Have a goal?
Want to reach it?
But. Just. Can’t. Get. Off. The. Couch?
Yeah, me too.
I WANT to do yoga every single day. I really have the best intentions to pull out my pocket yoga, or plethora of DVD’s off the shelf, or even high tail it over to Bala Vinyasa for a hot yoga class.
I feel great when I do it, my body loves it.
But I just don’t do it.
I don’t know. You tell me. Human nature, laziness, busy schedule, distractions?
Sorry, got a little sidetracked there…
Where was I?
Oh, yeah, are you looking for a solution?
Stickk to it.
At the IIN Conference this weekend, Joshua Rosenthal shared this online promise system. It’s from the brainiacs at Yale University and as they say:
stickK empowers you to better your lifestyle. We offer you the opportunity, through ‘Commitment Contracts’, to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.
Here’s how it works.
1) state your goal (lose weight, exercise, etc)
2) state your stakes (put money on it – can go to charity too)
3) decide on a referee (friend or foe)
4) make the commitment
I’m going to do a one week test of the system and will report back.
My Promise? To exercise — specifically, do yoga every single day for a week.
What’s at stake?
My friend Laura gets to referee me. I didn’t want to put money on the line, it doesn’t motivate me as much as a HOT. ROCK. MASSAGE. Sweet!
So, I do yoga, everyday this week, I get to treat myself to a massage. If I don’t do it … I buy Laura the massage. It’s a win-win really…. but, oh, how I love a hot rock massage. Can you say, motivation?!
So there, take that distractions and laziness.
I’m gonna stickk it to ya!