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Have you ever found yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions year after year, only to find that you don’t actually stick to them? Maybe you’re one of those people who sets goals, but never follows through. Maybe you’re one of those people who sets resolutions, but never follows through with them.
Let’s look at the difference between goals and resolutions. And we’ve got a few tips on how to set goals that will actually help you achieve your goals. From making your goals specific and measurable to breaking your goals down into smaller, more manageable steps, here are some ideas on how to set goals that will help you achieve your dreams. So let’s dive in and learn about the difference between goals and resolutions. It’s time to start living the positive lifestyle that you deserve!
1. The difference between setting goals and resolutions
One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that setting goals and resolutions are the same thing. Goals are very specific and should be specific to what you want to achieve.
Resolutions, on the other hand, are more general and can be anything from eating better to learning a new language.
The problem with resolutions is that they are often unfulfilled. This is because they are not specific and do not take into account what you need to do to achieve your goal.
For example, if you want to lose weight, you should set a goal of losing 10 pounds by the end of the year. This is a specific goal that you can track and achieve.
If you want to lose weight, but don’t want to set a goal and then feel disappointed if you don’t achieve it, try setting a goal of losing 2 pounds a week. This will help you track your progress and make sure you are making headway.
2. The benefits of setting goals
Setting goals is a better way to go than resolutions because goals give you something to work towards and are more motivating. Here are some of the benefits of setting goals:
-You’ll be more likely to achieve your goal because you have a plan and are working towards a specific outcome.
-You’ll be more likely to stick to your goal because you’ll have a reward for reaching it.
-You’ll be more likely to be successful because you’ll have taken the time to research what you need to know in order to achieve your goal.
-You’ll be more likely to be happy with the outcome because you’ll have taken the time to make sure it’s what you want.
3. The steps of setting goals
When it comes to setting goals, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure your goals are SMART. This stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. After you’ve determined these four factors, you’ll be in a better position to set your goals.
Next, break your goal down into smaller goals. This will make it more manageable for you and it will also encourage you to achieve each individual goal. For example, you may want to achieve the goal of losing weight but you may also want to achieve the goal of eating less at lunchtime.
In addition, it’s important to give yourself a timeline for each goal. This will help you to stay on track and to know when you’ve achieved each individual goal.
4. How to make goals achievable
Resolutions are a great way to set goals but they can be difficult to achieve. The problem with resolutions is that you often set goals that are too lofty and are not realistically possible. This can be a waste of time and energy.
A goal should be something you can actually achieve. It should be something you’re willing to work for. So when you set a goal, make sure it’s something that you’re willing to put in the time and effort to achieve.
Try these tips to move your goals along from a dream to your reality
1. Set a realistic timeline – Don’t aim to achieve your goal in a day, week, or month. Aim to achieve it within a certain period of time. This will help you stay focused and motivated.
2. Break your goal down into smaller, more manageable steps – This will also help you stay motivated.
3. Set checkpoints – Once you’ve achieved a certain milestone, set a checkpoint and reward yourself for reaching it. This will help you stay on track and keep the momentum going.
4. Set goals that are achievable – Don’t set goals that are too lofty or that are impossible to achieve. You’ll waste your time and energy and won’t be able to achieve anything.
5. Set goals that are achievable but challenging – Set goals that are challenging but still achievable. This way, you’ll be able to feel satisfied with the progress you’re making and will be motivated to keep going.
6. Set a goal and then take action – Once you’ve set a goal, take action towards achieving it. This will help you stay on track and keep the momentum going.
7. Celebrate your successes – Celebrate your successes along the way. This will help you stay positive and motivated.
5. Goals and Resolutions
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the feeling of accomplishment after hitting a goal. But it’s also important to take a step back and assess what you’ve done. This is where resolutions come in.
Resolutions are a great way to stay on track and achieve your goals, but they can also be challenging to keep. Here are a few tips to help you break resolutions without feeling defeated.
First, make sure your goal is attainable. It’s important that you don’t set yourself up for failure by setting a goal that’s too difficult to achieve.
Next, break your goal into smaller, more manageable pieces. This way, you’ll be more likely to succeed.
And finally, reward yourself for reaching your goals. This can be anything from taking a day off to going out with your friends to taking a day to relax and enjoy your accomplishments.
6. The importance of having deadlines
When setting goals and resolutions, it’s important to have a deadline. Without a deadline, it’s easy to drift and not follow through. This is especially important if you’re trying to change a habit or add some new behavior to your routine.
For example, if you want to start exercising regularly, set a goal of going for a walk every day at 7am. If you fail to meet your goal every day, you’ll likely give up and revert to your old habits. But if you set a deadline of the end of the month, you’re much more likely to follow through.
Similarly, if you want to learn how to play the guitar, set a goal of learning one new chord each week. If you miss a week, that’s one less chord to learn for the next week. And if you miss two weeks, you’re likely to give up entirely.
Setting deadlines is a great way to make sure you don’t procrastinate and actually accomplish your goals.
7. When to change goals
It’s easy to get caught up in the New Year’s resolutions frenzy and think that we need to do something major every month in order to achieve our goal. This can be a huge waste of time and energy.
Instead, set smaller, more manageable goals that you can actually achieve. This way, you’re not only more likely to meet your goal, but you’ll also get a sense of pride and satisfaction from knowing you accomplished something.
Here are a few tips to help you set achievable goals:
– Set a deadline: Don’t make the goal something you hope to achieve, make it something you’re willing to commit to. This will help you stay focused and motivated.
– Break the goal down into smaller, more manageable steps: This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.
– Make the goal public: Putting your goal out there will help you stay accountable. But only share with people who will support rather than discourage you.
– Create a plan of action: This will help you stay on track and make sure you’re taking the necessary steps to reach your goal.
-Feel free to adapt and make small changes as you go…be flexible.
8. The dangers of setting unrealistic goals
Setting goals and resolutions can be a great way to motivate yourself. However, if you don’t set realistic goals, you can easily become discouraged and lose interest in your goal.
When setting goals, make sure that you are taking into account your current level of ability and what you hope to accomplish. This will help you avoid setting unrealistic goals that you won’t be able to achieve.
For example, if you are currently working on a project that is taking up a lot of your time and energy, don’t try to complete it in one day. Break it down into smaller, more manageable goals that you can achieve.
Resolutions can be helpful as well.
Make sure that you are setting goals that you can actually achieve and not just saying them to make yourself feel better. Once you have set your goals and resolutions, make a plan of how you will achieve them and stay focused on your goal.
9. Putting it all together
Setting goals and resolutions can be a great way to start your New Year off on the right foot. However, making them work can be a bit harder than you think.
To run through the basics again, there are a few things you can do to make sure your New Year’s resolutions are successful.
The first step is to break your goal down into smaller, more manageable tasks. This will help you feel more motivated and able to stick to your goal.
Another helpful tip is to set a deadline for yourself. This will help you stay focused and motivated.
Last, make sure you reward yourself for reaching your goals. This will help you stay motivated and keep the momentum going.
10. The importance of accountability
Setting goals and resolutions can be great but often they’re not followed through with. This is due to the fact that people often don’t have any form of accountability. Often, people will set a goal but not have a plan to achieve it. This is where resolutions come in. Resolutions are exactly that- a plan with a set deadline to achieve a goal.
For example, if you want to lose weight, you might set a goal of losing 10 pounds by the end of the year. You would also create a resolution to eat healthier and exercise at least three times per week. Having a resolution gives you a tangible goal to shoot for and helps you stay accountable.
If you don’t have a resolution, then you might just end up setting a goal without any specific plan to achieve it. This can be a bit more difficult to follow through with because you’ll have no idea when or how you’ll reach your goal.
Setting goals is about having specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound objectives. Resolutions, on the other hand, are about making a commitment to yourself to change, but they are much less specific and more general. Both are important, but it’s probably better to set goals rather than resolutions to have a better chance at that success which you so richly deserve.
When’s the best time to set goals and go after them? When you’re ready. When you’re focused, and when you’re committed to seeing it through.
How do you keep yourself on target amidst the busyness and sometimes stresses and unpredictability of everyday life. Let’s share and help each other!
Today is going to be a win-win day. I’m alive, energised and ready to move into the vibration of today with confidence ❣️🤗
The post-Christmas letdown, also known as the “holiday blues,” is a common phenomenon that can occur after the excitement and festivities of the holiday season have come to an end.
The first thing that could be helpful is to make sure that we’re to taking care of ourselves by getting enough sleep and eating healthy.
Holiday parties, gatherings and maybe a little, or a lot of, overindulgence of food and/or drink can leave us feeling tired, depleted and in a dull mood. A balanced diet and adequate rest can help to bring both the mood and energy levels back up.
So, one way to avoid the post-Christmas letdown is to remain active and keep your body and mind engaged.
Here are a few more tips that may help you avoid or minimize the post-Christmas letdown.
1. Plan something to look forward to: Having a future event or activity to look forward to can help to alleviate feelings of sadness or disappointment after the holiday season. Consider making plans with friends or family, or setting a goal for yourself.
2. Practice self-care: Make time for activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. This could include again, exercising, getting enough sleep, eating well, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.
Connect with others: Surrounding yourself with supportive and positive people can help to lift your mood and provide a sense of belonging. Consider reaching out to friends and family, joining a club or group, or volunteering your time to help others.
4. Reflect on the positive aspects of the holiday season: Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of the post-holiday period, try to focus on the positive experiences and memories you made during the holiday season.
5. Set realistic expectations: It’s normal to feel a sense of disappointment if your holiday season didn’t live up to your expectations. But it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or a failure. However, setting unrealistic expectations can lead to feelings of frustration and disappointment.
Try to keep your expectations realistic and focus on enjoying the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
6. Finally, try to focus on the positive things in your life and be thankful for all the wonderful things you have. Gratitude can help to lift your spirits and keep you feeling cheerful.
Whether the holiday time was good or bad, just know that there is still more to life than Christmas, and look & move forward to the good, positive events – both planned & unplanned in your future!
What’s your next post-Christmas step to enhance your life & live your dream?
Here are a few tips as we dash into the last few days before the holiday to help us be that little bit calmer and centered.
1. Spend time with loved ones. Whether you’re with family or friends, cherish the time you have together.
2. Give back. Volunteer your time or donate to a cause you care about. It’s a great way to spread holiday cheer.
3. Connect with nature. Take a walk in the park or simply spend time outside. Enjoy the fresh air and beauty of the season.
4. Make meaningful memories. Whether it’s decorating gingerbread houses or watching your favorite holiday movie, make memories that are fun to look back on!
5. Take time for yourself. Relax and recharge so you can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.
Now what for some is the biggest stressor over Christmas…those gifts…who gets what.. what amount should I spend…how much is too little and what’s too much…
Try these tips for starters.
Try not to stress over buying elaborate gifts if that’s not your style or budget.
Maybe the best gift you can give to family, loved ones and friends at Christmas is the gift of time. Spending quality time with your loved ones is the best way to show them how much you care. Showing your appreciation for them and creating memories together is the most meaningful way to show your love and gratitude.
This can be done through activities like baking cookies together, going for a walk, or playing a game. Additionally, you can give the gift of memories and experiences by taking your family and friends on a special outing. Whether it’s a day trip to a local museum or a weekend getaway somewhere new, just taking time out of a busy schedule to be together and do things as a group can be a nuturing, healing and enriching experience.
Another tip is to try to give something that is meaningful and thoughtful – that won’t end up in the Charity shop. Something that has a personal touch, such as a handmade gift, a personalized card, or a thoughtful photo album are all great options. If you’re looking for something more traditional, a gift card or charity donation in the recipient’s name can be a meaningful gesture as well. No matter what you choose, make sure it comes from the heart – that’s what matters the most!
Spread the holiday good energy on Christmas day and every day!