The end of the year is a good way to reevaluate yourself over the year. Most of us contemplate on how we become better professionals and individuals in the new year to come. As we point out which part of our lives we should improve, we should also take our time to celebrate accomplishments and explore new challenges.
Set up 2018 for success with these practical and workable New Year’s resolution tips:
How to write goals
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that you want to accomplish many things. This is good in theory but less achievable in practice. The more resolutions you have, the harder it is for you to accomplish them. Prioritize at least five important goals that you want to overcome in 2018. Do you want to be fit? Do you want to be promoted or transfer a new job? Having quantitative goals make tracking easier. You can categorize your goals based on the things you want to stop, start and retain.
Envision your wins
Visualizing yourself to succeed in your goals can be motivating. When we visualize our success, we increase our chances of achieving our goals. Picture out yourself practicing new habits, taking a leap of faith or continuing good practices. This can make your goals less overwhelming and more manageable.
You either make or break yourself to success. Practice optimism. Believe that you can achieve your goals. Talk yourself out of negative self-talk and empower yourself with positive affirmations. This will fuel your passion to reach for your goals.
Find a partner
Engage with someone who can watch your progress. Make them your accountability partner. Tell them about your goals and your strategies to reach them. This will inspire you to keep your word and motivate you to work harder. These people can also encourage you when things get rough. They will rally for you during down moments and celebrate your achievements. You can also return the favor by watching over them. Keep track of their progress and motivate them to push harder!
Don’t beat yourself up
Everyday represents a new opportunity to achieve goals. If you fail in the past, don’t beat yourself up. You can always get up and pursue your goals. Don’t let this hinder your resolutions.
It is easy to lose track of your progress when you encounter failures. Keep track of your progress and celebrate milestones. Shorter terms achievements motivate you towards achieving bigger goals. Set time aside each week or month to keep track of your progress. If you are underperforming for that week, don’t feel bad. Try to approach different strategies for the next week.
Achieving your resolutions boils down to your willingness and motivation. However, these tips can help you kickstart your 2018! Share with us how you achieve your New Year’s resolution goals!