RESOLUTION CHECK-IN HAVE YOU BEEN KEEPING UP WITH YOUR GOALS?
It’s the end of the first month of 2020 and it’s important that we do a check-in with ourselves to make sure we’re keeping up with our resolutions. I know it’s easier said than done, believe me, but it’s crucial that we keep promises to ourselves when we say we’ll do something.
By keeping these promises to yourself you’ll send a message out to the universe that you aren’t playing games with what you want. You’ll begin to feel the momentum and allow yourself to be inspired by the only person that truly matters, yourself.
It doesn’t matter how big or small these goals are, the point is to accomplish them and make yourself proud for achieving something that may have once seemed impossible to you.
It took me years to find steps to ensure and remind myself about whether or not I was making these goals happen. Here’s what that looks like for me:
PICK A REALISTIC RESOLUTION
So, anything is possible, right? Yes, of course, it is! But what I mean by this step in your resolution check-in is to make sure that these goals are attainable in a good time span. For example, I always practice yoga but this year decided I would incorporate more gym workouts in order to get leaner. I knew that this goal would be achievable only if I gave myself about 6 months of consistent work to see a difference.
An example of what you don’t want to do is say I want to lose 30lbs by February. Why isn’t this realistic? Well, for one that isn’t healthy and two you’re going to end up disappointing yourself if you don’t accomplish that within a month. Give yourself some time to adjust to these new changes. Pick something that you want to achieve but give yourself time to get there.
HAVE A DETAILED PLAN ON HOW YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS RESOLUTION
Without a game plan, you’re pretty much setting yourself up for failure. I’m sorry if this truth hurts feelings but it’s a reality even I had to face through my many failed resolutions throughout the years.
If you have picked out your realistic resolution you must sit down with yourself and figure out how this can be done. If, for example, you want to lose those 30 lbs this year what do you intend on doing to accomplish this? What is it that you plan to do differently that will allow you to accomplish this goal?
Will you work out x amount of days? Will you be food shopping and meal prepping every Sunday? Will you drink more water? Will you be looking up recipes? Come up with a game plan that you can follow and will allow you to see your improvement as time passes. Checklists might be fun too!
TAKE SMALL STEPS
This one is crucial! I know how excited we all get to accomplish goals and feel great about ourselves but remember that small steps lead to great accomplishments. Don’t oversell yourself. We all do things at our own pace, this isn’t a race!
By taking the small steps necessary you’ll gradually see improvement and feel less overwhelmed when trying to make these goals happen. I use to be the person that wanted to dive in full force, do the big steps first and then disappoint myself when things didn’t get done but when I changed my approach things actually started to happen for me.
So, remember, take small steps first and I promise this will lead to great accomplishments.
KEEP REMINDING YOURSELF THAT CHANGE IS A PROCESS
Experts say that it takes 21 days to form a new habit so I ask that you constantly remind yourself that change is a process. There are times that you may feel like giving up but if you want it bad enough you’ll persevere through that.
It’s not to say that pushing forward is easy but this reminder will allow you to have compassion with yourself on the hard days. This one took me a while to accept because I’m always so hard on myself when it comes to my goals but when I do have those off days I say, ‘change is a process’, take a deep breath and allow myself to accept that I am doing enough
and that I am enough.
REMEMBER WHY YOU WANT THIS GOAL
It’s important that you know your WHY. Why did you want to accomplish this goal in the first place? How will you feel after making this goal happen? What things will come from you accomplishing this goal?
By remembering why you wanted to accomplish this goal in the first place you’ll give yourself a reason for going after it so when things get hard inspire yourself by knowing your WHY and that’ll give you a nice push to keep going.
KEEP GOING, EVEN AFTER SETBACKS
I think this is one of the hardest things to do and why so many people give up on their goals but you’re not going to be one of those people so here’s how to conquer this:
Accept that setbacks will always happen no matter what you’re trying to accomplish when you accept things when they come your way it will be much easier to keep going.
Realize that setbacks are just lessons and lessons are learning experiences so see this as a good thing!
Embrace setbacks and take them in as wins when you change your mindset beautiful things can happen
Now, promise yourself that you’ll change the way you see setbacks and I guarantee that you’ll see a difference in not only your goals but your life as well.
REMEMBER TO REWARD YOURSELF!
When you make things happen for yourself you should be proud and with that should come reward. It doesn’t have to be an expensive thing just simply take a day off for yourself or buy yourself your favorite dessert.
The point of this is to reward yourself for the hard work you’re doing. Once you hit a certain point in your goal pause and love yourself, congratulate yourself, be your own muse, your number one fan and treat yourself. You deserve it!
I hope that whenever you’re struggling with maintaining these goals you come back to this blog post and read everything that I wrote out. I hope that if you never come back to this blog post you took something with you that will help you not only with your goals but with how to achieve success in your life. If you have any tips or suggestions on how you keep up with your resolutions I’d love to hear from you!