If I learned anything from the past 2 years, it’s to say *SCREW RESOLUTIONS* and make some EPIC GOALS instead. I’ve found that when we do the typical NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, we make them vague and almost haphazard.
“I want to lose weight.”
“I want to get healthy.”
“I want to get a new job.”
But, that completely loses sight of the question, well, how are you going to get there? What happens if you don’t lose weight in the first week, first month, etc of that new year? Are you going to give up? Throw in the towel?
Wouldn’t it be better to give yourself attainable goals? Or BIG-A$$ Goals that you can quantify? You can see that progress is being made? If you could tell you were working towards a goal, even if making baby steps, would that not keep you going?
I was that person to always say, this year, I’m going to workout and lose weight. I’m going to eat better but then February or maybe even March rolls around and I start to slack, which in turn snowballs into me completely forgetting all about that New Year’s Resolution come June.
Now is the time to set yourself up for SUCCESS, to keep going no matter what. Instead of simply saying “I want to lose weight”, why not say “This year, I want to lose 15 pounds”? Then you can quantify that along the way. In 12 months, that’s under 1.5 pounds a month. That seems doable, don’t you think?!? Then when you don’t lose those 15 pounds in your first month, you are less likely to throw in the towel.
This year, that is what I have done. But in all aspects of my life.
- I will read 10 personal development books
- I will workout 250 times
- I will lose 20 pounds to be back at my “fighting weight”
- I will set aside 2 nights a month for a date night with my husband
- I will set aside once a week to do some self-care for myself
Give it a try for yourself and let me know how you get on.