How to set realistic goals

How to set realistic goals

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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?



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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