Triggers for change … or should that be time to change to be Tigger?

I woke up this morning knowing I had a lot to do. It’s Sunday but I still have a little bit of work to do (work work not house work) as well as needing to do a round trip of about 200 miles for reasons of family and friends.

My favourite kind of Sunday is usually getting up late, reading the papers, tea and toast, maybe watchig a film … nothing too strenuous! Definitely more Winnie-the-Pooh than Tigger! Today, though, I was feeling a bit more bouncy and Tigger-like … my brain and body wanted to spring out of bed for another swim! I didn’t have time but maybe with a bit of planning ahead, I’m hoping I’ll be able to do so later.

It got me thinking about what helps us make the decision to make a change – what’s the trigger to change our behaviour? For me, it’s mix of physical and emotional combined with some kind of realistic target in mind and some of reward for changing.

I mused about some of my triggers in my previous post, but I realised it was the combined total of lots of little things that have been rolling round my head that made me act. One of which was that I managed to get some London Olympic tickets in the public ballot. I really don’t want to be feeling unfit (and large!) sitting at an elite sporting event – especially at the height of summer!  And also the realisation that I do not want to buy the next size of clothes up, when it’s down-sizing I want to do! 

I guess eventually all these thoughts combined enough for me to decide to act and do it now. Hopefully I’ve some motivation to achieve my goals  – feels like I’ve got the intention – so now I just need to make it happen … one day, one step, at a time!

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