So a month into 2018 and already its going by so fast. Now into February How are your goals looking? Have you started to get into the groove of things and setting up challenges to meet those goals?
Every year people get so excited because a new year means a new chance at obtaining that goal we have been putting off. But like most people once we get right into it the goal seems to take a regular back burner and we don’t end up doing what we set out to do on that great midnight strikes 12 promise. Most common ones are getting fit or losing weight or quitting smoking.
I think if you plan these things out and not go out on a whim you have a better chance of the goal being obtained.
SO for every day you avoid that donut or walk for 30 mins write it down on your calender. Yes there will be that tempting donut you couldn’t resist but don’t give up! The next day you have a chance to start again. Make it count and once you start writing it down everyday it will become easier and easier to do.
I find that if you can visually see you are working towards something the easier it gets. Like for me if I want to do something I write it down and look at it everyday and ask myself if I have done it or am I just procrastinating?
Also make the goal an exciting thing, its not supposed to be a death sentence. Write a list of all the positives you will get out of it once its achieved put it on the fridge or somewhere you are faced with the decision you made daily. Let it be a constant reminder to keep yourself in check.
Not only that but mentally you have to really want it too, because no matter what if you are doing this for someone else it won’t work. It has to be for you only.
And lastly, don’t tell anyone you are going to do until its done. Nothing like having people eyeball every slip up you make (like eating the damn donut) when you don’t actually do what you said. You are already your own biggest critic so give yourself a break and keep your goals personal until it happens then surprise them with it! Because really this is just about you and no one else. Only you have yourself to keep track of, and it isn’t the responsibility of another person to keep you in check.
So if you want to do something, like that painting sitting in the corner getting dusty, ahem… then its best to set some time aside everyday to get that done. little by little it will if you keep at it!