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Published Monday Jun 15, 2020 by Adam Jelic

5 Ways to Conquer the Last Six Months of 2020

You’re at the midway point of the year. Six months down, six months to go, the perfect time to reflect and realign yourself with your 2020 goals. 

It’s fair to say, the start of 2020 has been the toughest start to the year that many of us will ever face. A lot of stuff has happened around the world that is affecting each and every one of us. While you may be tempted to just throw in the towel - experiencing setbacks is a totally natural part of the process of achieving a goal.

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In fact, if you can refocus on your goal and start working on it again, you’re more likely to achieve it because you have reaffirmed (in your mind) just how important your goal is to you.

If you’ve fallen behind on reaching a goal, here are a few things you can try to get back on track for the last six months of the year.


1. Be honest about what’s not working for you

Sometimes we might have a certain goal in mind but the action-plan we have in place simply doesn’t work. 

Say your goal is to get fitter and you’ve decided to get up every morning at 6am to go to the gym. But with a late-night job, you’re just so tired in the morning that it’s much easier to hit snooze and go back to sleep.

Rather than try to struggle against your circumstances, look at how you can change the way you go about achieving the same goal.

So instead of scheduling in a 6AM gym session, look at whether you can hit the gym later in the day.

And if the problem is that you really just hate going to the gym (hey, some of us just don’t get excited by loud techno music and lycra), find a style of exercise you can get into - whether that’s a long hike each weekend, an MMA class or something fun like playing a team sport.

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2. Find smaller ways to stick to your goals

When we start out on a goal we often want to go all in, so you end up making huge, dramatic changes to your life.

But for some people, sticking to big changes is really hard. Instead, you need to make smaller (minuscule even) changes and stick to them daily.

If your goal is to save up for a family holiday, instead of trying to save half of your pay each month, start out small by focusing on just saving all the change left in your wallet at the end of the day. Then you can build up to saving on household items and expenses. Eventually, you won’t think twice about socking away hundreds of dollars and even thousands of dollars for your trip.


3. Get accountable

Some people find it easy to stick to a goal, whether the expectation comes from someone else (like committing with your partner to save more) or from yourself (like telling yourself you’ll give up beer or alcohol)).

But many of us find it really easy to meet external expectations (like taking the kids to sports practice or getting to work on time), but struggle when it comes to keeping promises to ourselves.

If you’re in the latter camp, then one solution is to find some external accountability to meet your personal goal.

There are a few ways to go about it. You could enlist your partner to check in with your progress regularly. Or you could start a journal or online blog and regularly write and talk about how your goal is going.

If that all sounds a bit too much sharing for you, then something as simple as keeping a visible reminder can help. What about buying a stack of ping pong balls and a big, clear container. Put the container somewhere you’ll see daily and every time you make progress towards your goal, add a ball. The visual reminder, plus the urge to see the container getting fuller, might be enough accountability you need.

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4. Schedule in your action items

Whatever your goals are, they’re going to take real time and energy to achieve. But the biggest failure for reaching your goals can often be not making the time to get the right stuff done.

Commit now to making that time priority. Schedule those things into your day – whether it’s a daily run, an hour night to work on your business plan, or an evening a week to review your finances. Ask yourself, what are the non-negotiables you need to get done to move you closer to your goals?


5. Enjoy the journey

As cliché as it sounds the whole point of goal setting is to help you do the things that matter to you most and as a result, live a more fulfilled and happy life based on your terms. So if you have picked goals that make you feel miserable, maybe it’s time to change them and pick ones that make you feel excited and happy. 


Check out the MiGOALS range of empowering stationery goods to help you get your goals back on track. Bonus feature - MiGOALS is running a sweet 30% off sale right now, so if you really want to take control of the rest of 2020, now's a perfect time. 

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Written by
Adam Jelic
Founder & managing director, MiGOALS
About the author
Adam is the founder of empowering Australian stationery brand Mi Goals which started in 2010 with the goal to create a diary that would help himself and others find their purpose and realise their dreams. Mi Goals products are now found in over 600 online and offline stores across the globe and the products have been used by 100’s of thousands of people over the years to define their purpose and achieve their goals.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

Community Close-up: The Kyles of Kyle House Fitness

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Fitness
Wellness

Kyle House Fitness is Chattanooga’s premier fitness program offering group fitness classes and personal training with the best-certified instructors and trainers in the area. Located on Chattanooga’s thriving Southside, Kyle House Fitness is more than a gym, they pride themselves on building a welcoming and inclusive community. The owners of this gym, Kyle House and Kyle Miller (AKA The Kyles), may sound familiar to you since they recently wrote a blog post for us on how to be an LGBTQIA+ ally in the fitness space.

Since they happen to be one of the most influential duos in the fitness industry, we were eager to sit down and learn more about what wellness means to them. Ready to get to know The Kyles better? Let’s dive in.

Tell us about yourself. What led you to where you are now? 

We have always had a love for fitness. From an early age, we were both very athletic (swimming, gymnastics, and cheerleading). Once we graduated, we slowly transitioned into training young athletes and then later started working on our careers. Kyle House started personal training at a large gym and began building a solid career as a personal trainer and groups fitness instructor. Kyle Miller started working in marketing and communications ranging from politics, law enforcement, and tech becoming a leading public relations professional. After working in their fields for about 10 years they decided to combine their love of fitness with their experience and built one of the most successful fitness facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Wellness to us has always been about leading a life that is balanced. It's not all fitness, it's not all work, it's not all fun...
What inspired you to open your business? What motivates you day-to-day?  

During our time working at other gyms and visiting other facilities that many were either missing qualified and motivating trainers, topnotch customer service, or a workout that was balanced and would lead to results for everyone whether they were casual fitness enthusiasts or hardcore athletes. We are motivated on a day-to-day basis by the idea that we can always be better. The experience can get better, the community can grow stronger, and we can continue to show people that fitness is more than just a way to look good, it's therapy.

What does wellness mean to you? Has it evolved over the past couple of years? 

Wellness to us has always been about leading a life that is balanced. It's not all fitness, it's not all work, it's not all fun... it's not all healthy food, it's not just junk food—it's about finding a way to reach your own personal goals while still having a healthy relationship with fitness, friends, family, and food—otherwise known as the four Fs.

If you're in the Chattanooga area, you should definitely check out Kyle House Fitness to take your wellness routine to the next level. You can book classes on the Mindbody app or through their KHF app.

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Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.