Goal Setting Tips
What are your dreams for the year? What do you want to accomplish, create, add or let go of? Dedicating time to map out your goals can be a powerful way to create needed momentum. Here are a few of my top tips to get you started.
1. Write it down: The power of paper and ink. We see things differently when we put our goals down on paper instead of holding them in our mind. Get a piece of paper and a pen (or sit down at your computer) and write down what you want to accomplish. This can include what you want to add, let go of, or create. It is best to make this a two step process. First, give yourself the freedom to write down all that comes up when you ask these questions. Second, identify the top 1- 3 areas you want to focus on before the end of the year.
2. Small and Attainable: Now that you have identified your top areas that you want to work on, come up with small and attainable action steps. Make them clear and detailed and things that you can accomplish soon (ie. this week). Don’t forget to add them to your calendar.
3. Accountable: Having someone to hold you accountable can keep you motivated and on track. Who will call or email you to check on your progress? Do you have a family member or friend to help you track your progress? A health coach can also play this role.
4. Celebrate: Celebrate your success. It is really important to acknowledge the steps you are taking to reach your goals. Don’t wait for the finish line, celebrate along the way!