In this post, brand ambassador Meggan of Meggan Harrison Photography shares her approach to choosing and sticking with her goals.
Well hello, 2019! Don’t you just love new beginnings?
Its the time of year that everyone evaluates their lives and makes a million resolutions to become the best person they could ever imagine. Then a couple of weeks go by and you already find yourself slipping. Have you ever been in this position? Me too, more times than I care to admit. I am no expert but would like to give you some insight as to how I try to stick to my resolutions.
STEP #1 – Start by choosing (3) simple goals that can be easily accomplished.
Remember, keep it simple. Pick three goals that do not require a ton of time, planning, and effort to achieve. I do this because it creates a snowball effect that keeps me motivated when I transition into my bigger goals. Some examples might be spending more time with your kids or tidying up the house before bed. With goals like you most likely need to change your routine around so setting alarms throughout the day may help keep you on track.
STEP #2 – Don’t stop now, pick (2) goals that require a little planning.
Let’s call these medium goals. Don’t make these so small that they are no work at all, but not so hard that you might give up early. Some examples could be saving some money or making healthier choices. These goals will need a little more planning to achieve. I usually have a date that I would like to have these goals set by. Then you can break down the goal to tasks you need to do each week/month to be successful by the due date. I like to have an accountability partner or friend to help keep me focused. It will reduce the probability that we will quit if we know someone is watching.
STEP # 3 – Lastly, pick (1) goal that will challenge you.
You should make sure to choose a goal that you want bad enough that it drives you to wake up and be successful. I would apply the previous tips and take it a step further by doing some research, getting a mentor, or getting some Pinterest inspiration. When you are knowledgeable about the goals you are setting it makes it that much easier to follow through with them.
The lovely thing about goals is that it doesn’t need to be January 1st to start them. However, if that “fresh start” is something that is helpful to you, remind yourself that you have the first of each month and (4) Mondays in every month.
Sometimes, in order to reach our goals, we just have to start small and work our way up to that one big goal, and that’s okay!
Best of luck with reaching your 2019 goals!
Hello! I’m Meggan, owner of Meggan Harrison Photography. I am a mother of 3 little kiddos. I am quite busy between having my business and my children, so I like to keep my planner handy to stay organized. On the side I enjoy creating graphic or crafts. Visit me at http://megganharrisonphotography.com/