Did you know that 31% of New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned by the second week of the New Year and 50% are abandoned by the end of the month! Not to mention those who planned one but never got started on the first day.
Whatever your resolution may have been, organizing, reading, more rest, working out, losing weight, etc. Whatever it may have been, it’s not too late. We don’t have to wait until Monday, or a new year to set a goal and reach it.
You may just need to get a little more specific and plan it out.
Let’s get started and if you have a very large goal then it’s time to break it down into short term goals for now. A little bit each day will get you closer to that goal by the end of the week, month, or year.
Trust me you WILL NOT regret getting started. We never regret doing it, we only regret not getting started. I never have a regretful thought of working out. I only regret it when the day ends and I didn’t do anything.
Here’s how to set a GOAL!
- You’re not a failure. Grab a piece of paper and let’s get started.
- Write out on your paper SMART. Like this:
Then at the S finish the words by making it say Specific.
For the M Make it read Measurable
A is Attainable
R is Realistic
T is Timely
- A SMART goal is one that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. This means breaking a large goal up into smaller goals. If you have 100 lbs to lose then break it up into months. This month I want to lose 10 lbs by starting to walk 3 days a week and making 1 healthy choice each day with my food. That breaks it down so you can measure by the end of the week if you did it, it was realistic because it wasn’t wanting to lose 100 lbs by the end of the month.
- Let’s say you want to read more and relax. Start by reading 10 minutes each night and allowing about 30 minutes for relaxing time after the kiddo’s have gone to sleep.
Mapping out a SMART goal is a huge part of being successful with any resolution. This allows us to see where we are going and have a check list to help us get there.
I hope this helps you reset for this year and actually achieve your goal or a part of it. Something is ALWAYS better than nothing. Don’t beat yourself up. Get up and try again!