How good are you at sticking to resolutions or achieving the goals you set at the start of 2018?
Now’s the time we usually set new goals for 2019 and commit to resolutions that will probably last a week or two!
Before setting new goals, it’s useful to review the goals from the year gone by to see how well we’ve done with them, learn from them and use them to help us set our new goals.
Here’s how to achieve your goals in 2019
Review Your 2018 Goals
I wrote a post on my running blog called Positive Behaviours with my goals for 2018. My goals were:
- Switch off social media by 9.30pm every night
- Read for at least 30 minutes every night
- Do 5 minutes of mobility exercises at least 3 times a day
- Read a blog post every day
- Take 30 minutes out of each day for me.
Out of those 5 goals, or positive behaviours, I was consistent with number 3, was ok with 1 and 5 and failed miserably with 2 and 4. My success with number 3 was partially down to doing them with clients during sessions .but also because I understood why I was doing them. I knew how they would benefit me.
I came to appreciate number 5 and will be taking this forward in 2019.
The problem with the others was that I made the mistake of creating the actions without having a greater goal that they would lead towards or a deadline for them to be achieved by.
Goals Need Deadlines
Without the goals or a deadline, effectively writing that post was a waste of time as there was no meaning behind it. Sure, the behaviours were good in essence but without the higher purpose, there was no desire or urgency to actually create them.