Own The Day Programme FAQ’s
Q1: How do I set the goal I’m aiming to achieve?
A1: You can use the S.M.A.R.T. target method to effectively define a good target. But if you prefer a different method, then feel free to use that one instead. It’s important to get this bit right, otherwise it becomes difficult to really know if you’ve made any progress at all, let alone in the specific areas you’re hoping to achieve.
Q2: What if I miss a day or task?
A2: The main focus of the Own The Day programme is to make forward progress one day at a time, so if you miss a day for some reason then you are accountable to yourself as to what you decide to do about it, but more importantly leave any missed tasks from yesterday behind, and focus your efforts on today’s task/s, as that is how you can train yourself to build a habit and own the day.
Q3: How do I set my own tasks?
A3: You’re the expert on your life, so you’re best positioned to figure out what small tasks, either one offs or frequent, you need to do in order to improve your health and fitness. You might want to take inspiration from the tasks you’ve already completed and add an extra exercise related task, or something related to your diet or your sleep, or maybe even a mindset related task connected to what’s been learned from the weekly mindset focus. When you see any future tasks title Own Task (1-6) then that’s the time to complete one of the various tasks you’ve set for yourself.
Q4: I already don’t drink caffienated beverages, so what do I do with those tasks?
A4: That’s great you’re not drinking tea, coffee, or other caffienated energy drinks. Maybe you could adjust the task to reducde or remove something else in your diet, like certain sugary foods.
Q5: I already don’t drink alcohol, so what do I do with those tasks?
A5: That’s great you’re not regularly drinking alcoholic beverages. Find something else in your diet that you know isn’t working in your best interests, and reduce or remove this instead.
Q6: How do I make bad habits harder than good habits?
A6: As an example, if you have a cupboard with treats in it, move them to a place which is more difficult to get to, so when you feel yourself wanting one, you’ve got to go to a significant effort to fulfil that need. This should be a stark reminder to avoid having a treat, as a more healthy option is easier to reach. This same principple can be applied to any bad habit, and you will know yourself what this looks like for you.
Q7: I don’t like water, so can’t drink 4 large glasses a day. So what do I do instead?
A7: There are many ways to make a glass of water more palatable, such as adding some sugar free juice concentrate (squash), or a few slices or fruit, such as lemon, lime, orange, apple, or even a strawberry.