New Year, New Goals
Hey there! Happy 2019! The New Year brings a time of reflection, resolutions and goal setting. While rounding up the straggling Christmas decorations and maybe regretting the holiday feast you ate, now comes the time to implement goals that show a wonderful sense of positive intent. We are here to offer some tips on that will have you moving towards your goals throughout the year.
We know…we know…setting goals during the first of the year can be so cliché, right? But, making it simple and plain will give you momentum to keep going and not quit on February 1st.
While the effort to adopt resolution shows a wonderful sense of positive intent, a better alternative is to develop new goals for the future. And it helps to work toward them as a more.
work toward them as a more gradual process rather than expecting to change immediately
Simple doesn’t mean insignificant or unimpressive. It means focused and concise. When your goals are precise and manageable, you’ve already put yourself on a realistic path toward accomplishing them. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.)
Write it down
Write the vision and make it plain! Don’t let your goals become daydreams that wither in the mind! Create or buy a planner to document goals, ideas, and your progress along the way.
Once you have your goals set, keep them in the forefront of your mind. Set it as part of your screen saver, or post-it them in prominent places around your house (refrigerator, mirrors, etc.) Then, break them down into smaller goals, and think of what steps you need to take to reach these goals. This is the key to create habits that can lead you to your goals.
Tell a friend
Nothing makes a goal more real than putting it out there in the world. If your friends or family know what you’re up to, you’ll feel motivated to show them your progress, and they’ll feel motivated to support you along the way. Accountability breeds responsibility!
Keep the end in sight
You’ve made your goals in order to reach them, so it seems natural to have one eye on the finish line, visualizing where you’re headed. However, continue to monitor your progress of how far you have come, sacrifices made to get here, and what you need to do to keep moving forward. Visualize the process of reaching your goal, where would you like to be in two, five, or even 10 years, and see if your goals bring you closer to that picture.
Finally, reward yourself with something small for continuing to stick with it, until you make enough progress toward your goals that the progress becomes its own reward. Remember that change doesn’t come overnight, but as you work toward developing what is important to you, the change will come, and it will be lasting. Or do the Sashé way and reward yourself with clothes…. of course, from the clearance section. 😉 Check out the outfits that we got for a fraction of the price below!
Thanks for reading and get to goal setting!!!