In case you hadn’t noticed, the calendar pages have flipped a few times since January. This year is flying by. Since we’re already halfway through 2016, it’s the perfect time to stop and revisit your New Year’s resolutions.
What were yours? Did you want to lose weight? Or start eating better or exercise more?
Perhaps your goal was to finally launch your own side hustle to bring in some extra income. Or write a book. Or start a blog.
Maybe you really wanted to start reading a book each week. Or learn a new skill.
There are always tons of resolutions to be made. No matter what your big goal was, take time now to think back. Why did you pick that particular resolution?
In your daily quest to become the best possible you, is that resolution still an appropriate choice? If it is, continue this reflection process. If it’s not, take time right now to pick a new goal. Pick just one area you’d like to devote the next six months to improving.
Do you have your resolution in mind? Great! Let’s get revisiting.
Write It Down
Writing your goal inspires you to take action. It’s a simple way of declaring it — of making it more official.
Take a few moments and write down your end goal. You can put it in your journal, in a note on your smartphone, or on a sticky-note stuck to your bathroom mirror.
The key is to put it someplace visible. You don’t want to write it once and forget about it until January 2017 rolls around.
Break It into Baby Steps
Accomplishing a big goal can seem impossible. But, if you break it down into smaller steps, each tiny action you complete will move you one step closer.
Think about your goal. What’s the first step you need to take?
Do you need to buy some more produce? Or apply for a business license? Or make a list of books to reserve from the library?
Write down your first action step.
Then write through the next one. Continue breaking down your big goal into smaller parts until you get to the end.
Give Yourself a Deadline
How long will it honestly take you to complete baby step number one? Do you need a week? A month? Or just a couple of minutes?
Honestly answer this question, and give yourself a deadline. Mark it on your calendar and set reminders.
Complete Baby Step 1
That’s it. Now your reflection is done, and it is time for action. Only you can decide to actually move forward with your resolution.
Once you complete the first step, give yourself a deadline for the second. Continue working through each baby step until you meet your big goal.
Did You Make a Resolution?
Are you still working on your New Year’s resolution, or did it go by the wayside? It’s never too late to become the best you, so pick a goal and get started!
Your fellow iRazoo readers will cheer you on over on the Facebook page, so jump over there and leave a comment telling us what goal you’ll be tackling.
Here’s to the rest of 2016 and all that you will accomplish!