If there’s one thing I’ve learned about setting personal goals, it’s that while it may seem very easy and achievable at first, it can also seem overwhelming or even impossible later on. I know most of us set new years resolutions every year and are super motivated to achieve them for the first couple days, but after those first couple days pass, we abandon them, and then repeat that cycle every year. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place! I absolutely love goal setting and pushing myself to become the best version of myself that I can be and wanted to share some of my tips and tricks on how to stay on track with personal goals and not abandon them.
Here’s how to stay on track with personal goals to actually stick to them and see real progress and results:
Tip #1) Write Your Goals Down
Research states that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down. Writing them down is like your own way to keep yourself accountable and to help motivate you to actually do it when you see it in writing every single day. Write it on a sticky note and place it on your nightstand, your bathroom mirror, and your fridge, anywhere you go in your home daily that it is constantly reminding you to get it done and where you see that goal every single day.
When I was setting my new years resolutions this year, I wrote them down in my planner, which is something I use every single day and I actually did notice a difference in how much more motivating it was to want to accomplish, given that this is the first year I’ve ever stuck to my new years resolutions!
Tip #2) Set Realistic Goals for Yourself
It can be incredibly easy to give up on your goals when they are not realistic.
My primary goal this year was to live a healthier lifestyle consisting of drinking more water each day and exercising regularly. While I set the goal for myself each year to workout, I never used to achieve it, and the main reason was because it was never realistic for me until this year. I would always set the goal that I wanted to look like these fit models you see in the media, but I never said what I would do to achieve that, and therefore I always gave up.
This year, I knew that in order to look and feel better about my health, I needed to find a workout program that I liked and knew that I could easily stick to each day, along with drinking more water each day for my overall health and wellness.
My DAFI products also made that super easy to achieve because of how easy and accessible they are to use! From months of working out regularly this year, I started to prefer drinking water over other beverages and my DAFI Alkaline Filter Water Pitcher is always the first thing I see when I open my fridge and is what I always grab for. Better for my health and wellness and also helps me feel great before and after workouts!
Tip #3) Have Someone You Trust Help Keep You Accountable
Like any goal, there are always days where you are less motivated and may even feel like giving up. In order to keep yourself on track, have someone you trust help keep you accountable! Ask a family member, a close friend, significant other, etc. to help remind you and support and encourage you to keep going and stay on track when feeling unmotivated or defeated.
Tip #4) Track Your Progress
The best way to know if you’re on track for reaching your goal is to track your progress. Keep a journal and write down what you did that day every single day to ensure you’re on the right track and even when you reach certain milestones.
Tip #5) Celebrate the Small Victories + Reward Yourself
Don’t forget to reward yourself along the way! Whenever you hit a certain milestone, celebrate the small victories! Buy yourself a gift, treat yourself to a sweet treat, spa day, etc. This helps so much in motivating you to keep going when achieving milestones and working more and more toward reaching your goal.
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