I’m having a very motivating January and I put that down to my goal setting at the start of the year. I’ve not bothered with unrealistic new years resolutions for a long time, instead this year I sat down and wrote down exactly what I wanted from life. I firmly believe that if we set small, realistic goals that are achievable we can accomplish great things
The way I work best is with various planners, notebooks, diaries and apps. It all seems to have doubled this year, but that’s ok, I’m putting what I have to good use. I’m a planner person, If I actually, have to take the time to write something down it gives it more meaning, and I’m more likely to follow through with it and in turn it makes me happier. My life planner has my personal goals written down inside, my marketing planner is all my business goals and ideas and my new fitness app has my nutrition and workouts scheduled. “Failing to plan, is planning to fail”, this is my new motto this year, and so far so good!
The best way that I have found to set goals is write down what it is you want to achieve and then break that down into smaller manageable steps, this way you can clearly see what it is you need to do to get there. The key to this is in the details, you need to be crystal clear about what you want, why, and how. Write down as many specific details as you can, this is going to make it easier to work towards and sometimes the universe can have a part to play about what comes your way. By being specific I mean putting a date as to when you want to reach, or receive something, write down on a blank cheque exactly how much money you’d like to receive this year, (don’t forget to date it!) Write down the exact number of lbs on the scale you want to lose, don’t be wishy washy and vague otherwise you have nothing to focus, and you need to stay focused.
You want to put as much energy into writing your goals list as possible, this sends positive energy out in a ripple effect and it can be surprising how much positivity you attract back. Another good tool to remain focused on the outcome is to create a vision board. This is a fun activity that you can get really creative. All you need is a piece of paper or card, some magazines to chop up, scissor, glue and stickers, pens etc if you really want to get stuck into it.
Just like going through the toy catalogue when you were a kid, go through the magazines and cut out pictures of what you would like in your life. I think with a vision board it’s good to dream big alongside your achievable goals. Stick on the fancy house, or posh car if that’s what you really want, have fun with it, but ultimately let it reflect what you’d like to attract, and let the magic happen.
So today find time to focus on what’s important to you, or go back over your list and be more specific.