What are your 2021 New Year Resolutions? The new year is approaching fast and for many of us the perfect opportunity to make our dreams goals a reality.
It doesn't matter if your goals are big or small just as long as they are achievable. Maybe it's time you got serious about working from home or maybe you are ready to retire in the islands, Richard Branson style. It could even be a smaller goal like cutting processed foods from your diet or finishing that DIY project you started last year.
People have been setting New Year's resolutions for a very long time, but often don't follow through with the goals they set for themselves. Some of us may complete a few of those Resolution goals but give up after a couple of weeks while the rest of us may just abandon them entirely. It's easy to speculate why so many fail to reach their New Year's resolutions, but one of the biggest reasons is how we set our goals. Are we making our goals specific enough? Are they achievable? Are we tracking our progress?
How we set our 2021 New Year's resolutions can have a huge impact on our success for the new year. It can also make us feel overwhelmed or discouraged which can affect our goals and beyond.
Creating New Year's resolutions can be a life-changer for the better if you are willing to learn how to make those 2021 goals achievable.
Learning how to reach your 2021 resolutions and succeed with them in the new year is not as difficult as it may seem. I have a few goals of my own, so here's the thing, why don't we make our New Year's resolutions and goals a reality together?
Take a closer look at last year's resolutions. Were you able to reach those new year goals? We're there areas where you struggled? Is there anything you know you need to focus your attention on in the 2021 year? Were there goals where you were motivated? Did you have goals where you found yourself losing motivation?
By studying your previous year's resolutions, you will discover what worked for you and what didn't.
Now let's take a good look at our 2021 New Year's resolutions. Are they specific enough? What do you need to do to accomplish your resolution? What's your reason, your purpose for wanting to achieve it?
How will you track your progress? How can you tell if you are on track with that progress?
Are your goals achievable? Are they realistic? Is the resolution worth your time? Speaking of time, do you have a specific time frame for achieving your goal?
A fantastic way we can stay motivated to reach our resolution goals is by making them visual. When we can visualize our 2021 goals, it motivates us into achieving them!
Write your resolutions down and why you want to achieve them in 2021. With my ADHD, writing anything important down is a must because if I don't have it in front of me, I'll forget about it. Sometimes just writing them down in a notebook is never enough, and if you're like me, you may want to:
Discuss your resolutions on your social media sites, blog, or podcast.
Create a vision board on or offline. Pinterest is a great app to discover ideas and create your vision board online with the option to share it with the world or keep it a secret that only you know about.
Use sticky notes to remind yourself of your resolutions and place them all around your home where you will see them daily.
Text yourself reminders so that you are aware each time you open your text messages. You can also set reminders on your phone's calendar or a favorite to-do list app you've downloaded.
Use a planner to keep track of your 2021 New Year's resolutions. Not too long ago, I purchased a daily planner that I use to keep track of my work from home goals and income progress. Planners don't need to be difficult or even expensive. My daily planner is simple enough for every day goals and was an inexpensive Dollar Tree purchase.
Got big goals? Many of us do! It's not at all surprising, but it can be overwhelming if we let it. Instead, break your 2021 resolution down into smaller goals. The best way to approach your resolutions for the new year is by focusing on one goal per month. It's a great way to accomplish your bigger goal and not become overwhelmed.
Be sure you are tracking your progress daily so that you are staying motivated with your 2021 resolution. You can also make any changes necessary so that you are making sure your goals are on track and working for you.
If necessary, take baby steps daily so that you can reach your ultimate goal or New Year's resolution. Even baby steps can lead to a successful resolution as long as you are doing them!
Turn your monthly goal into a daily habit that will help you stay motivated and focused. If your goals are a part of your daily routine you are much more likely to achieve them. Regular habits just like brushing your teeth are harder to break. Baby steps that are repeated can become habits over time if you allow it to happen.
You will also want to find the best ways to stay motivated with your 2021 resolution and goals. When you are ready to throw in that towel and give up, motivation can be your best friend and a huge help when you are trying to become successful with your goals.
Having motivation will help you continue to work towards your resolution even when there are days when it seems like nothing is going your way.
Finally, if you are not sure where to start you may want to take a look at your vision board to remind you of your goals and or reward yourself as you accomplish baby steps towards those goals. In the end, it's an accomplishment well worth working towards!
I have several plans, achievements, budgets, and so on for 2021. But I pray that everything will come into the hand as I plan