Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
The first week of January is the perfect time to reflect back on the year that’s been and start looking forward to the year to come. Below is my guide to writing and achieving your New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
Note: If you're struggling for ideas - make sure you read our blog post featuring 2017 new year resolutions according to 6 successful women including Sara Donaldson, Bec Cooper, Bridget Yorston, and Talisa Sutton here
Reflecting on the year that has been is both exciting and terrifying! Although a lot can happen in a year, it usually seems to fly by and sometimes you don't achieve everything you had hoped. Make sure you take the time to celebrate your successes, learn from your mistakes, and note down the areas you think could have been improved. There is always room for growth and a new year is the perfect way to set new goals in motion.
Three of a kind
Setting yourself just one New Year’s resolution is extremely difficult. Split your New Year’s resolution into three important categories;
Personal: For example, work out three times a week, or have a healthy work-life balance by doing X and Y, or focus on a healthy balanced diet.
Professional: For example, build my business by focusing on X,Y and Z, or meet all my KPIs to work towards X, Y and Z, or get a job promotion by doing X,Y and Z.
Financial: For example, save for a trip to France, or for a house deposit, or grow my sales by X amount.
Try to be as specific as you can. For me, I write my resolutions in my diary year after year - there is a special new year resolutions section. I love looking back on them to keep myself motivated and inspired when I have that mid-year slump.
Set the standards high
New Year’s resolutions aren't supposed to be a piece of cake! Set your standards high and challenge yourself to grow personally, professionally, and financially. You will feel a massive sense of accomplishment when you are reflecting back this time next year!! Push yourself.
Step by step
It’s important not to forget about your New Year’s resolutions during the year. Put a note in your diary at the end of each month to reflect on where you are at for the year with your goals. Set stepping stones in place to help achieve your goals and celebrate the small successes along the way. For example if your main goal is to concentrate on saving for a trip to New York, set your self smaller targets for each month, then celebrate by booking your flights etc.
Roll with it
I’m a big believer in everything happening for a reason. If something doesn't quite turn out the way you wanted, just roll with it and maybe adjust your goals. Stay positive, trust your gut, be patient and keep working hard. Remember, a lot can happen in 365 days.
Happy New Year Everyone! AND....Thank you so much for all your on-going support. It means the world. x