It's the new year which means a chance to reset and re-evaluate your goals for the new year. Many of us make resolutions to become a better version of ourselves, but although we have good intentions most of the time they slip through the cracks, so here are 5 ways that can help you maintain your goals.
Write down your goal and evaluate your progress everyday. By doing this you keep yourself accountable and you won't forget what you wanted to accomplish, and it is scientifically proven that if you write down your goals you'll be more likely to do them.
Allow yourself to fail. Many of us expect to be on our A-game 100% of the time, but that's not realistic, so when we don't maintain our resolutions we give up. If you don't do one of your goals, forgive yourself and start again, just because it's not January 1st doesn't mean you can't start new goals.
Make a plan of action: many of us know what we want our end result to be, whether that's a fitness-related goal or a new job, but one reason why the task seems so daunting is because we don't know a path to get there. After you have found your goal write down at least one path you can take to accomplish it, it doesn't need to be extremely detailed but by writing down a path you will be able to see it is achievable.
Make sure your goal is reasonable. Although we're all capable of anything, realistically we have limitations (which isn't a bad thing!), but by creating a goal that is a step to another goal will be much more achievable and motivating in the long run, so don't be afraid to break your goal down into smaller chunks.
Remember why you made this goal. When you think of the reasons you want to achieve this goal it will make it easier for you to stay motivated and possibly can lead you to think of smaller mini goals that will help you stay on track, one great way to do this is by making a Pinterest board with your dream life or writing down in a journal the reasoning behind why you want to accomplish your goal.