Here we are officially one full week into the new year. A good chunk of you probably had resolutions and goals you wanted to meet this year. So how are they holding up?
Yes I know it’s only a week in and your probably doing alright. But as the year wears on, it gets harder and harder to keep up with those resolutions. I know because I’ve let mine slide year after year. Unfortunately they are the usual type of goals – make more money, lose weight, or keep myself more organized. Those empty goals sound good in theory, but really have no real solid plan behind them.
I think I’ve come up with my own personal solution to the failing resolution problem though.
For one, I don’t care what time of year it is. I don’t wait until January 1st to start a new diet or start cleaning my house. I don’t even care if it’s a Monday when I start. I just start, period.
For two, I plan. I sit down and make a very detailed plan to map out how I plan to get to my goal. For example, if I decide I really need to lose a few pounds, I translate that into how many calories I need to burn over how much time. I keep a log of calories taken in and burned every day. If I want to get organized, I schedule in a time to do that every day. I make new habits that stick (like doing laundry first thing in the morning as I’m getting the kids ready for school, or doing dishes while I’m making supper).
If you are traveling somewhere new, you need to have a map. The same goes for plans for goals – you need to take the time to figure out how you are going to get there before you even leave. 😉