It’s that time of the year again!
The first week of a new year feels like a day on the beach. In a sense, it gives us a feeling that everything is possible and achievable. We usually see the New Year as a brand new level unlocked from our favorite video game and that’s true. As cliche as it might sound, it is true. We have 365 days to turn something into an amazing thing, whether it is to go back to your daily workout routine, to resume your journal in order to clear up your mind space, or even to hop into learning a new sport. Anyway, it’s that time of the year again and everything feels possible.
Unfortunately, many times this safe space of a winning mindset only lasts a week or a couple more. More than once, we have been there, saying this is the year where everything changes, only to find ourselves repeating the same old routine every week and swearing upon change on New Year’s Eve once again.
Guess what, this year can be different. Through this guide, we will show how to set up New Year’s Resolution goals that are both amazing and achievable.
You must have a better division of which category within your life you would like to create a positive change in. Therefore, grab a pen and paper and write three of the top categories in which you observe aspects of your life that can be upgraded. For example, you could target the mind, body, and soul.
What this exercise will create is an organized pathway and clear scenario of where exactly change and action throughout the year will be emphasized.
#2 Goal Setting
Once you have understood which areas of your life you would like to improve, it is now the time for you to write specific and measurable goals for each category. For example, under the mind category, you could set yourself the goal of reading at least one book per month.
Through this, you are acknowledging your limits but, what do I mean by this? If you are someone who has never been the reading type, you can’t expect yourself to immediately be able to read 3 books per week. By establishing clear and measurable goals, you are slowly adapting your mind to a new way of seeing things.
#3 Find an Accountability Buddy
Motivation and consistency can only take us part of the way. In order to accomplish all your goals, you NEED an accountability partner. Kindly ask someone you are comfortable enough with to inquire you once and then “Hey Victoria, how’re your early runs going.” or “Hey Marcus, I heard you are going all in with the self-help books; which one has been your favorite so far?”
Trust me, having someone that constantly reminds you of your goal, certainly goes a long way.
#4 Manage Time: Delegating with the help of a Virtual Assistant
Some of the main reasons why we leave our habit streaks that are leading to the final goal halfway are due to the lack of time. The best way for you to be able to save time, money, and energy is to delegate those tasks to a remote virtual assistant, which will consequently help you increase productivity.
Now, we know that delegating is hard, especially when it comes to trusting the person that will be doing the task, and also knowing who, where, and how to hire that person
#5 Stay Consistent
We all know motivation is the spark that allows us to complete steps one and two in this guide. However, at the end of the day, discipline is the only thing that matters.
It doesn’t matter how many times you write your goals down, or if the President is your accountability buddy. The only way that this year will be different from 2022 is if you start doing something and continue working on it consistently.
Are you ready to look back at New Year’s Eve this year and see everything you have achieved?
I know that you are.
See you in two weeks!