Raise your hand if you’ve had your New Year’s resolutions written down only to forget about them in February. Guilty? Do you know anyone who always manages to stick to their New Year’s resolutions? Sometimes setting a goal with a whole year to complete it means it just slips off our radar. Here’s your chance to give yourself another go at keeping your resolutions and making the best of 2017. Here’s how to keep your new years resolutions.
1. Set clear goals
Rather than being vague about your goals (e.g. “lose weight”), write them down clearly and set a reasonable time frame to achieve it. For example, “By June 2017, I would have lost 5 pounds and achieved a muscle mass of 13%”. When you spell your goals out, you’ll find them easier less daunting and easier to achieve.
2. Track your progress
The other way to keep your resolutions is by marking your progress. If you’ve always wanted to learn the guitar, you can do that by tracking your progress to see how many chords you’ve learned in a week or if you can play a simple song in a month. Tracking your progress allows you to note your achievements and fuel your motivation to reach your goal.
3. Be patient
Of course, with every task, you’ll have to be patient and to keep at it before you can see results. You can’t expect to lose 10 pounds in a week, so if you find yourself stuck, remind yourself of your goals, the time frame needed to achieve your goals and cheer yourself on.
4. Share your goals
It’s always great to share your goals with a close friend or family member. Keeping them in the loops helps with being accountable. Besides, it’s always great to have someone to celebrate with once those goals have been achieved!
5. Schedule it
If you don’t make time for it, chances are you won’t do it. Suddenly, you’ll realize that you’ve not made progress because you didn’t carve the time in your schedule to make time for that evening run or even a simple 30-minute online class on coding. Keep a planner with you and manage your time better, so that you can keep working on achieving your goals.
6. Baby steps
You can’t build a website in a day if you don’t have the knowledge of coding. Keep taking those baby steps and over time, you’ll realize how much you have grown and how this new knowledge can open up more opportunities for you in the future. Also, if you find your goal daunting, break it up into baby steps and tick them off as you go.
7. Remind yourself every day
Place your goals in a place where you can see them. One of the best ways is by creating a mood board or a vision board of your goals and taping it to your door or the wall so that you will be able to remind yourself every day of the goals that you want to accomplish. This will keep the momentum going and by December, you’d achieve more than what you thought you were capable of.
The best way to achieve your goals is by connecting with like-minded people. The Career Girl Academy on Sunday 29 January will bring together Career Girls, successful women, and maybe even your next mentor to help you adopt a successful mindset, set up an amazing business, and achieve all your goals! Reserve a guaranteed place when you book your tickets to this event here.
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