New Year's Resolution contest: Are you winning?

Author KevinPorter
Collection A healthy life.

As we near the middle of the year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the resolutions that many of us set four months ago. How are your New Year resolutions coming along? If you’re still on track with your goals, then keep at it! But if you’re like most of us who have slipped a little, then it’s no better time than now to reevaluate what you’re shooting for. Here are a few tips to get you back on track, or to help get you started!

Whether you want to focus on the same goals you made at the beginning of the year, or if you want to start fresh, identify which goals are easiest. Which ones are you most motivated towards? Selecting the goals that you will work on first will help you build the confidence you need towards the other more difficult goals.

I also recommend working towards one goal. After that’s accomplished, move on to the next. There’s no use getting overwhelmed by too many goals at one time.

Some people think that goal setting is like throwing a boomerang. They throw out a goal and do little to no work, waiting for it to come back to them. Goal setting is more like throwing a football. You throw it up really high and far, and then you run to catch it. You might not reach it before it hits the ground, but at least you worked towards it. When reaching for a goal, you are accountable to yourself. Find ways to work towards your goals each week, even if it’s only a little bit. If it helps, set smaller goals each week that are part of your bigger goal.

Remember, If you find yourself falling behind in your goals, it’s OK. Don’t beat yourself up. Take time to think of whether or not the goals are realistic. If they aren’t, then change them. Work towards something that you know is possible to work towards.

What are some of the goals that you’re reaching towards? Post a comment below, and thanks for reading!

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