Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year, how are those resolutions going?
I’m not trying to be pessimistic here, but if I were to take a guess, I’m guessing keeping those resolutions that you really hoped you’d keep for the WHOLE YEAR, those resolutions that would change your life, are getting harder and harder by the minute.
That’s a lot of commitment and you probably started off really strong! Let me guess… You told yourself you’d hit the gym every day in 2020 (or maybe 5 times a week at least), but now it’s mid Jan and it’s getting a little old keeping up all of this hard work.
Was my guess close?
Don’t be too hard on yourself. I know this, because WE ALL DO THIS!
New Years is just an easy time to stereotype everyone. Did I just say that out loud?!…Whoops!
If you think just one thing when you think “goals,” think this… a goal is only a dream until you set a plan to achieve it.
So although you may have set some “goals” for yourself, you probably didn’t get too specific with things. And now that idea of doing something towards your goals everyday is more like once a week, maybe next week you will start saying to yourself “let’s just restart this whole thing in 2021, that’ll be my year for sure.”
In the theme of things, I wanted to share this video with you guys from my recent appearance on my local news channel (I’m famous, guys!), WFLA’s Bloom, Tampa Bay’s only daily TV show focusing on Health and Lifestyle.
First off, I have to say that just going to the New Station was such a cool experience and something I had always wanted to do.
But, I had never set any plan or taken any action towards this… until I did.
It didn’t just happen, I made it happen. I am also not just an “I.”
I was encouraged and supported by the amazing support system I’ve set up for myself so that helps a lot too.
In this Bloom segment we talked about everything “New Year’s Resolutions” and 2020 Goals. We talked about how to identify, set and most importantly, maintain and achieve goals we set for ourselves.
From SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound) Goals to creating Your Life Wheel based on YOU, aligning your values and strengths to create a life you are in love with.
That’s really the whole secret.
If you aren’t in love with what you are doing or what you are working towards, achieving those goals just isn’t going to happen for you. And if it does, you still won’t be happy. Feel free to argue with me here. And don’t worry, I won’t say I told you so.
So if I’m spot on so far with your “New Years Resolution” goals and you are already starting to feel that 2020 just isn’t your year, it’s not too late! Let’s just get a little more specific.
You are a whole person. You do not just consist of work or family. You’re every area of your life. Typically this includes, career, family, friends, fun/leisure, personal growth, self-care, money/finances, significant other, home life and health. But don’t limit yourself, if you have an original area make sure that goes in there.
If we set a goal for each area of our life, we can feel productive and see progress in all areas of our life not just the one or two that we chose to focus on.
This also allows us to do other things that we love without feeling guilty and not productive. If watching Netflix is an action step towards your self-care goal then we should hang out (lol). But also know that you won’t feel so guilty for taking care of yourself, you deserve it!
Look at all of these areas and ask yourself, “how content am I here?” If things were better what would that look like? What would I be doing differently if I was fully satisfied in this area? Etc.
Next set some SMART goals based off of these. Setting specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound goals will provide you with a clear picture of the actions that you should start taking to effectively work towards these goals.
Last, but definitely not least, make and complete a weekly schedule for yourself, including one small action step towards each goal you’ve set for yourself every week. These steps should build off of each other.
Start super duper small and allow yourself to grow naturally in these areas, this will provide you with the highest likelihood of long-term success. And don’t forget to use your experiences and lessons learned from the weeks past to schedule your next week most effectively.
I’d love to hear what resolutions you set for yourself and how things are going. If I can ever help, I’m here for you! We all need a support team and I got you!