January 2019 Happy New Year and Setting Goals
Well, it is that time of year again when you hear all about new year’s resolutions and setting goals. You might hear things like “I am going to lose weight, I am going to exercise more, I’m going to eat better, I’m going to clean out the house,” and on and on. Did you know that most people stop or give up on their new year’s resolution probably by the third week of January. This is what I notice at the gyms I frequent, as the first two weeks are extremely busy, then it goes back to normal and you don’t see those new faces anymore. These people most likely became frustrated they may not have seen results yet, so they felt discouraged and gave up.
I’ve done some reading on this subject and found some interesting information. Here are a few stats about what folks are wanting for the new year of 2019. Stats for New Years Resolutions:
You may want to consider setting realistic goals for yourself; not only can you set goals at the beginning of the year, but you can create goals on a weekly or monthly basis too. The idea is to set realistic, achievable goals. This way, you are setting yourself up for success at anything you set out to do! Here is an interesting article about current new ideas on how to approach setting new achievable goals for success! Men’s Health article
You might also be asking, so what would be considered success or I do not know what goals to set for myself? Success and goals can mean different things to different people. One example of success to one person might be how proud they are of their children or another example might how talented one is at playing a musical instrument.
It is the same for goals. An example goal for me is to hike several different outdoor trails to high mountains or peaks. One of my goals for 2019 is to attempt hiking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. I do not know how yet I will do this, but you better believe I am setting out to conquer this world-renowned hike.
I found another interesting article in www.realsimple.com; as the articles mentions ideas of how to be happier, (perhaps on the goal list) for example it mentions: Don’t let the day end feeling angry. Read more about his here:
In summary, it is not necessary to place this kind of pressure on yourself, you can achieve success in anything you set out to do; just remember small achievable goals, write things down, and even the simplest thing such as waking up early can be considered a success and make a positive impact on your life more than you might think! Happy New Year!
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