How many times do you set goals for the new year? Do you keep them or just quit a few months into the new year? Do we really need new year resolutions? I’m going to show you how to use them to benefit you.
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New Year: What’s in store for you?
Every year millions of people set out to make resolutions, set goals, and strive to be better by the end of the year. And each year people start goals but never finish them.
How can you start and keep your goals so at the end of this year you can actually see some results? I’m going to share some tips I have on how to do this. We don’t really need to make new year’s resolutions, (we can set goals anytime of the year), but we can use this time of year for new beginnings to set some lifestyle goals and achieve them.
What have you been wanting to change in your life? Fitness? Finances? New career? Relationships? A healthier lifestyle? Whatever it is for you, keep reading to see how you can get started now and keep the momentum going all year-long.Before you make new year resolutions, read this! Click To Tweet
Get started on your new year the right way: Follow these tips for success
- Start off with one goal instead of many. If you focus on one goal at a time then you’re more likely to stick with it and see some results. It takes time to create habits. Want to learn more about creating and keeping habits? CLICK HERE Master one goal and then move onto the next goal only after you have some results to create the momentum you need to keep going. For example, if you want to lose weight and be fit, pick just one goal like cutting out sugar or exercise 3 times a week or replace one bad habit with one good one. Once you have that down, pick another one and so on.
- Keep yourself motivated by personal growth. I cannot stress this enough. The most powerful thing about us is our mind and the things we tell ourselves and what we feed our minds with. Is it positive? Encouraging? Motivating? Does it make us want to keep going and better ourselves? Read books related to your goals, join groups that work towards the goals you want to achieve. You must stay active in order to make progress. Need some motivation? Check out these quotes!
- Use the new year as a starting point for greatness. We all know we can be pumped up for change in January, so why not think of January as starting point for setting goals? However, it’s good to prepare for the new year BEFORE all the festivities roll around to keep the excitement going instead of fading out so quickly. Have a plan ready for the obstacles you may encounter. Get your timeline and plan ready in advance so you know what to expect and accomplish in the new year and then do it! Then take the time to set realistic and specific goals/resolutions instead of generic ones.
- Review and review some more. If we say we want to lose weight maybe those stubborn 15 lbs from the holidays, where are we going to be if 6 months from now, we haven’t taken stock of our progress? Check your progress each month, maybe each week in the beginning. Are you exercising? Eating right? Ask yourself questions related to your goal to keep yourself in check. If the answers are mostly no, you better get serious and make some adjustments before you hit Dec 31st and you’re right where you were last year.
So this new year’s go ahead and make some resolutions, however think of them as lifestyle goals, not just ideas for the new year that you know you can eventually put on the bottom of your to do list. Make it count!
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