A very Happy New Year to you all!
With the New Year here more and more people have started trying to reach their new goals for 2016 and some people are just about to start. Which is great and everyone is feeling motivated but what happens if you loose track, get knocked out of routine or just feel as if its not going as planned?
This can easily happen but let’s give it best shot in order to succeed! How?
You need to form a Habit. How do you form a habit?
Easy, it only takes 30 days for a Habit that will in turn become a part of your life. You will feel like this was always what you did. Now doesn’t that sound nice? Of course it does!
This is the crucial ingredient you have been missing. The most successful people of this planet have used this technique to reach their goals. They know if they form a habit, it becomes routine, it makes them more organized and everything else falls into place, bit by bit, habit by habit.
So if your goal is to get fit which is the number one in January for most people then there are a few things that need to happen in order to do this not just going to gym or working out at home.
1. You need to ask how am I going to fit this in?
By doing this you are going in prepared. Preparation is key to any goal
2. You need to organise your time for exactly when you are going to workout, go the gym, do that class etc.
By being organised and knowing when you are exactly going to do your workouts you will already have 66% more of your goal being achieved.
3: You form your habit and stick to it
Stick to this goal for 30 days and you have formed a habit of exercising regularly. If you stick to this for 30 days it will become part of your daily life, your routine, the norm! If you do happen to miss a day, do not give up, just really try to not let it go past a day as you want to give this your best shot. You have probably been wanting this for years so do not deprive yourself of something that will make you happier once the effort is put on and make you feel a bit crap if you give up. Stick to it!
Do not try and do everything at once. If you have several goals, test the easiest first to start forming habits. One month at a time and you will be astonished at how easy your life has become and how achievable all these goals now seem to be. Do not try and make 5 goals a habit in one month. It is not realistic and will end up stressing you out. One step at a time. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Take the time to get prepared, get organised and start your goal and by the end of month one you will be delighted with how far you have and that goal will finally be a part of your life. You deserve to succeed, do it for you and do it well.
Best of luck! Let me know how you got on in the comments below. If you know someone who might be struggling sticking to their goals, feel free to share this with them.
Wishing you the most prosperous and successful year to come. 2016 bring it on!