New Year’s Goal Setting Tips
Launch yourself into 2020 with these goal setting tips to create a recipe for success.
Why is setting goals important?
One thing that all highly successful people have in common, is that they set long term and short-term vision goals and motivation. Top athletes, businessmen, and high achievers all set goals to better organise their time, resources, and to make the most out of life. Setting sharp, and clearly define goals not onto gives you a sense of direction but can also help you measure the progress you have made. This will boost your self-confidence, keep you motivated, and allow you recognise your strengths and weaknesses. Goals can also help you manage your time, to ensure that you are spending the valuable hours with your friends, family, as well as giving time to yourself.
The coming of a new year, is the perfect time to set out new goals and find a new direction to move in. In this post, we will discuss a few tips on how to make goals for the new year instead of resolutions, to empower you and create positive change in your life.
How do I write down goals?
The best way to get started with writing down goals, is to separate specific areas of your life that you want to focus on.
Whether these are:
- Relationship goals
- Work Goals
- Spiritual Goals
- Goals with Children
- Health and fitness goals
- Finance Goals
You can pick a goal in each of these categories, or simply stick to the few which are most important. When writing down your goals, make sure you make them realistic and attainable, so you can achieve them in the desired time.
A good guide for writing goals, is the SMART goal guide, which is a new idea developed in 1981. These goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound!
Why Have you chosen your goals?
The most important part of sticking with your goals, is to ensure you have sufficiently strong motivation to keep you on the right path.
Why do you want to get healthier? Is it to be able to do more activities with your family or to be able to better enjoy hikes? Do you wish to become more organised and efficient, so you have more free time to spend with your family?
Find what are the drivers behind setting the goals. Some of the most common ones include:
- Giving yourself reward
- Ask someone to keep track
- Work towards the bigger picture
- Use pain as a leverage
- Create small steps on your way to your goal
- Commit publicly
Write Down Your Goals and Review them Periodically
Once you have written down your goals, place them somewhere you will see them regularly. That way you will be recommitting to them on a consistent basis.
Why not put them
- On your bathroom Mirror
- On your fridge
- As the lock screen of your phone
- In your wallet
If you keep your goals within sight, you will have a better chance to work towards them on a daily basis! Keep them positive and snappy, and most importantly remind yourself why you want to achieve them!
Have a Goal Buddy
One of the hardest parts of sticking to goals, is when you only have yourself to keep you accountable. If you do not stick to your new year’s resolutions, only you will notice if you give up on them. So why not find a goal buddy, whether this is your partner, spouse, friend, or colleague, with the additional support you can find a way to reach the goal together.
Some ways you can do this includes:
- Sign up for a fitness challenge at your local health club
- Alternate cooking healthy dinners with your spouse for optimal nutrition for your family
- Challenge yourself to cook with your family seasonal produce to diversify your recipes
- Join a class to expand your skills with a friend
- Plan a holiday or adventure with your friends
- Create a spending maximum budget with your partner
- Quit smoking with the support of your friends and family
Common New Year’s Resolutions
If you are looking for some inspiration for your goals, here are a few of the most common goals people set at the turning of the new year:1. Regular Exercise
2. Lose weight and get healthier
3. Eat more fresh foods
4. Get organised and declutter your home
5. Learn a new skill
6. Save more money
7. Quit smoking
8. Travel More
9. Spend more Time Reading
10. Decrease your environmental footprint
11. Maximising time with family
12. Focus on self-care
13. Improve your concentration and mental skills
14. Reduce Stress
15. Get more Quality Sleep
16. Quit coffee
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New Year, New You
Make this year a focus on what really matters, the health of you and your family. Save time by picking the foods you need to arrive straight to your door and challenge yourself to cook healthy and nutritious meals for the whole family.