It’s great to set goals for the new year. Goals are much better than resolutions because there’s less stress involved. It’s much easier to create a goal. Goals are exciting and reaching our goals feels fantastic. However many people have trouble keeping New Year’s Goals because they don’t plan or because they honestly forget. I want to help you keep your New Year’s Goals this year so I am sharing the 6 steps that help me maintain and achieve my goals.
Six Steps to Keeping Your New Year’s goals
Write Them Down
Frist things first. Write your goals down. Not only does this help you remember what your goals are, but seeing your goals each day can motivate you. Hang your goals where you can see them each day. Each morning, read through your list of goals. This will encourage you to do something each day to work towards your goals.
Create Smaller Goals
It’s one thing to say, “I want to lose 100 pounds this year.” Doing this is something different. The thought of trying to reach that goal can be overwhelming. Instead, you want to create smaller goals that are more easily obtainable. For example, set a goal to lose two pounds each week. I also break down my goals into monthly goals so they are easier to track and keep up with.
Track Your Progress
Whatever your goal is, you want to track your progress. For example, let’s say you want to write a novel. Each day, write down how many words you wrote that day. You can also add how many more words you need to write and how many words you’ve written so far. Being able to see your progress can be great motivation to keep going.
Use a Planner
A planner can be a great way to keep up with your New Year’s goals. You can set dates for when you want to reach your goals, track your progress, plan out what you’re going to do each day to meet your goal, etc. I love my Passion Planner as it helps me keep my goals in view and helps me to keep my life on track.
Support can be excellent for reaching your goals. You can get support from friends who have similar goals. You can also find support online. Facebook has some groups devoted to almost anything imaginable. There’s even the option to get professional support from a trainer or personal coach.
Last, but not least, reward yourself when you reach those smaller goals. This will keep you motivated to keep going until you reach your large goals. For example, if you lose two pounds, take the time to take a hot bath or give yourself a facial. Reward yourself with something you love.
It’s exciting to set goals for the new year. What’s even better is keeping those new year’s goals and achieving them. Whether you want to lose weight, start a new business, or even write a novel, you can get it done by using these tips.
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