How are you doing with your New Years Resolutions? Are you sticking to them or have some of them already falling through? According to www.shepherdsfriendly.co.uk who have put together a really interesting infographic based on their own research, about keeping on track with your resolutions. One thing that really struck me was how so many resolutions fail or are given up on by February. I’ve been there myself, setting fitness and health goals, only to have them fall through and give up when the next month comes around. This year I haven’t set any resolutions but I have made a bucket list of 30 things to do before I turn 30 which I am slowly but surely working my way through. I think this is a better way of keeping track of the things I want to achieve because I have given a little more thought into my goals for the next twelve months.
I think goal setting is incredibly important if you want to achieve more out of life and setting them should be a process that takes time and effort. Reading through the Infographic I really liked the 5-step formula by rephrasing the resolutions into goals that have a bit more meaning and action behind them and then creating a series of smaller goals to ensure they are achievable. Highlighting a motivator is another good thing to consider because it gives you something to really focus on. I find it helpful to create a goal or vision board full of these motivators and placing it somewhere you can easily see and to keep reminding you of your goals, why you’re working on your resolutions and keeping you from quitting on them.
The most important part of the five-step formula, I think, is keeping track of your goals and resolutions. You can keep track by using planners, your phone, scheduling dates on the calendar to review everything each month or anything you feel might help you. Regularly reviewing your goals and resolutions will remind you of your progress and act as a further motivator to help you keep going. With each progress you make you can review, alter, change or increase your goals another step. Most importantly, each time you reach a goal or a point of progress with your resolutions you should celebrate. – Check out the full infographic about new years resolutions.
What are your New Years Resolutions this year and how are you going to make sure you achieve them?
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