Setting achievable New Years goals isn’t something that everybody does. Each January we talk about New Years resolutions, most about losing weight and becoming a better person. But as we know, those resolutions are often forgotten about by February. Having short term goes are great! But it’s important that when you set goals they need to be achievable.
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A while ago I made a deal with myself that I wouldn’t set New Years resolutions, but instead set achievable goals each year. Whether big or small! Hello!
Here are 3 handy tips for setting achievable New Years goals:
Set smaller goals first
Often when you are goal setting it’s natural for us to want to set and achieve those massive goals first. But, in my experience I have found it can set yourself up for failure by doing that. Those big goals can feel like mountains that are impossible to move. Sometimes when I do have a big goal, I split it into smaller more manageable goals.
Next year I’m planning on running a half marathon. That is the goal. But my smaller more manageable goals are to train 3 times a week. Slowly increase my running time and to become overall fitter in the process. So instead of my goal just being to run the half marathon, its split into small goals. I find that doing this helps it not to feel like such a challenge.
Don’t set yourself up for failure
When people set goals, a lot of time they set unrealistic goals. Something they know will be near impossible to achieve. Personally, I don’t see any benefit in doing this. You are setting yourself up for failure. And with failure come all of those negative feelings of not being good enough and feeling like you can’t do anything.
Make sure you are setting achievable New Years goals. And not something you know will be impossible for you to achieve. Think about how much better it will feel achieving them!
Plan them out
The key thing to do when setting goals for the year is planning them out. Spread them out throughout the year so that you don’t become over loaded. Maybe even set daily goals. A goal doesn’t just need to be long term!
Planning is an important part of the process and that way you can fit these achievable New Years goals into your life. The last thing you want to do is plan a goal when you know you don’t have time to pay attention to it.
Have you set any achievable New Years goals yet? What are they?
Thanks again to Jenny for this opportunity to write on your blog today. I hope everybody likes my advice on setting achievable New Years goals!
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