Summer Accountability - 3 Ways We Can Use Honesty to Stay Accountable

Jun 19, 2024
We're back this week in our series on Summer Accountability -- How to use The Winning Tools to stay on track in the summer. This week, we are focusing on Part 2  -- three more ways we can use honesty to stay accountable to our habits and commitments in what can be a chaotic time that lacks structure. Let's dive right in! 
1. Use Accountability Tools

Accountability tools can be incredibly helpful in staying honest with yourself. Use a journal to track your progress, set reminders on your phone, or partner with a friend to check in on each other's habits. These tools provide a tangible way to stay accountable and honest about your efforts. Again, we love the WT Daily Planner -- and be sure to keep your eyes open for more to come around preparation and accountability this fall. Want a digital copy of the Daily Planner? Email [email protected] with PLANNER in the subject line. 

2. Reflect on Your Progress

Take time to regularly reflect on your progress. Are you sticking to your habits? Are there areas where you're falling short? Be honest with yourself about what's working and what isn't. Reflection helps you identify patterns and make necessary adjustments to stay on track. It is also motivating and encouraging to look back and see progress and growth! It will make you want to put in the effort all over again.

3. Be Kind to Yourself

Being honest with yourself also means recognizing that you're human and that slip-ups happen. If you miss a workout or indulge a bit too much, don't be too hard on yourself. Acknowledge it, learn from it, and get back on track. Being honest with yourself and willing to get back into action if you fall off the wagon is both paramount to your success and is a crucial part of maintaining long-term habits.

The Benefits of Self-Honesty

Staying accountable to your habits during the summer through self-honesty has several benefits:

  • Increased Self-Awareness: Understanding your strengths and weaknesses helps you make better choices.
  • Improved Discipline: Being honest about your goals and progress strengthens your discipline.
  • Greater Consistency: Self-honesty helps you stay consistent, even when your routine changes.
  • Enhanced Well-Being: Maintaining your habits contributes to your overall physical and mental well-being.
Next week, we're diving in to the role that Hard Work plays into our effort in the summer! I'll meet you right here -- same time, same place! 
- Coach Mitchell