How can you to stick to your New Year’s resolutions?
Check out my Global BC chat with Sonia Sunger on practical tips to setting achievable goals!
Changing your MINDSET can help you stick to your resolutions and reach your goals.
Setting goals is great but when you start too big or too impractical to fit into your life, you’re likely to fall short and feel like a failure. But you’re far from a failure. If you’re doing ANYTHING to better yourself, you’re a GREAT SUCCESS!! Seriously.
TIP 1: start SMALL
Take your goals and slash them in half! Then it will be easier to create the habit, which you can expand once it’s in place.
Would love to journal every day? Start by writing down just 3 things you’re grateful for once, twice or even three times a week.
Would love to sleep better? Go to bed 5, 10 or 15 minutes earlier than you normally do.
TIP 2: be CONSTRUCTIVE
Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. It’s like driving or cycling into a curve - you have to look where you want to go or you might go off the road you’re intending to go down.
Want to eat healthier? Set a goal to eat at least 2 vegetables per meal.
Have physical goals? Focus on how you want your body to FEEL and how strong and beautiful it is, not on what’s wrong with it.
TIP 3: be FLEXIBLE
Banish the all-or-nothing mentality! If you miss a step in the morning, the whole day isn’t a write off!
Create a Plan A, B, C and D for your goals so you can reroute when things don’t go according to plan.
Miss your morning workout? No problem! Go for a run on your lunch break. Miss that? Go snowshoeing after work! Miss that? Restorative yoga before bed!
When you change your mindset, you remove barriers to the behaviours you want to adopt.
Make 2018 your best year yet by creating small, constructive and flexible habits to achieve your goals!
Most of all, be KIND to yourself. You are AMAZING, you've got this!!
With a newborn daughter that’s certainly what I’ll be doing! Creating teeny tiny goals, being constructive by keeping focused on the positive, and being super duper flexible.
My SMALL, CONSTRUCTIVE, FLEXIBLE goals for 2018 include:
✳️ Getting outside or to the gym every day, no matter how exhausted I feel, because it always gives me more energy, even when I think it won’t
✳️ Eating more vegetables and less sugar. I’ll admit that I let my usual nutrition rituals slide a wee bit while I was pregnant 😜
✳️ Creating new PM rituals. I haven’t read a single book since Bronwyn was born (I used to read a book a week), and I’ve only written in my journal thrice since she was born (I used to write every day) because sleep wins every time