Every January everyone seems to get a little goal crazy, setting insanely high goals and thinking that they will complete every one of them with ease – but the second they get even slightly hard, they are forgotten. Sometimes they are pushed off, “I’ll do it tomorrow!” You’ll think, but do you do it? No. Setting goals can be such a helpful thing, but you have to learn how to do it properly for it to actually help.
The first step in setting new years goals so they are completable is to choose things that are reachable. This doesn’t mean don’t go big, because go big or go home, but don’t say you’re going to go to the moon. Think about what you want to have accomplished by the end of this week, this month, in the next few months. Have mini things you can do during these times and slowly have them grow; some examples could be read a few chapters of a book every day or find a good workout to do weekly. Remember that some days will be hard to fit everything in. If you miss a day’s worth of goals, don’t give it up, continue like nothing happened the next day.
The second step is to write down how you see this year playing out. There are a few different ways you can do this. Some people find it works really well to create a vision board and hang it in their room so they can see what they are working towards. Others like planners where they can write everything down and keep it where they can go and check off everything they’ve done so far. Even taking a random piece of paper and pinning it to your wall to keep track of it all will work. Just make sure to write it down because when you write things down, you’re more likely to complete them.
The last thing to do is to start completing your goals! It will be hard sometimes and you might want to quit, but just keep working on it. Remember what you’re working towards and why you are working towards it. By the end of 2022 you’ll realize it was worth it and will be able to look back and see just how much you’ve done and see how much you’ve grown as a person. Good luck!