As the new year approaches, most people will start thinking of the goals they want to accomplish next year. Thinking of writing that book or getting rid of the boxes of files in your office is exciting and motivating. However, as soon as January actually hits its easy to forget about these goals as you frantically try to catch up after the holidays. So how can you set goals for 2014 and actually stick to them when the time comes? Here are 4 quick tips that will help you succeed with your goals:
- Brainstorm what you’d like to get done. Making a list of everything you’d like to accomplish on paper will help you with motivation.
- Narrow down your list. You will most likely be busy when you return from the holidays, so don’t set too many goals at once. Highlight the 3 most important goals (that are big yet realistic) that you would like to accomplish first and focus on those.
- Make a timeline. Writing down a timeline will help you hold yourself accountable when you are slipping back into your normal routine.
- Reward milestones. When you reach a certain point in your timeline, be sure to reward yourself! Get a massage, buy that item of clothing you’ve been wanting, or simply relax for a full day. This will give you an incentive to keep working towards your goal to reach your next milestone.
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