I talked about this last month: the reverse New Year’s goal. What fitness or health goal would you like to achieve by December 31st? Too-tight black dresses, after all, aren’t as fun to boogie in as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
Just focus on one small thing. Doing a real pushup from the toes, going to the gym three times a week all month long, promising yourself to eat breakfast every day, scheduling in a fitness class with a friend. Keep it simple and it will be a lot easier to achieve.
Schedule time for it
It’s hectic this time of year, I know, so get out your calendar (right now!) and plan for how you’re going to achieve this goal. Look at the holiday parties and steer accordingly. And if your goal now seems hard to accomplish with your current schedule, pick a new goal or simplify the current one so that it’s still achievable.
Track your goal
Maybe just a Post-It note on the bathroom mirror or maybe a full blown Excel spreadsheet with charts, but come up with a way to track your progress. It’ll keep you motivated and on track. People who journal or track their goals are much much more likely to make it.
Celebrate in style
When you reach your goal, it will likely be New Year’s Eve! What better way to celebrate than with friends and family. Throw a little party or say yes to that invitation that you’re hesitating over. Go out and celebrate the little victories and think about what your next goal will be on January 1st!
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