If I were to be completely honest with all of my readers, I would tell them that the New Year is approaching faster than I would like! While I’m excited to see what 2019 brings, I’m always feeling a little bit hesitant to change! You see, in 2019, I’ve decided to set some pretty lofty goals. Both mentally and financially. I want 2019 to be “that” year for my family and I want to accomplish all of my goals. If you too are looking for a change in the New Year, use my guide to set realistic goals and easily accomplish them. Keep reading for everything you need to know about setting goals in the New Year:
Make Sure They’re Achievable
I know it all too well: shooting for the stars is so tempting! But when it comes to setting goals, it’s time to sit down and ask yourself if it is truly attainable. Why exert your energies towards a goal that just isn’t attainable?
Make Sure You’re Motivated
Proper motivation is key to tackling your goals. Make sure you’re completely motivated before you decide to create a goal. If you’re not 100 percent motivated, chances are, it’s not the goal for you! Rethink and reevaluate your goals and go from there.
Put Them In Writing
You know what they say about putting things in writing: it’s easier to accomplish them that way! Put all of your goals in writing the moment you set them. It’s a great way to hold yourself accountable. Plus, it’s always a nice way to see how far you’ve come!
Create A Plan To Make It Happen
You’ll never accomplish your goals or dreams unless you create a plan to make it happen. If your goal is to get healthy this year, how will you make that happen? Does it involve daily exercise, a diet plan, or a stricter sleep schedule? Create a plan that you can stick to when working to achieve your New Year’s resolutions or goals.
Stick To It
You thought of a reasonable goal. You put it in writing and you created a plan to make it happen. Now what? You stick to it, of course!
Reward Yourself For Small Victories
It can be tough to stick to a plan, especially when it involves many lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. Since changes like these can be hard to stick to, it’s important to reward yourself for the little victories along the way. For example, the first two weeks of a diet are always the roughest, so it’s important to reward yourself with a new book, dress, or pair of shoes as soon as you’ve conquered the first two weeks of your new lifestyle.