“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis
For many people, the start of a new year means setting new goals and working on becoming their best self. Some of the most popular resolutions people make are to eat better, exercise more, quit smoking, focus on self care and get a new hobby. I think the best way to keep track of the goals you want to achieve is by writing them down at the start of the year in a place you can go back and look at time to time to see what you’ve accomplished. After reading several articles, here are the best tips I came across to help you maintain your 2018 resolutions.
- Create specific and attainable goals
- If the resolution is too vague or broad it becomes difficult to keep your eye on final prize.
- Safeguard your environment
- For those looking to eat healthier, DON’T BUY JUNK FOOD. When you leave unhealthy snacks around the house it’s easier to eat the food. Out of sight out of mind. Keeping temping food out of your house will help you stay on track, but don’t feel bad when you indulge here or there.
- I’m also a firm believer in accountability. Whether you share it on social media, tell a friend or join a fitness group, make it known that you are setting goals and this will help you better stick to them (especially when it comes to health and fitness resolutions).
- Make it personal
- Ask yourself “why is this important?” Once you can identify why you want to achieve the goal, you’ll find it easier to stick to it!
- Aim for progress, not perfection
- You’ll inevitably fall off the path along the way. It’s not easy sticking to goals perfectly every single day. But THAT IS OKAY. If you miss a workout or eat a cookie, you’ll be fine. What’s important is that you don’t lose sight of your goals and do your best to attain them.
This year I’m working to learn American Sign Language, cook more often and workout weekly. What are your goals? Share them with us. We’d love to hear from you!