It’s February, which means 80% of New Year’s resolutions have failed. How are you doing?
Taking some proactive tips to isolate your resolutions can help you get back on track.
Write it down
You are 43% more likely to achieve your goal if you write it down.
- Vision Board
- Write it in your planner
- Write it on a sticky note and place it on your bathroom mirror or computer screen (some place that you’ll see every day)
Break it down
When you break down your goal into smaller steps you create an action plan.
Want to lose weight?
- Week 1 – Remove 1 calorie filled drink per day
- Week 2 – Add 1 30 minute workout
- Week 3 – Add 1 vegetable to each meal
- Week 4 – Sleep at least 7 hours each night
Want to get out of debt?
- Week 1 – Bring your lunch (instead of buying)
- Week 2 – Stick to a shopping list
- Week 3 – Review your expenses to determine where you can eliminate or cut back services
- Week 4 – Make a budget
Sharing your goal with someone creates accountability and helps you commit to it. Share it on social media or find an accountability partner where you are each working towards a goal and you can brainstorm action plans together.
Set your intention for the day and visualize success on daily tasks. Your vision boards and sticky notes can be very helpful in keeping your goals front of mind. Affirmations are another powerful tool to use. I like the My Affirmation App (Android link). It comes pre-filled with affirmations or you can add your own. Combine that with their beautiful images, and you are sure to be inspired.
Set periodic reassessments to check-in and reevaluate your goals and progress. It’s ok to change or modify your goal. You may even be in the situation where you’ve knocked your goal out of the water and need to determine what’s next. Take time to evaluation, brainstorm, and move forward.