The new year is here and so are your resolutions. You’re eating healthier, working out, and drinking more water. You’re meditating, and you’re feeling better. So how do you keep that up for the rest of the year?
Make Daily Goals
As we mentioned, you should always strive for SMART goals. SMART goals put an actionable item, time frame, and measurement in place, making it easier for you to follow through. We suggest getting a monthly or weekly calendar and writing down what you want to achieve every day. For example, if you’re going to make your bed daily, exercise three days a week, and read for 20 minutes a day, five days a week, write it all down! This will make it easier to visualize and conceptualize your daily goals and schedule, making them easier to hit.
Writing your weekly goals out each Sunday night sets the tone for a healthy and productive week, and it all starts as soon as you wake up the following Monday morning!
Track Your Progress
This tip should be taken seriously but lightly. When we say track your progress, we don’t mean you need to weigh yourself daily, only eat vegetables, or become obsessed with these changes. However, the best way to track your progress is to monitor it. Try downloading a new app that gives you healthier options to eat or using your Apple Watch fitness tracker to see how many minutes you’re exercising.
It takes one month for something to become a habit. Don’t give up if you’re not seeing progress at the beginning or middle of January! Keep going, keep monitoring yourself, and keep believing in yourself. Let 2022 be the year you prove you can do it all.
Share Your Goals
We’re confident you’ve heard these tips before, but this year, we want you to listen to them. Take everything one day at a time, and don’t get discouraged if you miss one day; do what you need to get back on track tomorrow! When you have small daily goals and long-term goals, it’s easier to put everything into perspective and ensure that you make the best decisions for yourself, your body, and your mind. We wish you the best in 2022, and we know that you have what it takes to stick with the goals you set for yourself!
It’s always easier to hit your goals when you have a friend or family member doing the same. While your goals won’t necessarily be identical, having someone controlling their urges and putting in the extra effort will encourage you to do the same. Whether it’s your husband or wife, kids, sister, or best friend, have weekly check-ins to compare what goals you hit, figure out where you need a little extra motivation, and congratulate each other! A compliment, extra encouragement, or even a high-five can be a game-changer to your mood and outlook on the day!