Can you believe it’s half way through January already?
The older I get, the quicker the time goes by, especially since I had my children.
If you are like the majority of the women I know, then you have thought about New Year resolutions, word of the year, or goals.
But before we dive into the goal-setting zone, I like to take a pause and reminisce about last year.
What went well for you? What can you improve upon in 2024?
January is a great time for setting intentions and here’s my simple and effective guide to achieving your goals without losing your sanity:
The reason why we set goals is to give us direction and clarity. You can’t get to a destination if you don’t even acknowledge that is where you want to go. This is the method I use to coach others, and myself.
Setting SMART Goals:
- Define your goals. The clearer, the better. Instead of “exercise more,” try “attend two strength training sessions per week.”
- Set parameters to track progress. Think in numbers or concrete milestones. It’s easier to celebrate victories when you can measure them. Eg A performance goal might be to do 15 push ups in a row. An aesthetic goal might be to fit into your old jeans.
- Dream big but keep it real. Your goals should stretch you, not break you. Aim for challenges that excite and motivate, not overwhelm.
- Align your goals with what truly matters to you. If it doesn’t resonate, it’s probably not the right goal for now.
- Give yourself a deadline. A timeline creates urgency and helps you stay accountable. It’s your personal ticking clock.
I like to approach any new period of effort with a mindset that values our well-being. No guilt trips, just a healthy commitment to sanity and progress. Remember, it’s what you do regularly that defines who you become.
If you want some help setting SMART goals or advice on how to achieve them, you can book in for a complimentary consultation with me.
I am looking forward to hearing about your progress in 2024!