With 2019 here, I know many are making resolutions and are wanting to make the best of a fresh year.
Here are three ways to reach your goals no matter what they might be.
1. Keep it simple
Often times, we tend to overcomplicate the “how.”
For example, there are lots of ways to lose weight.
Eat healthy, sleep well, manage stress levels, drink water, and exercise.
And if I had to break those downs, there’s lots of different ways to accomplish those goals – practice gratitude, have a morning/bedtime routine, do breathing exercises, stretch, stay consistent, avoid processed foods, eat more vegatables..the list can go on and on.
And it can be overwhelming!
Keep it simple. Focus on one aspect of your goal master it before adding another.
For example, focusing on working out 3x a week is a lot easier to do and will bring your closer to your goals as well as keep you motivated as you start building that habit rather than trying to incorporate and balance all the other habits as well.
Choose the one or two thing that you think you’ll be able to commit to…not sure what direction to take?
Read on to #2.
2. Bulk up on your goals.
My goals for 2019 is to get fit, travel, and get out of debt (at least pay off 3k).
Saving money is my “bulk” goal because it will help me in all of my goals.
To save money, my goal is to stop eating out. It’s embarrasing how often I eat out, honestly.
But by stop eating out, whatever money I save, I can also put towards traveling and my debts and I’ll be eating less junk so it’s also helping me with my fitness goals.
I’ve found that more often than not, there’s usually one or two goals that can be used as a foundational goal that’ll help you with most of the “big picture” goals.
Pick a goal that’ll help you with more of your goals to make it easier on you while still achieving them.
3. Schedule to win
Daily goals are hard to keep.
Life happens. It’s not to be discouraging but it’s to be reasonable. Scheduling when you’re going to keep your goals reasonable will help you stay consistent as well as give you grace if you do happen to miss a day.
I’d say going for 3-4 days out of the week is a good starting to point.
As you build your habit muscles, you can increase it if you feel like it.
To recap, keep your how simple, pick 1-2 goals that’ll help you with more than one of your goals, commit to a reasonable schedule.
Happy New Year!
Let’s rock 2019 together!