As we close out the month of January, I hope that you all are still feeling motivated and inspired by your goals for the new year. Personally, I’ve been really proud of the progress that I’ve made with my goals, both blogging and personal. A new post has been published every Sunday this month, which was one of my top blogging goals. As part of my personal goals, I have also been working on my diet, which is still a work in progress, but I am doing fairly well. One of those goals included incorporating a smoothie into my daily morning routine, which I have been killing. I’ve only missed about three days since the new year started, which I think is still amazing!
When it comes to executing goals, remember that you are not required to be perfect. Setting goals is about making changes and we all know that change takes time. I am a person who understands how important and effective it can be to spread words of encouragement to those looking to better themselves and the world around them, so I’ve provided a few tips for staying motivated, focused, and continuing to crush your new year goals. Let’s stay on track!
Take it one day at a time.
It can become overwhelming to think of how many goals you’ve set for yourself and the pressure to execute them all before the end of the year. So, I suggest taking it one day or step at a time. As mentioned above, one of my blogging goals is to publish a new post every Sunday. Instead of waiting until the day of to come up with both a topic and the article, I decided to take the initiative to create four topics that I wanted to discuss in January at the beginning of January. With every new week, I am spending each day brainstorming and creating bits and pieces of the upcoming blog post. I work both full and part-time, so I have to work with the little bit of free time that I can get. However, this way has made the process so much easier and less stressful. I’m literally taking it one day at a time.
Break down your goals into smaller chunks.
Breaking down broader goals into smaller ones is a very helpful way to stay on top of things. One of my goals is to take better care of my health, including my diet. Now, this is something that would be considered broad, so an easier way of executing this would be to write down HOW you plan to improve your diet. In my case, it was the incorporation of daily fruit and veggie smoothies.
Take a break from family and friends.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to take two weeks to spend in solitude. I needed this time to start working on my new year resolutions — free of any distractions. This isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but sometimes you must take a step back from everyone to reshift your focus onto your dreams and aspirations. During this time, I also logged off of my social media accounts, which is highly recommended (unless you’re using it for business purposes, of course).
Remember why you started.
Blogging even weekly isn’t always easy. However, what keeps me interested and keeps me going is remembering why I started creating content in the first place. I’ve come to realize that when you slack off from your goals and resolutions, with every new year or burst of inspiration, you will have to start over each and every time. Who wants to keep doing that?