20 December 2019
Look, we know how it is, we all do it. Every year, leading up to Christmas, we start thinking about the things we could have done better in the year. You know, the New Year’s resolutions we made at the beginning of the year that we didn’t even start. Maybe you could have done a couple of things differently but don’t let what you didn’t do bring you down. Everyone is doing their very best, including you and we believe that you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself to achieve these so-called New Year’s resolutions.
While it’s beneficial to reflect on what to improve on, it is equally important to celebrate what you have achieved this year, no matter how big or small it was. For your 2020 goal setting, be gentle with yourself and don’t set expectations very high. It’s good to have a clear vision of what you want but be open to tweaks and changes here and there. Besides, life is more exciting when you go with the flow. Make sure you do your reflections and goal setting before the end of the year. So grab that pen and paper and take note of these New Year’s resolution tips.
First, think about the things you are most proud of, the things you achieved, things you would like to celebrate. Now is not the time for imposter syndrome. You deserve to celebrate so pop that champagne!
Secondly, think about some things you would like to do better or differently next year. Remember don’t be too hard on yourself. There’s always room to grow and learn something new but being honest with yourself is the first step to creating achievable goals for 2020.
Now that you have celebrated your wins and pinpointed what you want to stop and do better in the year ahead, it’s time to set some realistic goals. Ask yourself the following questions and don’t forget to write them down.
Please don’t get intimidated by your list. Remember it’s not set in stone and go into the year being more open-minded. Just think about your 2020 goals as a guide. Something you can look back on throughout the year to keep track of your progress. You’ve already made an amazing step by reflecting and writing down your goals. You go, girl! We know you can do this. You are so ready to go into the New Year!
Words by Tamara Bose
26 March 2020
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