Now that you’ve got your goals set, how are you going to make sure you aren’t in the 92% that quits before the year ends? Here are a few ways to stay motivated + hold yourself accountable:
1. Start with a SMART Goal
We’re going to borrow from an often-used business concept that’s tried + true. SMART Goals are:
Don’t just tell yourself that you’re going to meet this goal, take some time to plan how you’ll be meeting this goal! Trying to lose weight? Plan to buy a food scale and portioned containers for meal prep during the week! Focused on hitting the gym more often? Set reminders on your phone or sign up for a weekly class that will motivate you to show up on your scheduled gym days!
3. Set a Monthly Review
Rather than setting and forgetting your goals, plan to sit yourself down once a month (more, if needed) to review your goals and progress. Since your goal was realistic, relevant, and measurable – you can tell whether you’re on track or not. And if you aren’t, you can make adjustments as needed!
4. Celebrate the Little Things
Mini-milestones are important when it comes to long-term goals. After all, a year is quite a long time! It’s easy for the big picture to get lost along the way so setting mini-milestones can help you feel the progress you’re making and motivate you to look forward to the next one. Try rewarding yourself with a non-food treat when you’ve gone 2 weeks without a cheat day or a week without skipping the gym!
Most important of all, make is fun and meaningful! Setting your goals for the new year is part of being the best you can be! The Best of Luck to you with your New Year Goals!