Are you making a New Year’s Resolution?
If so here are a few things to consider…Is it SUSTAINABLE?
The unfortunate thing about new years resolutions is that everyone either takes extreme measures to achieve a goal such as crash diets or those around them are negative and don’t believe in your goals, so you feel disheartened!
Having a goal is great…it gives you something to work towards, A purpose but making it sustainable is even better. Thinking about a long-term goal or outcome isn’t as exciting but breaking in down into mini goals along the way not only makes it achievable but it gives you that satisfaction to keep you going.
Focus on the PROCESS….what you can do in your daily life, how can you positively impact your life on a daily basis? How do you want to feel on a regular basis?
I would suggest getting out a notepad and answer these questions =)
First ask yourself,
What did you achieve in the past year? What went well? What did you learn? What could you do better?
Take some time to reflect on all the things you have done in the past 365days; chances are you probably did more than you thought! It is a long time…think about all those goals big and small.
Now you have your list….Ask yourself what do I want to achieve by this time next year?
How do I want to feel? What kind of things to I want to experience?
Although it’s tempting to think of the outcome you want to achieve, think about how you are going to achieve it!
So let’s say your goal is to get “Fitter.”
That’s not specific enough…how are you going to get fitter? How can you break that down into different areas of your life to enable you to reach that goal?
If this is all a bit overwhelming don’t worry, try to break it down into different areas of your life.
These are examples of sub-areas, think about each section and write a few goals of each area, what would you like to see change/ improve or even maintain in a particular area of your life.
This is an example but, I would make 2/3 goals for each section and make a plan of how you will achieve those goals. Now don’t for one minute think I am perfect at doing all these things! No there are many things on my list for this year, and I can go into that in another post as I don’t what this to be too long!
Change takes time, don’t be hard on yourself. Celebrate the small victories and look back on these goals and try to make small changes even if it’s one change a week that’s 52 changes in a year! Imagine what you could accomplish.
A wise person once told me “You Have the Power To Change Your Future.”