It’s the first Monday of 2017! For some of us that means we’ve already broken at least half of your New Year’s resolutions, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who are still on the wagon and avoiding the temptation of chocolate, maybe you could use a little extra help sticking to your plans for a New Year, New You!
Back in August I discovered the secret to achieving your goals was to actually tell someone what they were. That accountability really pushes you to follow through on what you said you were going to do. (read the blog post here) But, in the past few months I’ve realised there’s more to it than that.
How to Achieve Your Goals
1. Be Realistic
Anyone from the corporate world will know the importance of setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed) and, although all the points are important, I feel top of the list should be ‘Realistic’. I mean, if my goal is to win the lottery or earn £5M this year, I’m definitely facing disappointment in my future! Realistic goals are achievable goals.
2. Write them down
Someone once told me only 25% of people write their goals down and even fewer people review them on a regular basis. Apparently the majority of the world’s billionaires have one thing in common – apart from lots of money, big houses, and probably a few super yachts! – they write their goals down, review them daily, and update them regularly. Whether this is true or not, I think it’s great advice to follow so jot down your main goal each week in your planner so you don’t forget what you’re working towards.
3. Break them down
An annual goal can seem quite daunting – Make 1,000 sales, Lose 100lbs, Get 50,000 Instagram followers. But whatever your yearly goal is, it can be broken down into manageable daily tasks that all work together to help you achieve your ultimate goal. Have a plan of micro actions you can tick off daily to keep you on track.
4. Reward yourself
Don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself. You can’t work towards your goals 24/7 or you’ll burn out pretty quickly. Reward yourself for tasks you’ve successfully achieved to help keep you motivated. For me this is usually a meal out or a nice bottle of wine, maybe a day trip somewhere, or a guilt-free day of binge watching TV. Whatever it is – make time for you!
Help to Stay Motivated
It can be hard to stay motivated (Cheesecake is my weakness!) so I’ve designed a collection of motivational jewellery to remind you of your resolutions, encourage you to stay motivated, and help you stick to your plan of achieving your goals.
Turn Over a New Leaf motivational jewellery is handmade in the UK and can be customised with your choice of colour, sparkly accent beads, type of chain…you name it!
Prices start at only £8! Gift wrapping comes as standard and extras such as a personalised hand-painted/drawn greeting card could also be added to your order.
Click here to see a small selection of what’s currently available. If nothing takes your fancy, e-mail me at Anisa@QuiddityGifts.co.uk or fill out the contact form below so we can start planning your custom order.
Wishing you all a safe, happy, healthy, and productive 2017!