bodies. On your journey, what are your current goals for your body, mind, and soul?