New Year gives us a whole new perspective and loads of HOPE!
We bring many lessons learned from the past year and look forward with optimism as the new year unfolds.
Today, you may have already listed down your ‘resolutions’ for the year. It may be some goals set for your career growth, points to improve your personality, an upgrade of your savings, or future plans for travel and leisure!
For those who have made a long list of resolutions that choosing which one to prioritize became the most challenging part, we’ve listed down things to consider to help you make your ‘resolutions’ more achievable and manageable:
Set a realistic target.
You’d like to lose weight? How many pounds?
You want to add up on your savings? Up to how much?
You want to learn a skill? Name it.
Sometimes we have to assess ourselves first and consider if we can meet our goal. After thinking it through, make sure to be specific. So instead of saying “I’ll lose weight”, perhaps say, “I’ll lose 3 pounds.”
Give yourself a deadline.
You know the figures, but how much time would it take for you to make it happen? Three months? Six months?
Time is equally important in setting goals and measuring progress. So instead of saying “I’ll lose 3 pounds”, you can say, “I’ll lose 3 pounds by the end of March”.
Write it down.
Jotting it down is a gesture of declaration. It sets your mind to focus the things that you want to happen. Writing it down also gives you something tangible to hold on or go back to when another year closes. Try writing your resolution and you’ll be surprised as you tick the boxes one by one.
Take small, baby steps daily.
Your goals may be far from where you are right now, but you can do it. Little by little. Saving up for a certain amount might mean giving up a few cups of expensive coffee. Losing a few pounds might mean waking up earlier than usual for a few minutes of exercise. Being part of the country’s solution to poverty might simply mean going to work and being excellent in what you do.
Let’s make 2021 count by causing change in your own simple ways!
Remember to do little things daily that can lead you closer to your goal – a real, doable resolution!