It's the NEW YEAR, which means that you may be thinking about New Year's Resolutions. It’s super easy to set fantastic goals in January, such as exercising more, eating less sugar, drinking more water, reading your Bible more or getting more sleep, but these goals often don’t last long. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips to help you create New Year’s goals for your physical and spiritual health that will last past January 6!
Tip #1. Make it Simple.
Set one - ONE - main goal. If you are trying to tackle ten goals or new habits at once, you will soon run out of patience, energy and willpower. Zero your efforts in on a small number of goals that you are passionate about for best efforts! You could also set a single goal in each of a few categories: for example, one education, one health and one Spiritual goal.
Tip #2. Make it Specific.
Don’t make a goal that says ‘drink more water.’
Do make a goal that says ‘drink one glass of water after breakfast every day.’
Make sure to establish the following details about your goals (I’ve answered the prompts about my hydration example in parentheses). Figure out when (every morning after breakfast), where (in the kitchen) and how often (daily) you will fulfill this goal, what success is (drinking one glass of water) and why this goal matters to you (because I have noticed I am dehydrated and I want to fix it). This might sound like a lot of work, but it can really help you follow-through in the long run!
Tip #3. Make it Visual.
Print out this printable and fill in the two blanks. Then, hang it up somewhere you will see it daily! I’ve also added spots for you to cross off the first 14 times you follow through on this new goal (because crossing things off is often motivating!). I hope this printable will remind and encourage you to set and follow through on your goals in 2021!! Click the button below this image to open the document in a new tab on your device, where you may print or download it.
What is your goal for this year? Tell us in the comments!