Happy New Year everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones health and happiness in 2019.
The beginning of a new year seems like a great opportunity for a fresh start right? It’s 2019. Feet on ground. Face forward. Let’s make ME a better ME. I love it! This is the perfect mindset for change so let’s look at ways to help you to achieve your goals.
Bad news first. Let’s get it out of the way! According to the time management firm FranklinCovey, one third of resolutions don’t make it past the end of January. This is a significant number of fails.
But this won’t be us because we are going to tilt the odds in our favour and plant ourselves firmly within that 2/3’s group by adhering to a few simple strategies to transform our goals in to realities!
Here we go.
Make sure that you really want to do this!
Let’s start here. Make sure that you really want to achieve the resolution that you have made. Do you really want to switch to dandelion coffee or is it just the trendy thing to do?
If you are not fully invested in your resolution, it’s just not going to happen.
Make sure that the goals you set are realistic
Seriously. Don’t aim for a marathon if you don’t own running shoes.
Start small and build on your successes.
Write it down
A study done by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, found that those who wrote down their goals achieved significantly higher rates of success than those who did not. In fact her findings were that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.
Make a plan
Create key action steps that will keep you on your path to achieving your goals. For instance, if your New Year’s resolution is to meal plan for your weekly dinners, 3 actionable steps could look like this:
- Pick simple, tasty recipes on Saturday
- Shop for your weekly ingredients Sunday
- Wash and prep your veggies when you get home from shopping
You can achieve anything if you truly want to and are prepared to put in the work.
You’ve got this!!