The new year always comes with a high level of goals, dreams and expectations. We are motivated to do more and exceed our accomplishments from the previous year. However, studies have shown that most people give up their new year goals and resolutions by February. The motivation they started with wears off and within a few weeks, they are back to life as it was last year.
We don’t want that for you and so, we’ve collated seven trusted tips to help you achieve your goals for 2020;
The first step to achieving your goals for the new year is to declutter. This is because research has shown that a tidy home can help you feel more organized, happy and at ease.
To start off this new year, take a step back, pause and let go of the things you no longer need. Take time out to clean your home, getting rid of all the oil, grease and dirt with the superior power of the Morning Fresh dishwashing liquid and Morning Fresh Scouring powder.
- Take Stock of the Past
There’s a popular saying that you can’t keep doing the same things and expect a different outcome. You need to look back and take stock of your past actions. What did you do wrong and what can you do better? Doing this will help pinpoint your areas of strength and the areas you need to work in the new year.
- Be Realistic
Be honest with yourself. How realistic were your goals this past year? Were they specific or attainable with the resources you had at the time? Evaluate yourself and let your answers guide you as you set benchmarks for the new year.
- Create Your Battle Plan
You’ve analysed your previous choices and you can see the future broken down into realistic goals and objectives. Now is the time to write down a list of everything you want to achieve this year.
Writing down your goals will help you reinforce them and bring your vision to reality. Studies have also shown that people who write down their goals are more likely to achieve them, compared to those who do not. Be specific and use this list to track your progress as time goes by.
- Set a Time Frame
The next step is to give yourself a clear target date for achieving these goals because a goal without a plan is just a wish. Selecting a time frame and breaking your goals into daily/weekly tasks will help you work with a sense of urgency, plan more effectively and increase your chances of success.
- Reward Yourself
Every time you achieve a goal and with every small task you complete, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy – something that doesn’t contradict your resolutions. This will help you stay motivated, reaffirm your desires and make goal-setting a habit.
- Keep Trying
The last step is to keep trying. Do the best you can and take it one day at a time. Growth doesn’t happen overnight so you will need to be persistent. If you are unable to meet your goals by the set date, don’t despair. Just start over and keep trying until you do.
What goals would you like to achieve in 2020? Share with us in the comments.