Always finding yourself breaking your New Years promise to yourself?
I no longer make resolutions, I now make well-planned goals that I manifest to be achieved. Sounds like a lot of work, they can be but they are also more likely to be achieved and not abandoned leaving me with feeling worthless for not being able to reach my new year’s resolutions.
Manifesting and goal setting are a major part of my life and when worked on can achieve amazing results.
I have realised that the main problem with setting goals is our intent.
You really need to have a clear and defined INTENT for what you want. You really need to want to achieve your goal. If you don’t then it won’t work. If you really don’t want to lose weight but just think that you should then it won’t work. You need to feel it within, really want to see the outcome. Live it…
I use what are called the SMART goals process; it is 5 steps to creating your goal.
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable/Achievable
R = Realistic
T = Timeline
Really simple once you have set 1 or 2 goals. My goal for this year is losing weight as I am going away in June. So instead of focusing all on weight loss, I am setting a goal to do the more daily walking. So let’s go through this step by step.
1. S= Specific – to walk at least 4 days a week. I have written walk to get fit so that means to me that I need to walk at a faster speed than just a stroll or when I take my dog out.
2. M= Measurable – by stating 4 days I can measure the number of days easily.
3. A= Attainable/Achievable = Don’t overstretch yourself and make it an impossible goal. Remember you need to feel good about achieving it. Don’t sabotage yourself…
4. R= Realistic = Be realistic about your goals, don’t make them impossible to reach. I have started with 4 days a week if I had written walk every day for a month would not have been a realist goal for me. Same when I do my weight loss I won’t write the total of weight I want to lose it will be too overwhelming, but I will break it down to weekly goals. Remember I can always walk more days.
5. T= Timeline = this gives me a time that I need to achieve my goal by or when I need to review it. If my goal was to lose weight then this would be my end date. As I already have stated how many times a week am going to walk then this day will be my review date. I will either increase or decrease depending on how I am tracking with my walking. I hope to be able to increase the number of days to walk. I can also by adding a halfway date to check on the process – increase or decrease then.
Remember it is ok to make adjustments, maybe you need to start with 1 day a week and work up, never ever be hard on yourself for trying….. Just keep going, it’s not easy to achieve our goals but we won’t achieve them if we don’t try…