New Year brings on a “fresh start” feel to our lives that should come from the heart. This may have different meanings for all of us. There is no “one right way” to set up your New Year’s goals or resolutions. So many of us get caught up in the hype of the media pushing us to think that their ideas are what we should do. Instead of looking outward, look inside your soul as to what may interest, inspire, motivate or challenge you. Whatever this is for you…… think of it as your new beginning. A “rebirth” if you would, into yourself.
I honestly feel that your goal for the New Year should be about you, not necessarily about work, family or commitments. If you would like to have a better relationship or career… it still needs to start with yourself. So set your goals appropriately. Do not set “Monster Resolutions” that are going to take most of the year to accomplish if you do at all. Set a small goal or a series of small goals. Feel Good about each step in the process. Too often we set ourselves up for failure by setting an unobtainable or unrealistic resolution/goal.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Involve loved ones in your resolution, if possible. The more people you can tell your resolutions to, the more cheerleaders you create along the way. There is no shame in asking for help!
- Reward yourself for obtaining each small step in your resolution.
- Write things down every day. Whatever it is, mark your progress by journaling. When we write things down, we tend to hold ourselves more accountable. Also, when we read it every day, it gives us more motivation to keep true to ourselves.
Hopefully these tips have been helpful and remember to make the New Year fun, rewarding and ALL about you.