By now most of us have settled into this new year and are carrying on with our daily routines and the business of life. We all make New Year’s resolutions on December 31st but how many have you actually kept? If the answer is none…..Im not asking that to make you feel bad, but to prompt you not to be too hard on yourself.
I hate it how people set themselves up to fail by setting over ambitious goals. Even if you have a clear idea of where you want to be or what you want to achieve, if it involves big changes you are unlikely to achieve it on one go. Then you will not feel very positive about yourself. Worst case scenario this will set you back into a worse position than you were in before.
Instead, I am a big fan of making small manageable goals that are achievable. That way you can be pleased with yourself for hitting your targets. Make regular small goals and you will achieve a lot in a relatively small amount of time.
On the most basic of levels you can simply make a small goal each day or week to do something that makes you feel good about yourself; for instance, go for a walk, eat a healthy meal, catch up with a friend. We all lead such busy lives that it is easy to forget some of the simple pleasures in life, and it is these things that are crucial to our overall happiness. If you feel happier in yourself, you will be in a better position to make bigger steps that will help you to achieve your overall goals.
Have a grand plan so you have a clear direction where you are trying to go in and make sure all your goals help you to get closer to your grand target. Before you know it, you will be on your way to success in no time.
If you like being super organised, you could write out a list showing your overall goal and then list the steps that will help you to get there. Break it down into smaller bite size chunks. You could set yourself a time frame too.
Either way do not be too hard on yourself. …….. small steps…….. multiplied go a long way! Life is for living……. Enjoy the journey. If you need any help setting your goals, getting back on track with your fitness or diet do please contact me.