Did you make it through Quitters day?

According to a study by Strava, the second Friday in January is the day that many quit their new year’s resolutions.

How are you progressing with your 2019 goals?

This week’s article provides advice for:
✅ if you’re struggling
✅ if you’ve quit
✅ if you’re procrastinating
✅ if you’re going strong

Find the article here.

If you haven’t yet signed up, join the 2019 goals challenge to help embed your goals and build your motivation through January.

2019 goals challenge – day 7 Do 1 thing today for your physical wellbeing

GoalGetters uses the eight dimensions of wellness to help achieve balance in our lives.  Read more about this in the Finding Balance article.

Physical wellness is concerned with health, fitness and nutrition.  It encompasses healthy lifestyles, and seeking medical care when needed.

Goals within the physical dimension may include exercise, eating healthily, getting enough sleep, stopping smoking, using seat belts and helmets, or seeking medical help for a condition.

Try one of these today, or choose one of your own.

2019 goals challenge – day 5 Find an accountability partner (or several!)

Research shows that having an active accountability network can increase your chance of success by up to 95%.

Today’s task is to find an accountability partner (or several), and share your goals plan and outline what support you need from them.  For more details, check out the GoalGetters article on accountability here.

The GoalGetters community is the perfect place to find this support.  Click here to go to the Community.

2019 goals challenge – day 4 Do 1 thing today for your emotional wellbeing

GoalGetters uses the eight dimensions of wellness to help achieve balance in our lives.  Read more about this in the Finding Balance article.

Emotional wellness focuses on being aware and accepting of our emotions. It involves being able to manage our feelings and behaviours, and maintaining a positive outlook in life.

Goals within the emotional dimension may include managing stress, completing a self-help book, and focussing on the positive.

Ideas for 1 thing you could do today for your emotional wellness:

  • a random act of kindness
  • name something that you are grateful for
  • connect with a loved one
  • breathing exercises
  • exercise

2019 goals challenge – day 3 Be kind to yourself

When working on change in my life, I’ve always found day 3 really tough.

Take it easy today, be kind to yourself and practise some self-care.

Read a book, get your nails done, get some exercise, watch a film, get creative, spend time with loved ones – whatever works for you.  Relax and enjoy some ‘me-time’.

If things do get tough, look back at your vision from day 1 to remind yourself why your goal is important to you.

2019 goals challenge – day 2: Break it down and Make it Happen

Does your goal seem so big and overwhelming that you don’t know where to start?  Take some time today to break it down into small steps.  Think about the challenges you might face, and how to overcome them.  Then, if the worst happens, you already have an action plan on hand.

Once you’ve broken your goal down into a manageable plan, schedule it into your calendar and treat it as an appointment that you need to show up for.

Breaking your goals down helps you to see how they are achievable and increases your motivation.  Scheduling them into your calendar gives them importance and helps to ensure they don’t get forgotten – and it can also highlight if your expectations are unrealistic!  (It’s easy to get carried away when you’re passionate about your goals).

For more information and handy templates to help break down your goals and make them happen, check out the GoalGetting workbook.

2019 goals challenge – day 1: What’s your why?

One of the main reasons that people give up on their goals is because they aren’t passionate about them.  When you think about your goal, it should feel exciting, inspiring and motivating.

Take some time today to think about why your goal is important to you.  Write it down, or find some visual reminders to refer back to when times get tough.

Having a clear vision provides focus, clarity and motivation.  Share your vision with someone – if you’re clear and passionate, they will understand your aim and feel your excitement.

New year’s resolutions – maximise your chance of success

Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions, only to find that you fall at the first hurdle and give up by the second week of January? You wouldn’t be alone. I don’t know exactly how many new year’s resolutions fail, but a quick Google search suggests that it is somewhere between 80 and 92%.

So how can you make sure that your resolutions succeed? This week’s article looks at some of the most common reasons people give up on their resolutions, and what you can do to maximise your chance of success.

Read the article here: https://goalgetters.co.nz/articles/new-years-resolutions-maximise-your-chance-of-success/