HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVES! It is officially 2018, and it has been requested for me to do a post about New Year’s Resolutions. I am about to give you the best advice anyone has ever given you.
Are you ready?
DO NOT SET YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE.
It is as plain and simple as that! Before you start making your list, you must know your personal limitations. Do not sit down with a friend to make your list and have a competition to see who can do the most amazing things. This is not a competition people. Think of this as a journey to a better self, because that is exactly what it should be. That is the first step.
The next step is REFLECTION. Think back on 2017, and ask yourself a few questions:
1 | What did I not accomplish this past year?
2 | Why did I not accomplish this goal/ these goals?
3 | How can I make this year better and my goals more attainable?
This gives you a good time to get organized and change some things around. Maybe some of your goals may not have been attainable because they fell under the, “too much too soon” spectrum.
A great example of this was mentioned in my January post JANUARY | GOALS, TRAVEL & CHARLIE PUTH.
The third step on your journey is to put yourself in a position to win! Want to lose weight? Make sure you have a place to workout or a gym membership. Want to save money? Make a realistic budget, write down your savings goals, and stick to them! Make a schedule or timeline for success. Get inspired! Find pictures, look on Pinterest, watch videos, grab a friend!
Do what you need to do to put your plan into action.
It takes a minimum of 21 days to form a new habit. If you start your new habits/routines now, you will be rolling by February. Give yourself that extra push and know that…YOU CAN DO THIS!
Your fourth and final step is to treat yourself! The road to achieving your goals can be very rewarding. It will only be a complete struggle if you make it one. On your journey, celebrate certain points where you feel like you are on the right track and doing well.
Example 1: Losing weight? Lose ______ pounds, and buy a new pair of Nike tights. If you’re losing weight you will definitely need new clothes.
Example 2: Saving for a trip? If you see a killer sale, buy a cute top or dress for those awesome photos that you will take.
Example 3: Working to spice up your relationship? Buy yourself a new perfume/scent. This will make you feel wonderful, and your loved one will definitely notice!
Leave a comment below, and share your New Year’s Resolutions with me! I would love to know what you will be up to this year!
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