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It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions because as most of us know, few of us truly stick to them (even if they intended to in the first place). Being able to fulfill and hit new goals seems to be based more on intention than date. If that’s true, then it means you don’t have to wait until December 31st to set new intentions or goals for yourself. There’s no better time than the present. With the help of a few extra tips below, you can hit new goals and feel good about it in no time.
1. Make sure you have the perfect planner. Keep this planner separate from your personal life. Even in a tech based world, the paper planning industry is thriving more than ever. There are dozens of planner choices. Day Designer is a favorite due to its layout and helpful tips. Bando is popular for those who want to add a bit more flair to their planning. They come with stickers, and fun phrases.
2. Have a gratitude jar. Keep a jar, and every day add a new goal you want to hit in the next six months, (or however long works for you). Then, empty the jar and see what you’ve accomplished. Or throw them back in and try again.
3. Make a Vision Board of everything you want next month for yourself. According to The Secret, visualizing what you want is the surest way to get there. With that in mind, vision boards are a great way to work on how you can hit new goals you might have set for yourself.
4. Write everything down. Writing everything down is still a great way to set intentions for yourself. Even if you do it on your phone. Repetitive to-do lists may seem counter productive, but consistently writing down what you want to accomplish is actually helpful in achieving your goals.
5. Plan a reward. Set aside something you’ve been eyeing, or that you need. Once your have your intended goals, figure out what’s needed to get you there. Once you hit a goal, treat yourself to the reward. Unless the goal is to stop spending money, in which case, settle for a Starbucks latte treat instead.
6. Mail a note to yourself in the future. Write yourself a note, stating where you hope to be at a certain time. Then put it away, and mail it to yourself at a later date. Think of it as your own accountability partner via US mail.