New Year? New You

Posted On: December 27, 2017

2017 is almost all said and done, which means there’s never been a better time to get ready for 2018! A new year brings plenty of chances for you to improve, but there are a few helpful things to keep in mind when designing your goals and resolutions.

Stay Balanced – You wouldn’t just exercise one side of your body; it doesn’t make sense either to set goals in just one area of your life. Set goals across all areas of your life (such as work goals, fitness goals, finance goals, relationship goals, spiritual goals, etc.) to see the little improvements add up in a big way.

Keep it Real – Just because your goal is to get out of debt, make the Olympics, or sign a multimillion dollar record deal, doesn’t mean you should shoot for it from day one. Keep your goals realistic, and then build off them each time you accomplish one.

Precise Measuring for Growth – Being able to constantly check that you’re on the right track is hands down the best way to stay on the right track: your goals will be much easier to accomplish if you can measure your progress in some manner. The more you can measure, and the more often, the better.

Incorporate a Bucket List – Goals don’t always have to be dry endeavors meant to improve yourself. Sprinkle some memorable excitement into your resolutions, to enjoy the journey along the way.

Play, Not Work – Think of this as the same concept as incorporating a bucket list, but on a smaller scale. What’s the point of a sticking to a resolution all year long if it makes you miserable all year long? Don’t only consider what you need to do, consider how you feel about what you need to do.

Teamwork makes Dreams work – The reason most goals go unfulfilled is that critical moment where you stop believing in them, and quit. The easy solution? An accountabilibuddy. Team up with someone else to hold each other accountable to your own goals.

 

Can’t think of a good goal? Take some of these for your own!

  • Learn to cook a new dish every week
  • Run a 10k
  • Turn the lights off after you leave a room
  • Start a journal
  • Learn a musical instrument
  • Learn a new language
  • Recycle
  • Start your own business
  • Volunteer once a month