How you plan to reach your goals and keep your resolutions for 2018?
As 2018 gets started, many of us are turning our focus to achieving more of our resolutions or goals this year. Besides “willpower,” what else can we do to increase our chances of reaching our goals and resolutions? Check out the following 5 tips of practical ways to reach your resolutions in 2018.
1.Include a resolution to care for yourself. Too often our resolutions are oriented toward making changes to ourselves and while that is good, remember to care for yourself. Include time for healing, renewal and rest.
2.Keep resolutions simple. While it sounds good to plan for a totally new you, we are better off setting simple, short-term goals that when complete give us a sense of accomplishment. Most people overestimate what they can do in the short run and underestimate what they can do in the long run.
3.Make notes. The act of writing and claiming can be an effective form of motivation. Making notes allows us to see our progress and find ways to our resolutions.
4.Learn to “pivot.” Pivoting is a term used by business startups as a way to describe a change in direction. In other words, if one way does not work, stop going that way and find another way or a new direction.
5.Remember, you are in charge. When we set goals and resolutions, we are doing so based on the best information available at the time. Yet, life has a way of changing. Since you are in charge of your destiny, you can change your resolutions and goals as new information becomes available.
For a bonus tip, remember to ask for help from family, friends and service providers. Sometimes others can see ways of helping you achieve resolutions that you may not see. At the end of the year, you may be grateful that you sought assistance and achieved your resolutions.
Best of luck in 2018!