Happy New Year! As it is the norm with a new year, most people come up with resolutions and goals they wish to attain by the end of the year. However, setting goals can be hectic if not done the right way.
Here, we reveal ways to help you set your new year’s goals/resolutions.
Set clear goals. Ensure you write down your goals and have a clear plan to achieve them. Written goals are more attainable and increase your productivity.
Pick a goal that you are excited to achieve. Review your goals regularly to ensure they still align with your values.
Structure your goal as an open-minded question. For example, if the goal is to save for a house deposit, ask yourself, “How do I save the 100K required for a house deposit?” Write 20+ answers. It forces you to think of even the most obvious answers to get the 20 responses. However, the obvious answers can be the biggest breakthroughs. This is called mind storming.
If a goal is too overwhelming, break it down into smaller goals or habits that are manageable in the short term.
Create a vision board to remind you of your why.
Track your progress with a saving/habit tracker so you can see how far you have come.
Inversion planning: Ask yourself, what would your worst life be like in 5 years? I.e., no savings and stuck at the same job. You would then counteract that by thinking about what you can do to make it the best life possible and to prevent the worst-case scenario from happening.
Reward yourself when you achieve a goal. For example, I will exercise twice a week for three months before purchasing new workout shoes.