How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!
It’s that time of year again. 2018 is gone and 2019 is here! With the New Year, comes new resolutions! However, most people are no strangers to the predictable slump that comes somewhere around February or March when it comes to keeping up with these resolutions. In 2019, the Knit team wants you to succeed in all of your endeavors! With that being said we’ve put together a list of 3 tips that’ll help you to set realistic goals and achieve them. We’re taking this advice from our Q3 meeting with Leah.
1. Set Measurable and Specific Goals
Many people when goal setting simply aren’t specific enough. When setting goals, you want to make sure that your goals are measurable. Meaning that you know exactly when you’ve met your goal, and if you fall short, you know by how many increments. So for example, if your goal is to go to the gym more, you need to be specific in terms of how much more. Will it be 2 times a week? 4 times a week? Being specific with this will increase your chances of achieving this goal.
2. Set Realistic Goals
Going back to the example of going to the gym, if you’d like to set goals that you’re actually going to accomplish, you need to make sure that they’re attainable. What I mean by that, is you that need to ease into it. If you haven’t been to the gym for the past 4 months, and your goal is to go to the gym 4 times a week, that might be a little overzealous to begin with. It helps to ease into things, so maybe try starting with once a week. Then increase it to twice a week after a few weeks. Then increasing it again to 3 times a week. That way you’ll be able to ease your mind and your body into this new routine!
3. Set a Time Frame for Your Goals
Time is of the essence. We hear that often. It’s especially true when it comes to goal setting. It’s important to set time constraints for your goal for two reasons. One is that you have a clear date that’ll define when your goal needs to be met. The second is that it will provide you with a rough outline of what kind of progress you need to be making as you approach that deadline. So going back to the example of going to the gym. If your goal is to lose 30 pounds by the end of the year, that’s roughly 2.5 pounds per month. Armed with this knowledge, it’s much easier to put action behind losing 2.5 pounds in 30 days, then it is to repeatedly tell yourself that you need to lose 30 pounds.
We wish you luck with making specific, measurable, and realistic goals and sticking to a time frame for each of your goals. One last little bonus tip is to reward yourself when you complete your accomplishments. Your endorphins will go up and you’ll be more likely to continue achieving your goals if you know you have something special to look forward to!
Happy New Year! And as always, if you need help with your business or marketing goals, give us a call.