Are you a resolutioner? I hate New Year’s resolutions. Something about making resolutions just makes it hard to stick to. They’re notorious for being fails. GOALS though…I love me some New Year’s goals! I love all goals actually. I also love Mondays, new months, fresh starts…what better fresh start is there than a New YEAR? While I’m on the goal setting high I wanted to go over some ways that you can stick with your New Year’s goals and make the best out of your 2017.
Sticking with New Year’s Goals:
- WRITE THEM DOWN. This is so big. You can think all day about what you want to do but until you take pen to paper and write it down it doesn’t mean as much. Write your goals down. Use a planner, use post its, make a poster! Hang it up and show them off. Keep your goals somewhere where you will see them every day. Don’t lose them. Don’t forget them. Keep reminding yourself what you are working toward.
- TELL PEOPLE! Take writing them down one step further and tell people your goals! Grab a buddy to keep you accountable. Joint the FitFriends community! Blog about your goals. Tell your friends and family. The more people that know, the more willing you’ll be to work for them.
- BREAK THEM DOWN. Once you come up with your goals, break them down. Come up with smaller, short term goals that will ultimately help you reach the big ones.
- START SMALL. Small changes a little at a time that you build on will make sticking with the goals more likely to happen. If you go big all at once it’s easy to get overwhelmed and give up. A lot of little changes add up to BIG change!
- TRACK PROGRESS. Keeping track of your progress will help you stay motivated. Looking back at where you started and how far you’ve come will keep you in the game!
- HAVE PATIENCE. Keep working. The changes will come if you work for them. It wont happen over night but it will happen. Don’t give up.
- HAVE FUN! Find new and exciting ways to meet your New Year’s goals. The less it feels like work the more you’ll want to do it! Find something that makes you want to get up each morning and work for it.