The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to set yourself new goals – but before setting these new targets I always think it’s important to look back at the past year and think about what you’ve already achieved. Instead of focusing on what you haven’t done, think about what you have. Write down ten things you’ve achieved last year and give yourself the credit you deserve. Once you realised how far you’ve come think about how you can use this year to get closer towards your goals.
This year it could be that you want to travel more and experience different cultures or it might be that you want to further your career. If you set yourself 5 goals which are specific to the different areas of your life you can work between them and if you find one more challenging than the others – you will still be making progress.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
So what now? The only way your going to achieve these goals is by setting yourself realistic targets and by changing certain aspects of your life.
One of my favourite quotes which I live by is ‘Nothing changes if nothing changes’ it’s so simple & couldn’t be more true. If you want to better yourself you need to make changes to see results.
My tips on staying motivated:
- Achieving personal goals takes time, stick with it and be mindful about how hard you push yourself
- Reward yourself. For example, if your New Years goal is to save money, once you’ve reached your first target why not treat yourself to that new handbag you’ve been eyeing up? (Maybe not the £3,500 Prada one though..!) Balance is important as it keeps you motivated, set little milestones to work towards.
- Remind yourself why you’re doing this. If you are planning to get fit this year, think about why that’s important to you. If loosing those few pounds will make you feel more confident then that’s what is going to help you stick to your regime. Have your end goal in close sight at all times.
- Don’t push yourself too hard. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
- Don’t go it alone! Chances are there is someone close by who is doing the exact same thing as you. Link up with local support groups in your area and build relationships with people who will help to keep you motivated on your journey to success.
- Be the change you want to see. Even if you don’t have a New Years resolution why not inspire others and aim to help the people around you reach their goals.
I’d also like to take this moment to thank every single one of you for following my blog in 2015, it means the world to me! I hope every one of you had a fantastic Christmas and I wish you the very best for 2016.