Every time a new year rolls around, many of us tend to set big goals or resolutions for ourselves. There’s nothing like “newness” to keep you optimistic and energized. But quite often by month three, we find ourselves singing a different tune - due to fatigue, plain, laziness or a pessimistic mindset. When you find yourself falling behind on your goals, the best thing to do is to refocus and work on your mindset and put a more attainable and manageable plan together. To help you get focused and see your goals through this year, check out our easy and simple tips below:
Start your day with positive affirmations
Simple right? But you would be surprised by how difficult this can be. Throughout the year, life tends to throw so many curve balls at us, and the last thing on our mind is keeping track of the goals that we set at the beginning of the year (sigh). I’m here to tell you #fearlessfriends how important it is to have a positive mindset throughout the year. It is the only way that you will be able to attain the goals or resolutions that you have set forth. A positive mindset allows you to see the bigger picture, set expectations for yourself and is the plain old motivation that you will need! One of the simplest ways I’ve maintained a positive mindset when goal setting is through daily positive affirmations. Your affirmations can be a simple, short mantra, they can be repeated loudly or quietly to yourself. I have found that positive affirmations increase the positive energy around you and help transform your mentality. This is so important when goal setting because what you focus on, you attract and you attain.
Y’all this is hella important! Do not allow negative thoughts to take up space in your mind; offset this thinking by utilizing positive affirmations that allows you to listen to your true inner voice and desires.
Build on small successes
Often times we want to set big goals for ourselves, which is fine and dandy if you have the willpower or need little to no motivation to see them through. However, I have found that when you build off small successes instead of taking on a fight too big to win immediately, the goal becomes more attainable and manageable. If your goal is to lose weight, aim for smaller successes that will eventually help you reach the goal itself. For example, instead of changing your entire diet plan than what you are use to, start small, by adding veggies and fruits to at least two of your daily meal. If another goal of yours is to save money, you do not need to change your lifestyle entirely. If in the past you enjoyed going out for brunch with the girls, make a smaller goal to only go out for brunch two times a month with the girls. This way, it isn’t so bad but you are still meeting your goals depending on how much you would like to save.
We hope you find these tips useful and helpful in your journey to attaining your #2018 goals
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