The beginning of the new year is a great time to set new goals and resolutions - that is the easy part. But sticking to your goals throughout the year is a challenge for many people. We have found some tips to implement this year to help you achieve all your goals.
Make A Plan
Have you heard the saying, if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. This quote is a great reminder that in order to reach your goals, creating a plan is the best way to do so. Try looking at your goals and creating small steps to help achieve them. For example, if your goal is to drink more water, have a go-to reusable water bottle that is easy to track. A one-litre bottle can hold up to 4 cups, making it easy to count.
Habit Tracking Apps
If you are driven by visual cues, a habit tracking app may be just the solution. Using an app can help you log and see your daily habits, and help you create on-going momentum to continue to reach your goals. These are twenty of the top rated habit tracking apps to try.
Write It Down
Did you know when you write down your goal and have it in a place where you see it daily, you are more likely to stick with it? Try writing down your goals on paper, and keeping it in a place you see everyday. Some ideas can be on a mirror, on your desk or as your phone background.
Talk About It
Tell people about your goals; by expressing why your goals are important, they can help keep you accountable. Having an accountability buddy to talk to can help reinforce why you started, especially in the moments when it can be easy to stray away from your goal.
Having a designated journal or notebook to keep track of your progress can help be a visual reminder, like an app. However, in your journal you can dig a little deeper and write down your thoughts and feelings when working towards your goals. Taking a few moments each day to record your progress and how you feel is a great way to understand your journey better.
How do you stay accountable when you set new goals?