Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Goal Setting 101

So it begins....Its January and its time to take stock of the year that has passed and decide what will be for the year to come.

I always say if you can't resolve to change something at any time of year (whether it relates to your diet or exercise plans) or something totally unrelated like getting along better with someone then it won't last.

Here are a few tips to help you stay on track with new goals.

  • Make a plan to keep your goals in mind throughout the year.  Keep them on your wall somewhere you'll see them regularly and check how you're going. 
  • Plan how you will work toward your goals on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Review how you're going along the way and don't get down on yourself if you don't achieve them just be prepared to change your plan to suit where you're at.
  • Spend some time on a Sunday or other preferred day to plan your goals into your week. For example if you plan to build a better relationship with someone then plan a phone call or a meal with them and put it into your diary.  If you're trying to eat healthy then set aside some time to plan your meals, shop and cook.
  • If something is important to you then put it into your schedule. This includes reading a book or taking time out to do something you've been putting off for a long time. 

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