Are you ready to tackle the new year? This year, we have some great Tips for Sticking to Goals in the New Year. Just because you have set goals, doesn’t mean it is easy to follow them for the whole year. This year, however, I am sharing some of my tips for making the most of your goals and sticking with them the whole year.
Tips for Sticking to Goals in the New Year
Every year we set resolutions or goals to better our lives. Sometimes these are monetary. Other times they revolve around your physical health or weight loss. No matter what your goals in the new year happen to be, I have some tips to help you stick to them and make them last all year long.
Make them realistic goals
We may want to lose 100 pounds, but that isn’t really a realistic option for most. Instead, look at a realistic goal of losing just 50 pounds this year instead. At a little less than 1 pound per week, it makes a perfect slow and steady goal. The same goes for pretty much any goal. Make it realistic and functional. Whether it is your weight, a debt being paid off, or just getting your home organized doesn’t matter. You just need a goal that is actually realistic and doable.
Break them up into smaller goals
Every goal can be broken into smaller more functional options. Instead of the giant year-long goal, break that up into functional options for each day, each week, and each month. This helps you to feel successful when you reach the smaller goals and can continue your motivation toward reaching the big goals.
Grab a calendar or use our Printable Blank Calendar and mark out smaller goals each month, then break those down into weekly goals that you can make happen easily. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to reach that big goal when you break it up into smaller chunks. As the old saying goes, you eat the elephant one bite at a time.
Find an accountability partner
One of the most important things I have found when working toward any goal that I have is to find someone to hold me accountable. Whether it is a friend who will check in, or a partner to work toward the goals – I need that extra person to help. Sometimes your spouse or best friend is the perfect partner. On occasion, you find a stranger online may be the better option for holding you accountable. Look for support groups on Facebook for whatever your needs may be. Organizing, weight loss, fitness, and financial goals are easy to meet when you have support from the outside.