2017 is finally here! And as you know, with every new year comes New Year’s resolutions.
Whether your goals for 2017 are related to your health, your career, your relationships, or something else, here are 3 tips to help you get what you want!
1. Set specific goals
For example, if you want to get into better shape this year, your goal wouldn’t just be to “get into better shape.”
Instead, you would set a specific goal, like:
- Go to the gym 4 times per week
- Run a 5K by the end of the year
- Start taking kickboxing classes once per week
The more specific your goals are, the more likely you’ll be to achieve them because you’ll know exactly what you need to do.
2. Make gradual changes
Let’s face it – you can’t expect to overhaul your lifestyle overnight. Don’t set unrealistic goals and beat yourself up for not meeting them. Instead, set gradual goals and work up to them.
Back to the “getting into better shape” example – you could start out going to the gym twice a week and then up the frequency to 4 times per week by March 2017. Then, you could increase the frequency even more as you get more comfortable working the gym into your schedule!
3. Create a schedule that includes your goals
To achieve your goals this year, it’s best to schedule them into your calendar. Then, treat them as non-negotiable appointments – just as if they were unmissable work meetings or doctor’s appointments.
When you make something a part of your routine this way and prioritize it, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to make a change!