Are you trying to set realistic goals for the New Year, but aren’t sure where to get started? I’ve learned that it can be very enticing to have a ton of new resolutions for the New Year, but it’s hard to implement them. Here are some tips on how you can set realistic goals for the New Year:
#1. Have an Accountability Partner
If you’re going to set new goals, make sure you have an accountability partner. You should make sure you have someone who will help you remain accountable. Whether it’s a friend or family member, having someone to answer to can really help you set and reach your goals.
#2. Keep Your Goals Realistic
It’s important to keep your goals as realistic as possible. It makes no sense to set goals that you will never reach, which is why I’m all about keeping them practical. Instead of setting a goal to run a marathon in January, make smaller goals each month that will help you eventually run that marathon.
#3. Keep at It
It’s so easy to drop your goals within a few weeks of the New Year. They say gyms are always busiest after the New Year, but eventually drop off. My best advice to setting and accomplishing those realistic goals is to stay with it. It may be hard, but if you keep telling yourself you can do it—it will happen. Remain as positive as possible and always try and try again!
#4. Set Only a Few Goals
You may be guilty of setting up several goals for the New Year ( I have been in the past). I’ve noticed I’m more realistic if I only set a few goals. I can always add more goals later, but for now I know myself enough to keep it simple. I’d rather actually accomplish a few small goals, then fail at several.
How do you set New Year’s Resolutions and keep them realistic?