S.M.A.R.T. New Years Resolutions

Did you ever wish upon a shooting star when you were younger?

Think back to the last time you made a wish. Did you hope for something with a high probability it will actually happen?

For many years I made New Years Resolutions only to forget about them within a few weeks. To keep myself on track and stay accountable I’m sharing them with all of you! Here is a method I’m using this year, it’s based on the acronym S.M.A.R.T.:

S – Specific

  • What exactly are you looking to accomplish?
  • Who will be involved?
  • Why is this something you want to achieve?
  • When is the desired deadline?

M – Measurable

  • At the end how do you want to feel?
  • What results do you want to see?

A – Attainable

  • Is this goal achievable based on your available resources?
  • Take into account time, possible expenses, and knowledge

R – Relevant

  • Is this goal relevant to you?
  • No one can determine this other than yourself

T – Timely

  • When do you expect this goal to be completed?
  • Keep timelines realistic and flexible – life happens and sometimes things effecting your goal are out of your control

Tips for keeping Resolutions:

  • Write down your goals somewhere you will see them
  • Review them everyday
  • Break down your resolutions into stages
  • Schedule time to check in on each goal
  • Adjust your goals when necessary

My New Years Resolutions:

  • Read a book or news for 20 minutes four times a week
  • Floss once a day everyday
  • Spent less time scrolling social media, procrastinating on responsibilities (limiting myself to 30 minutes a day)

I’ll check in at the end of January to see how well I’ve stuck to these goals.

Remember we are human and it takes time to change. A goal is meant to push you outside of your comfort zone and help you grow. Any progress takes time, patience, and celebration. You can do it, take it day by day!

Comment below or shoot me a message, I’d love to hear some of your resolutions.

~ L


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