I am not a big fan of new years resolutions because, in the big scheme of things, they mean absolutely nothing! And while goal setting can be a bit challenging, it’s by far more a solid way to create the change you want to achieve and with a few strategies in place, you can increase your chances of success.
Here are some tips that can help:
- When deciding on a goal, make sure it is something that YOU want to do.
- Set specific, achievable goals: Make sure your goals are specific and attainable. For example, instead of setting a goal to “get in shape,” set a goal to “exercise for 30 minutes, three times a week.”
- Write your goals down: Writing down your goals can make them feel more real and can help you remember what you’re working towards.
- Make a plan: Create a plan that outlines how you will achieve your goals. This might include things like creating a workout schedule or meal planning.
- Track your progress: Keep track of your progress and celebrate small victories along the way. This can help you stay motivated and focused.
- Find an accountability partner: Consider finding a friend or family member who can support you and hold you accountable for your progress.
- Be kind to yourself: Remember that setbacks are a natural part of the process. Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up or miss a workout. Instead, refocus and keep moving forward.
- Stay motivated: Find ways to stay motivated, whether it’s by listening to music, reading motivational quotes, or rewarding yourself when you reach a milestone.
You can increase your chances of making and keeping your New Year’s resolutions, I mean your goals. Remember that it’s important to be patient and kind to yourself, and that small steps toward your goals can lead to big changes over time.