Vacation is over ladies, and it’s time to get back to business. I am sure you all have a million things you want to accomplish this year, and a big list of resolutions for your health and wellbeing.
The best place to start is with a plan. It is great having a list sitting alongside your computer, or saved in an app somewhere, but without an action plan, you may as well kiss the year goodbye. You know how fast it flies right?
Creating a plan of attack:
- Set some timeline goals. Make them realistic, simple, achievable and measurable.
- Write them down. This sounds like a no-brainer, but I am constantly surprised at how many people do not write down their goals and stick them up to look at them. Get them out of your computer and your head and get them on a piece of paper (old-fashioned, but it works!)
- Ask your partner, friend or someone you work with to keep you accountable. Once a week run through your goals and what you have achieved with them, and celebrate (perhaps over a strawberry margarita) your progress
- At the start of each week, take 10 minutes to write down and review what you need to work on in the coming week to move your goals along. Nothing works unless you do.
- Once you reach each milestone, repeat this process for the next milestone. I like to work in 3 month segments. I find 3 months is a good amount of time to measure progress, review what is and isn’t working, and keeps you closer to the desired course.
- Believe in yourself and your ability to achieve all that you create in your mind. Every idea you come up with IS within your reach. Each time you feel a little overwhelmed or down-hearted, just remind yourself of that. Put your granny pants on, roll up yours sleeves and do something fun that will help re-inspire you along the way.
- Get creative! There are so many fun ways to create your goals and tracking charts. We found a few on Pinterest you might like.