Making The Most Of a Fresh Start
January is my favorite month of the year as it signifies a new beginning. New possibilities and new resolutions. Of course, we can set goals at any time of the year, but there is something about January 1st that holds a special place in our hearts and creates an ache in us for a fresh start.
Below are my top three tips for establishing goals in 2017:
Career/ Finances: What career changes do you want to make in 2017? How much do you want to be making each quarter? How much would you mind putting into savings each month? Challenge yourself to learn something new about your profession or a field that you’d like to move into through podcasts, books or online courses.
Physical Health: How many times do you want to work out each month? What does that movement look like? Yoga in your living room? Bootcamp at a local gym? Spin class? Don’t feel like you need to fit into a mold: do what type of physical activity works for you. Just make sure to keep moving each week!
Family/ Friends: How are you going to strengthen your closest relationships this year and improve those that need some TLC?
Spiritual/ Mental Health: Build habits into your daily routines that are going to boost your spiritual and mental health. Buy a journal and set a timer for 5 minutes each day to start your thoughts, dreams and desires chronically. Find a meditation practice that works for you. Start small and add one thing in at a time.
How will you measure these goals? Break down the year into quarters. Where do you want to be at the end of March? The end of June? At the end of September? At the end of 2017? Make sure to break your goals into “bite-sized” portions so that for every month of the year, you know what actions you have to take to step towards your yearly goals.
What are your big goals for 2017? What are you most excited for in the new year? Share below!
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