What’s going to make your New Year’s resolutions stick this year?
January can be such a fickle month, coming down after the Christmas Celebrations and looking to the year ahead; most resolutions are just a temporary fix and seem to fizzle out before January is even over. Unfortunately, they’re often unspecific and fall by the wayside.
Research has shown that about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions. However, fewer than 10% manage to keep them for more than a few months (http://www.iflscience.com)
Is 2018 going to be any different?
For me instead of resolutions that I won’t keep, here are two things that I am going to do this January:
I’m going to take some time to look back and reflect on all that happened in 2017 and identify and acknowledge my achievements. Launching my new business and getting my first clients was equally terrifying and thrilling! I’ve also honed my skills to my new workplace, benefitted from networking and attended training courses so that I can better support the businesses I’m collaborating with. I’m going to enjoy both the positive and negative memories gained from 2017, learn from the past and never forget to celebrate how far I have come.
I am going to look forward to 2018, decide and set out what I want my achievements to be. My initial objectives are to focus on growing my business, making sure my goals are SMART and making sure I have some more time for me by changing a few old habits. To help me, I’m going to test out the productivity apps Momentum and Habitify to see what works for me.
Why don’t you take some time to figure out what your SMART goals and new habits are going to be this year, not only for personal benefit but also for your business? Write them down so you can refer back to them and see what you can achieve in a year!
If you and in turn, your business, would benefit from a dedicated virtual extra pair of hands this year to help you achieve your goals, please call me on 079 5805 0856 for a non-obligatory chat. I can help you to reach your goals and make 2018 an outstanding year.