Staying Accountable to Your Habits in the Summer with The Winning Tools: The Power of Being Honest with Yourself

honestly leadership winning tools Jun 12, 2024

Summer is a time for relaxation, vacations, and fun in the sun. However, it can also be a season where our habits and routines get thrown off track. There is one tool I use to stay consistent in the summer time when my schedule can lack structure! Staying accountable to your habits during the summer requires this key principle: honesty with yourself.

The Importance of Self-Honesty

This isn't the first time we have talked about this on the blog, but we're coming back to it because it is such a pivotal piece of our self-development journey. Being honest with yourself means acknowledging where you stand with your habits and recognizing the challenges that summer can bring. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement and let things slide, but self-honesty helps you stay grounded and focused on your goals.

1. Assess Your Habits

Start by evaluating your current habits. Are you maintaining your exercise routine? Eating healthy? Sticking to your reading or quiet time schedule? Take a moment to reflect on what habits are important to you and how well you've been keeping up with them. This honest assessment is the first step towards staying accountable.

2. Set Realistic Goals

Summer can disrupt your usual schedule, so it's essential to set realistic goals. If you're traveling or spending more time outdoors, adapt your habits to fit these changes. For example, if you can't go to the gym, try doing bodyweight exercises or going for a run. Setting achievable goals helps you stay on track without feeling overwhelmed.

3. Create a Summer Plan

Plan ahead to ensure you can maintain your habits. If you know you have a busy week or a vacation coming up, think about how you'll fit your habits into your schedule. Being honest with yourself about your plans and limitations allows you to create a realistic and effective plan. At The Winning Tools, we love using our Daily Planner to stay on track. Want a copy for yourself? Shoot us an email for a FREE digital copy! [email protected]

Let's Wrap It Up: 
Summer can be a challenging time to maintain your habits, but honesty with yourself can make all the difference. By assessing your habits, setting realistic goals and creating a plan, you can stay accountable and make the most of the summer season. Remember, self-honesty is the key to staying on track and achieving your goals. Embrace it, and you'll find yourself enjoying a productive and fulfilling summer! 

- Coach Mitchell