- Drop 20 pounds
- Get out of debt
- Start a business
- Declutter my house
If you have written out some resolutions, take a look at your list. Are you feeling overwhelmed? There are ways to make your resolutions feel less daunting. For example, focus on one goal at a time; like one per month. Or break down each goal into smaller baby steps.
Envision the end of 2016. Envision YOU at the end of 2016. What do you want to feel or look like in December 2016? This is the principle of beginning with the end in mind. Once you have a clear vision of what you desire for yourself, that is exactly what you need to guide you in setting goals or resolutions. Defining the "end result" (we're just talking about the end of 2016 for now) means that you now have the compass you need to keep you focused on what kind of goas to set. Having the big picture in your mind and in your heart means that you can steer yourself in a direction that will keep your smaller goals in line with whatever's most important to you.
Begin with the end in mind. Allow the bigger picture to guide you and keep you focused so that instead of having an unrealistic list of 30 goals to tackle, you have a vision of the person you'll be 12 months from now. If you've already written your list, now's a good time to check in twice and cross off anything that's not supportive of the bigger picture that you have in mind.
I personally think having just one or two resolutions is more "doable." I am going to set a goal to lose weight this year so that next year when I'm visiting Ashley and sitting on a beautiful Hawaiian beach, I won't be mistaken for a whale that has washed up!
My short term resolution is to made a new blog heading this week and remove this Christmas elf one!!