It’s that time of year again, when people start picking out their (often) unattainable New Year’s resolutions. But often, New Year’s resolutions don’t stick because most people tend to drop their resolutions by February.
Resolutions or not, let’s hit RESET
Most of us see the New Year as a chance to start fresh and hit reset. Motivation typically only lasts for the first couple of weeks of January. Now that we’ve been at home for nearly a year, we’re betting it’ll be even harder to stay consistent with new 2021 rituals.
This year let’s make a conscious effort to make small changes in our lives, nothing too drastic, let’s keep it realistic. Here are a few simple yet impactful ideas to get you started:
Stick with the Simple
There is power in simplicity. The problem with going hard and fast right out of the gate is that you’re unable to sustain the energy necessary to maintain the momentum. This does a number on your mindset, emotions, and, eventually, your physical body.
Aim Big, but Be Realistic
When setting goals, it’s important to go big and aim high. However, you should aim to set up a realistic action plan for how you’re going to create steady, consistent momentum to get there. It’s important to break it down—one goal at a time—in an effort to get you started in the right direction.
Check Your Mindset
For this to work, your head needs to be in the right place. Your mindset and beliefs will have a direct impact on you sustaining your initial motivation to move on this goal. You must carry within you the belief the result is possible and that the it will lead to your desired result or reward.
Time to Get Started
This is the big moment where you’ve set your target, you’ve identified your benchmarks, and how you will celebrate as you get closer. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. This is where people often fall off because they’ve gotten lazy or complacent and are already in the habit of saying “I’ll do it later.” That, or you’ve piled on too much at once. While looking at your milestones, identify one action, practice, or support structure you can put in place that will slowly condition you to build strength, stamina, focus, and momentum. Do this while keeping your dreams and aspirations in clear view in front of you.
We hope these tips are helpful. All the best with achieving your 2021 goals.