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How’s your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Are you hitting your goals, or have you gotten off track? Usually, more than half of all resolutions fail, but it’s all about creating goals that are achievable and realistic. Start off by doing small, life-changing measures and work your way up. You don’t need to try and do them all at once.

Here’s how to stay focused on your New Year’s Goals:

MAKE A LIST

Write down your goals where you will see them.  When you see what you’re working towards you will start putting the focus in and that will help keep you on track.

START SMALL

Be realistic and start with goals that are easy to achieve. For example: Drink more water, meditate more, eat more plants, rather than eating out, cook more healthy foods, or go for a walk in the park. Small goals lead to big goals and that is what we want to work towards.

SET MANAGEABLE GOALS

Don’t create a list that is too difficult to achieve. Be realistic about your time and your lifestyle. If you have to get the kids to practice immediately after work, schedule time for yourself in the morning or take a walk while they are on the field. Be realistic and don’t be too hard on yourself if the unexpected comes up.

HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE

Get a family member or close friend to help you stay focused and accountable. Consider your needs and what keeps you motivated. If group settings work best for you take this into consideration before you plan your goals.

CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESSES

By working on your list and crossing off the goals you have achieved, you gain confidence to tackle your next goal. Keep moving forward and know that there will be peaks and valleys along the way.

Never give up! As the months go on, it’s ok to revise it, tweak it and make it perfect for you!

Keep going!