Do you want to succeed next year in your personal and professional life? Set better resolutions for the New Year using my simple but efficient tips!
Now it starts the countdown to the New Year. It always feels fresh and like a new beginning, almost as if we get a new start. This is also the time where most of us reflect in the previous year and also plan next year.
I truly believe is very important to visualise and set goals for yourself, to give you some sort of direction and purpose in life. For that reason, I will list a few tips to help you set more efficient and achievable goals for 2019.
1. Make a vision board
You can either download and print images from the internet that inspire you and are related to the life you envision or you can buy/use images and quotes from magazines. You can also separate the board by categories, for example: personal, professional, finance, health, wellness, family, etc. Place the board in your office or by a place you can see it everyday.
However, remember to put things that are attainable! Otherwise it will seem overwhelming and you might end up giving up on everything all together.
2. Set realistic big goals
Set goals that are somewhat achievable.
If you haven't started saving for a house yet do not expect to buy a mansion in 2019! Instead you can set to save a minimum or full deposit for a normal house.
3. Avoid shortcuts
For example, if you are thinking in losing weight as a 2019 goal, don't set the goal to go workout everyday and also do diet 6 days per week, when currently you do no exercise or diet. Instead you can set the goal of working out minimum once a week and progressively increasing that amount and for diet, you can do healthy swaps once a day from your normal meals.
4. Set a timeline & check in
So just saying 'I want to lose 5kg' without a timeline it will be more likely for you to not follow it through as there's no deadline.
Set yourself check in dates to track how you're doing or even get back on track. For example, say 'I want to lose 5kg by June' and 'I will do a check in by March, where I should be eating healthier than now and should have lost at least 1kg and in May I should have lost 3kg and should be eating pretty healthy overall'. This way you hold yourself accountable and if you get side track, you will still be on time to get back and work towards that goal.
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So what are your goals to 2019? Were these tips helpful to you?
Let me know in the comments!