What’s your New Year resolution? As we enter the New Year, 2018 holds many promises. This next year will hopefully bring good fortune, family, love and health. We at Glasstic want to help our community have a healthier and happier year full of adventure, smiles and memories that will last a lifetime.
With the New Year here, many of us make mistakes when goal setting. Whether you want to learn Spanish, binge watch every show on Netflix, or lose 40 pounds by 2019, you need to learn how to properly set goals. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way.
So, what are the wrong ways? There are many little things we do when setting our New Year’s resolutions that can better help us achieve those goals.
* You are setting too many goals. The saying “the more the merrier” does not apply here. You should aim to set achievable goals and focus on one area of your life rather than multiple.
* Set your own goals. Make sure you are setting goals that are aligned with your values. Don’t try to change yourself or areas of your life because someone else wants you to. It won’t make you happy and you’ll be less likely to achieve that goal. Set resolutions that you care about.
* Have a game plan. Make sure you have a plan to help achieve your goal. So if you’re trying to lose weight, set milestones and a detailed plan on how you’re going to achieve your ideal weight.
* Share your resolutions. It’s hard to lose that weight if your coworkers, friends, family, etc. don’t know your goal. The people in your life can be that extra support system to help you reach that goal.
* Find something that will make you truly happy. Negative motivation will not satisfy you. Even if you reach your goal, it won’t make you happy if it’s not something you really want.
* Think long-term. What is the overall goal? If you envision your life losing 30 pounds, learning Spanish, etc., you’re more likely to meet it. There’s no point in setting a temporary goal. The idea behind a resolution is to change your life for the better.
No matter what your New Year’s resolution may be, make sure you’re setting a goal that is achievable and that will make you happy. Let 2018 be the year for a new and improved you!