I have previously shared the first two steps to help you in making successful new year’s resolutions: be aware that change will cause stress and tension and reflection.
The third and final step is to write down your goals and look at them daily
New Year’s Resolution Tip #3: Write Down Your Goals and Look at Them Daily.
I cannot stress this point enough! Write down your goals and put them in a place where you will see them daily. We are forgetful. We become distracted. Our daily lives can often become quite hectic leading individuals to forget about their goals because of the daily pressure and grind. What is visibly right in front of people is usually what gets the most focus and attention. Be smart and anticipate this problem: write down your goals and put them where you can see them, lest you forget.
When first setting goals, many of my clients report various feelings and thoughts that arise: overwhelm, embarrassment, anxiety, fear of failure, and fear of success even or they might think that the goal is too small or so big that it is unrealistic. I want to note that these feelings/thoughts are very valid and might be holding you back.
It also might be advisable for you to get some help in examining them. That being said I would like you to imagine what your life would be like if you were to act despite these negative thoughts/feelings? Take a moment and really delve into this new life. What do you feel? What do you see? Who is there? What environment are you in?
Okay now here’s a chance to start acting.
If goal setting seems daunting to you than start small.
- Write it down
- Give it a time period
- Place it where you will see it every day.