A Season For Self-Improvement Goals
We’ve spent the last few blog posts talking about self-improvement together. Now we are going to take a look at how to CRUSH those goals! While we are 6 weeks into the new year, it is never too late to set new goals. Now is the time to embrace some positive changes to our routines.
It is estimated that around 20% of Americans suffer from some form of depression during the months of February and March. Much of this is due to the holidays being over, bills from the holidays arriving, and the bleak and cold weather.
This makes it the perfect time to focus on improving an area in your life you’ve been putting off.
First Things First, Pick A Goal
What is it that you’ve been wanting to do? Maybe you want to wake up earlier to get a workout in. Maybe starting taking a 30-minute walk over your lunch hour? Or learn something new, like a new language or handicraft? Whatever your goals, choose one thing and make it specific as well as measurable. S.M.A.R.T goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. So go ahead and set some S.M.A.R.T goals for your self-improvement. It will go a long way to helping you crush your self-improvement goals.
Then It’s Time To Plan
There’s an old saying that goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Therefore, take some time now to research and plan exactly what reaching your goal entails. For example, I am planning on running a full iron-man triathlon this year. I planned out all my workouts for the next 39 weeks, set up my work schedule to make sure I MADE time to do it, and continue to talk with people, coaches, and others along the way.
Your goal doesn’t have to be huge or involve a lot of work. A simple plan might be to start walking during your lunch break. This then might require you to pack a lunch instead of eating in the cafeteria and packing walking shoes if you don’t wear those to work regularly. The point is, do whatever you can to make reaching for your goals easy and automatic.
Shout It From the Rooftops
Of course, this is figurative. Simply put, go tell EVERYONE and ANYONE who will listen what your goal is. By doing this, you are giving yourself accountability partners. However, you do need to be willing to give them regular updates on your progress.
Having someone to check in with help encourage you to keep pushing forward, even when things get hard. This is a great way to provide motivation as well as assist you to see the real progress you are making in crushing your self-improvement goals.
So go ahead, and shout it from the rooftops!!
Show Yourself Grace
After telling everyone you know, it may seem like you have to be perfect in the execution of your plan. While we want to continue to make forward progress, it is just as important to remember that life happens. If you have a day where you slip up, don’t give up. No one is perfect and change is hard. Have a growth mindset and start again the next day. This is about progress, not perfection.
Those on your support team will understand.
Life is all about growing ourselves. Whether that means physically, mentally, or financially, the key is to find what you want and then go for it. With Scentsy, I am continually pushing the boundaries in my business as well as my personal life. I love that each month Scentsy has a wellness challenge as well as ongoing programs and training opportunities for me. This is how leaders are made.
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