When I ran the Rotterdam marathon, I used a mental strategy to make the race a little easier. A race of 42 kilometers is just four 10-km runs with a sprint to the finish line. Okay, I wasn’t sprinting at the finish. But the race felt more manageable to visualise it in 10-km increments. I am using the same strategy with my 20 lb weight loss goal. Four times 5km races. I can do this. I’m nearly finished with my first mini-goal.
Breaking up a big job into smaller steps helps me get started and to keep going. I don’t have to finish, I just have to get to the next milestone. Over and over, and then I’m there!