Goal Setting Tips That Actually Work

Goal Setting Tips That Actually Work

Everyone loves to set goals for the new year, but did you know there’s actually some ways to make sure you *ACTUALLY* stick to them?!

1. Don’t try and do it all. Changing your entire life at the start of the year isn’t attainable or realistic. It’s very unlikely that you’d be able to start a new workout routine, completely change your diet, read books, improve your mental health, and grow your relationships at the same time. Sure, you should focus on all your goals, but find ways to do one thing that supports all goals. Ex: healing your gut would improve your sleep, immune system, and mental health - which would help your motivation for the next goal. 

2. Make it measurable. When setting a goal, you need to make sure you can actually track it. Be happier, work out more, make more money.. all great goals, but how can you see when you achieve them? Is making more money $5 more? Or $5000. What does being happier look like? This is crucial!!

3. Choose things you can do more of, not less. Instead of putting a negative feeling around your goals - eat LESS sugar, drink LESS alcohol, watch LESS tv, etc - set goals that you can do more of! More your body MORE, choose healthy options MORE, do MORE of a hobby you love, etc. In the end,  it’s the same outcome, but it makes a huge difference!

4. Break up your goals into smaller chunks. It’s great to set a BIG goal, but they’re very hard to stick to when they seem out of reach. If you want to make $5000 more this year, break that up into smaller goals. $415/month seems a lot more achievable than $5000 all at once. Losing 5lbs a month is a lot easier to focus on than losing 60. When we break them up, we are much more likely to keep working on them.

5. Write your goals down and put them somewhere you can see them. Bathroom mirror, fridge, kitchen counter.. somewhere you look often. Don’t put it away or close it up in a notebook - out of sight, out of mind.

What are some of your goals for 2023?