Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet
Time continues to fly and the new year is already here. December seems to be one of the busiest months, with lots of festivities. However, it can take away from taking the time to self-reflect. Before you know it, it’s the new year and you are stressed about setting the right goals or planning for something new.
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Many people set unrealistic expectations for the new year or they don’t have any specific goals at all. The key is to take the time to self-reflect and organize your thoughts.
How to do that exactly? Here are a few ideas that will build the foundations to help you set personal goals and keep that promise to yourself.
Reflect on the Past Year
Take the time and sit down, take deep breaths, and think about the year you just had. Write down the positive and negative experiences you’ve had this past year and what you learned from them. Take those positives and negatives and truly reflect on the way they affected your life. Write down anything that you would like to continue into the new year, as well as what you would like to improve or change.
Set Goals for The New Year
Now that you have reflected on your past year, take a pen and paper and write down your goals for the new year. Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T. The acronym means specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time. The acronym means exactly that. A goal has to be something that you can reasonably make real. Also, make sure that your goals have a time frame and that you are held accountable for them to help you stay focused.
Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself
The most important benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving your goal; it’s what you do and the person you become. That’s what it’s all about. Embrace the speed bumps and the rainy days, they shape the strong person you will become. You will only become stronger if you believe in yourself, stay focused, and understand that things don’t always work out according to plan. The key is to try to reach your goals by staying consistent and positive. Attract the right energy into your life by thinking positively and learning to always have a positive mindset.
To continue staying consistent with your goals, make sure you reflect on yourself every month to see where you are at, and where you are headings. In order to not lose motivation and the “new year, new me” attitude after one month, keep yourself accountable. Write everything down. If you don’t write it down, you will not be able to keep track of your success as well or stay organized. There are studies that prove that those who write down their goals and dreams on a regular basis achieve goals at a significantly higher level than those who did not.
Create a Vision Board
Have you ever heard of a vision board? It is a powerful tool to manifest your goals. The Law of Attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can bring positive or negative experiences into their life. The vision board can help you invest the time and energy to visualize your future and consistently remind you of your life goals. Visualization is nearly as powerful as performing the action. When you visualize your goals, your brain trains your body for that reality. A vision board placed in a spot you see every day creates the opportunity for consistent visualization to train your mind, body, and spirit to reach your goals.
Continue to Learn
A year from now, no matter what you do, you will have results in your life. You really have the control to improve your life and achieve your goals. Make the most of it and enjoy the whole journey, the ups and downs. Stay consistent and focused, and make sure to reflect as often as possible.