Here we are. 6 weeks into 2023. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions you set back at the end of December? Are you still working toward them, or have you fallen off the wagon and let them fall to the wayside? Is it time to restart those goals and work towards your dreams? If so, you are NOT alone. Most people who set resolutions give up by January 17th. In fact, according to insideoutmastery.com, only 36% of people get past the first month. For most, that’s not enough time to achieve what we want. So here are some tips you can use to restart your New Year’s Resolutions and make 2023 your best year yet.
MAKE A PLAN TO RESTART YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS–
Ask yourself – HOW? How will I follow through?
Ask yourself – WHAT? What do I need to make the follow through easier?
Ask yourself – WHEN? When will I do what I need to do?
Ask yourself – WHERE? Where will I do what I need to do?
Ask yourself – WHY? Why do I want to achieve this goal?
For example, let’s say you want to lose weight.
- How will I follow through with losing weight? I will go to the gym 3 times per week, and I will decrease my portion sizes, making healthier choices.
- What do I need to make the follow through easier? I need to purchase a gym membership.
- When will I do what I need to do? I will schedule to go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 6 AM – 7 AM before I go to work.
- Where will I do what I need to do? I will purchase my membership at my local facility that I can walk to.
- Why do I want to achieve this goal? I want to look good in photos for my daughter’s wedding in June.
THINGS TO REMEMBER –
Give yourself some grace. The weight didn’t happen overnight. It is not going to come off overnight either. If you have a bad day or even week, it’s okay. Life happens. Just restart and get back on the horse, riding toward your goals.
Figure out what is a priority. Rome was not built in a day. So set some SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound. For example:
I will lose 20 pounds (Specific) and go down 2 dress sizes (Measurable) by working out at the gym 3 days per week (Achievable), by spending 30 minutes on either the treadmill or elliptical and 30 minutes on free weights (Relevant), so I look good in photos for my daughter’s wedding in June (Timebound).
Schedule time. Put it on your calendar. Keep your appointments with yourself. Even the smallest amount of time put working towards your goals will move you forward.
Above all else, do not beat yourself up if you fall short. After all, you are only human. However, if you have a goal or two you really want to achieve in 2023, remember it’s not too late to restart your New Year’s Resolutions.
Here’s to achieving your goals in 2023 and RESETTING your life!
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