Setting Goals

Hello guys!!!

I totally got side tracked last week and I didn’t do any posts…I am going to set a reminder to make sure that I do them every couple of days. I was driving home thinking about all the things I had to do and my anxiety seriously got the better of me. And then I remembered that I started this blog to help with my anxiety and keep me honest about my journey through running and meditating.

With that being said, my lack of posts, kind of goes along with my thought of doing a setting goal post! I mean it was like my brain was telling me I need to set goals! So I want to give you some info on how to set goals that you can stick with!

1. The first step is to think about why this goal is important to you? Many people set goals kind of willy nilly. For example lots of people set goals at the beginning of the year to lose weight. But it’s kind of like they just set it just to set it. Think about…do you want to lose weight for health reasons? To feel better emotionally? To increase your self-esteem? To decrease or stop blood pressure medicine/diabetes medication?

2. The next question is to ask yourself what resources or tools do you need to succeed? Do you need a buddy to go walking with you? Do you need to buy tools to reach your goals? Pay for a head hunter service? Sit down and honestly think about what you need to reach your goal.

3. Time frame. Some times we are all a little naive when it comes to setting a time frame. Remember that saying the Roman empire wasn’t built in a day? You will also have to take time to reach your goals. It’s also ok if you set a time frame that has to be amended. You want to be equally flexible and rigid.

After think about those things you want to remember that goals can be in every facet of your life; professional, personal, health, financial, etc.  So here are my goals and I encourage you to set your own goals…comment them below and let’s keep each other accountable!!

  • Personal – learn to be more open with my feelings with my loved ones. Learn to express my anxiety and use my coping skills.
  • Professional – expand my repertoire in addiction, eating disorders, and personality disorders
  • Running – complete first 10k, try to get 5k time below 30:00, complete half marathon in January.

So I hope this is helpful and that you will use these 3 things to help set goals that you will keep and help you get where you want to go!!!


Sunday Post

Good Evening Guys!

So this is my first post. I am trying to get together a schedule…so bare with me as I get myself settled the next few weeks. I am hoping that my schedule will include the following:

  • Yoga pose of the week
  • Running post
  • Mediation/Mindfulness post
  • Recipe post
  • Randomness that is all things Cassie 🙂

So what I am hoping will happen is that on Sunday I will be able to lay out the bones of my week and plan so that I don’t get scattered (it happens believe me!). So this is what my week is going to look like: work and Fasting-Mimicking Diet (I am going to write a post about this tomorrow). With fasting I am not going to be able to exercise like I normally would so I am going to modify my runs to 2 miles and do yoga everyday. I am going to also work on breathing practice before bed. It is so important when starting a running, yoga, mediation practice to work on breathing. It is easy to forget about it because we do it all the time. BUT it is way more important and we need to give it the credit it is due! So I am going to spend 5-10 minutes daily to work on breathing. I think these are good things to start out with for the week. I am also going to work on my “Big Introduction” post. I want to be able to give it the time and dedication that it is due. I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life and just recently I found a good way of managing it without ruining my life! So I want to make sure that I include everything that would be important to people reading this blog. Not only is this blog about feeding my soul but about helping others connect to theirs.

So that’s it for now.