19. Keep your expectations realistic and go at your own pace.
“It’s great to have goals but one of the most important things is to keep them realistic,” Lanier says. “For example, if you’re not a morning person you shouldn’t expect yourself to just become a morning workout person over night. It’s important to understand that it takes time for anyone to make things happen, and that getting down on yourself is only going to hurt you in the long run.”
If you’re an extremely competitive person and are used to holding yourself to high standards, maybe sit down with a friend or family member you trust and talk to them about it. They’ll be able to help you get a better understanding on if you’re being too hard on yourself.
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