Set S.M.A.R.T. goals – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Do what works for you. If you are a list maker, make a list of the goals you want to achieve this year that relate to your word. If you are more of a visual person, make a mind map of your goals. If you are more social achiever, find an accountability partner or just find a friend willing to ask you how you are doing every once in a while.
Or blog about your changes, that’s pretty motivating.
Give the idea of 3 in 30 a try. It is not a link-up anymore, but the idea is still a great one. Set 3 goals each month to focus on, all working toward your main goal.
Make a To Do List
You may have chosen a word that doesn’t really work well with goal setting. If so, try a to do or reminder list. Follow the S.M.A.R.T. guidelines and don’t overload yourself. Maybe a to read list to fuel your change.
Change Your Inner Voice
If you don’t change what you tell yourself, changes will not stick for the long run. I’ll be covering this in the next Healthy Habits Tuesday post, so be sure to watch for that. It’s important.
Don’t Give Up
Expect that sometimes things aren’t going to go right. You will stumble. You may even fall flat on your face. DON’T STAY THERE. Sorry to yell at you, but you needed it. Have a little pity party for yourself, if you need to, but get back up and keep going.
Point being, you have to actually do something if you want change to happen. There is no way around it.