With Jan. 1 only 12 days away, I decided it’s time to arm myself with a plan for my 2013 resolutions.
People often set long-term goals but fail to find a way to execute them. For example: “I’m going to lose 20 pounds in the next year.” That sounds like a great idea- but if you don’t outline how you’ll achieve it, you’ll more than likely fail.
Provide yourself with the means to get there!
A better way to achieve your New Year’s resolution is to say: “I want to lose 20 pounds by December 31, 2013. To get there, I’ll eat healthier by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my diet and exercising four days per week. I’ll aim to lose half-a-pound each week. I’ll buy a fun cookbook and commit to finding healthy recipes, in addition to calorie-counting and meal planning. I’ll also create and stick to a workout schedule so I won’t make excuses as to why I don’t have the time.”
That 20-pound weightloss just became a LOT more realistic.
My overall goal in 2013 is to keep improving in different ways. So instead of focusing on one major goal, I’m going to focus on one thing each month:
- January: Care
- February: Nourish
- March: Engage
- April: Move
- May: Pray
- June: Save
- July: Educate
- August: Relax
- September: Discover
- October: Experience
- November: Travel
- December: Organize
As each new month approaches, I’ll share what I have in store for myself! Be on the lookout for my January plan… coming next week! Feel free to share your resolutions below. I’d love to hear them.