Do your new year resolutions always fall through? While you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of making new goals, we’re here to make it more achievable for you as we sail through 2022 together.
To find out how you can start making and smashing your 2022 goals, read on for more information and start shaping your best self!
Discover something that matters to you
Finding something that you are passionate about is perhaps the most important first step towards making things happen. If you care about something, you will be more committed to reaching your goal in the long run. For example, you might find strengthening relationships, getting fit, or dedicating your time to those in need important to your personal values. Focusing on just one or two goals can make the task seem less overwhelming – especially if these goals speak to your heart.
Break down your goal into manageable steps
Any goal can seem impossible if you look at it as one, huge step. But it doesn’t need to be like that. Forget being overwhelmed: you have 12 precious months in 2022, so don’t sweat it! Giving yourself smaller steps to work towards throughout the different months of the year can help you complete a task at a more relaxing pace. If your goal is so important to you, you shouldn’t feel the need to rush it!
Be open to dedication
No one said that your goal of 2022 was going to be easy. What’s crucial to remember is that you shouldn’t give up on a goal if you find it tough to start with. If you’re struggling to cope, perhaps take some time to relax and approach the challenge again in a couple of months. For example, an extensive increase in sustainability isn’t going to happen just because you recycled one piece of rubbish. In this situation, perhaps make a note of which products are recyclable so that you can start buying sustainably in the long term.
Set your deadlines
Making deadlines on the calendar can be an efficient way to motivate yourself towards completing your goals. Set deadlines for smaller tasks to get you on track for completing your broader, main goal by the end of the year. Just be sure to set realistic deadline dates since change does take time.
Lastly, keep positive!
A positive mindset can sometimes be the key to success. This perspective stops you from giving up and can help you deal with problems logically. You may see positivity as a subjective concept, however, there are ways to bring positivity into your physical life. For example, if you could try to take one positive action towards your goal every day such as thinking about what achievements you have made so far or paying thanks to someone who has helped you in your journey. Staying positive also involves accepting your failures as a lesson to learn from rather than a setback. Reaching a goal isn’t often as smooth as you’d like it to be, so it’s vital to be aware of how you can learn from your mistakes!
So, there you have it. Hopefully, you will now be more equipped to make and smash your 2022 goals!