The holidays are almost finally over (if you´re in Spain, Jan 6th is the last holiday and it´s almost over) ! They got us over spent, over fed, and completely over it. We´re bloated, fat, happy, fulfilled, grateful but for some even sad, nostalgic or happy to see the holidays end. For most, ready to go back to our routines. But wait! Not just back to our regular ol´routines to our NEW routines, our NEW selves, our NEW year! January is symbolic for fresh starts, new beginnings, clean slates! So when ever you plan on starting this new you venture, whether it be on January 1st or January 7th (or if you´re me, on January 11th) have you started out by asking yourself the right questions about last years goals in order to see what you did wrong? Yes, you did something wrong! There was something you did that stopped you from achieving your goals in their tracks or at least in mid track. Was it your mindset or your environment? Was it something out of your control but fell victim to your sad thoughts and can´t seem to pull yourself out?
By simply asking yourself these key questions, you can begin to see the factors that hindered your progress:
1. What were my goals or theme last year? Did I accomplish them? No? Why not?
If yes, What did I do last year and would the same method work on this years goals?
2. If you partially completed them, why didn’t you finish them? What obstacle came in your way that halted your progress?
3. Was exactly stopped my progress: my thoughts, my motivation, or my environment? Was it a combination of these factors?
4. What do I need this year in order to accomplish my goals? What kind of support, techniques, or tools do I need to make my goals as achievable as possible?
Analyzing last year´s progress or lack thereof can really help you shed light on how to treat this year´s goals. Once you´ve completed your answers , make another date with yourself to do this year´s planning. Remember, you´re worth it so take the time for your planning and your year!
Here´s an awesome year full of accomplishments!
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