“This year is going to be different. I am going to stick to my New Year resolutions!”
Does the above sentence sound familiar? How many times have we made New Year resolutions only to find it difficult to keep them? For most people, it’s the same story every year – they forget about their resolutions by the 2nd week of January!
At AWSUSA, we suggest doing something different for the year. Why not focus on goals instead of resolutions? What is the difference between a goal and resolutions, you ask?
We will let www.thefreedictionary.com do the talking. Here are the definitions:
- Resolution: A course of action determined or decided on.
- Goal: The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective.
As you can see, a goal serves a specific purpose – probably a long-term objective that needs your focus and dedication. We will help you set up some goals for the year and beyond in the following 4 steps.
Step 1: Take a diary and jot down where you currently stand in terms of the following:
Step 2: Then start making notes on the improvements you would want in these 3 areas. Which is the most important? For example, if it’s health, then give it more importance when you set your goals. What’s important is that you set realistic goals for the year.
Step 3: Divide your goals into sub-goals: Here are some sample sub-goals for you to get a better idea:
– Daily Exercise
– Regular water consumption
– Follow Doctor’s advice strictly
Step 4: Keep a regular tab on your diary. Ensure that you are on track to accomplish the goals mentioned in it. Note that some goals may take longer time periods to accomplish. Pace your goals accordingly.
We, at AWSUSA, wish you the very best start for the year and hope it brings you joy and satisfaction!