Which Type of Goal Setter are you?
It’s that time where people start asking you what your New Year’s resolution will be… Which type of goal setter do you think you are? Any of these categories sound like you?
1. I’d like to do differently in the New Year and I already have a plan how to do it!
2. I have some ideas to make positive changes but find it hard to follow through.
3. I find it difficult to make realistic promises of change, so never follow through.
4. I have no interest in making New Year’s Resolutions because I’m perfect.
Typical New Year’s Resolution Ideas
There are some New Year’s resolutions that you can expect to be atop people’s list year after year to make positive changes in their lives. Statistic Brain’s Top 10 are:
- Lose Weight
- Getting Organized
- Spend Less, Save More
- Enjoy Life to the Fullest
- Staying Fit and Healthy
- Learn Something Exciting
- Quit Smoking
- Help Others in Their Dreams
- Fall in Love
- Spend More Time with Family
Attain Success with your Resolutions
1. Make a plan
2. Set a timeline
3. Share your goals with others
4. Take suggestions & be open to others experiences
5. Accept encouragement and support
6. Ask for what you need to achieve your goal
Plan a Resolution Get-together
Knowing you might be more successful with your new Year’s resolution(s) if you have the support of friends, now is the time to plan a get-together to begin the support you’ll need. Whether a few close friends or a larger gathering, this is the perfect way to get your plan/promise to yourself ‘out there’. It’s just too easy to discard your resolution plan after the first week or so of January if you haven’t shared it with people you know will be checking in on you.
Having a discussion of various resolution plans with others gives the opportunity for you to learn from others’ successes and failures. You’ll learn what a realistic timeline might be and resources you can and should tap for your success.
You might want to plan follow-up get-togethers either at friend’s homes or out at a coffee shop for ongoing support and positive suggestions. Depending on your goals, you might want to walk as you talk and hike together! Sharing email addresses or picking a ‘buddy’ you can call in those weak moments is also a great idea.
Get creative with your Eventastic event page and use it also as a method of support. Post updated monthly photos to your Eventastic event page to share your new looks, share pictures of your healthy meals and ask the team for support when you need it.
Have a Sanctuary of Support!
On the event page, have cover photos of inspiration and encouragement. You could all join together for a group video to start off the event page with a cheer of “WE CAN DO THIS!”. You can keep coming back and adding to your page for that lov’in feeling to gain the momentum you need to really reach your goals!