Happy New Year everyone! How did you spend your New Year’s Eve count down? I was with my family and friends, talking about New Year’s resolution and how different this year will be for us. New Year’s resolution….what does that phrase really mean to you? To me, it’s a set of goals that I would like to accomplish this year. But is it easy to always keep those goals on top of your mind? Of course not, but I found a few tricks on how to accomplish those goals.
Be specific: Your goals should address the five W’s… who, what, when, where, and why. Make sure the goal specifies what needs to be done with a time-frame for completion.
Measurable: How will you know that you have accomplished a goal? Create a goal that you can track and measure your progress. Example: I would like to run a mile every day, so I will track my progress on a daily basis.
Make a realistic goal: Write down your goal and place in a view-able area at all times. Make a goal that you can actually achieve. As a kid, I wished I could be a superhero but that didn’t work out.
Timely: Set a deadline for each goal you have (keeping it reasonable). By setting a deadline you are more motivated to achieve the goal.
Helping hand: If you have a close friend and family, ask them to help you with your resolution list. A helping hand will always come in a handy in every situation.
New Year’s resolutions aren’t hard to make, but it can be a little tough to achieve. Make a list, track it, and ask for help if you need any — these simple steps will be worth your time.