8 March 2017

How to Smash your goals

We're three months into 2017 and regardless of the state of your resolutions, it's never too late to start working towards a new goal. Whether it's a resolution, something you've given up for lent or just something you'd like to achieve this year, I've got 5 ways you can smash your goals this year!


It's got to that point in the year now where you're either a) truly smashing your New Years resolutions already, b) off to a slow start but still dedicated to make it work (possibly using Lent to try and get the ball rolling again) or c) have completely given up altogether. If you fall into category a, then go you, I think I've got some tips to help you keep up the amazing work. If it's c, then I'm not sure how much I can help you, but you must have come here for a reason, right? And if it's b, then this is the post for you!



Be Realistic!


I get that you want to run a marathon in your lifetime or reach 250,000 subs on YouTube but you have to be realistic with your goals. Chances are you probably won't be participating in the London Marathon if you haven't excercised since your last P.E. lesson 6 years ago! 

Make goals that are possible, but maybe slightly out of reach. Something that could happen but needs motivation and dedication to make it work. Maybe to run 10K in the next year or reach your first 1000 subs on YouTube instead. It's all about pushing yourself but not killing yourself in the process.

Write them down, and pin it in plain sight


If you've got something you really want to achieve this year but think laziness will get in your way, then make sure you've written down your goal and pinned it somewhere you'll look daily. Something as small as a sticky note on your bedroom door will work. Even if you don't read it physically, you'll know what it says and start to associate your goal with it everytime you see it. If that doesn't motivate you to start working on your goals, then the guilt of not achieving will have you working harder next time!

Give yourself a deadline


There's one thing saying "my new years resolution is to eat healthy", that's great, the intention is there. But with a deadline of 12 months time, it's likely you'll find yourself saying "I'll start next moneth" then "oh the diet starts Monday" before forgetting altogether. Setting deadlines will help you achieve your goals by motivating you to work faster. Tell yourself that by the end of each month you must cut out 2 unhealthy things from your diet, this will make the transition easier but more rewarding at the same time!




Stay Focused


I love that you have 10 goals and multiple things you want to achieve this year. But unless you have no friend, sleep little and have all the time in the day, it just won't work! Consider you want to run 10K for Comic Relief and reach 1,000 subs on YouTube. Once you consider how much time, effort and dedication it needs to achieve these two things alone, then factor in your Career/School, social engagements and general obsticles life throws your way, it's just not feasible.

Stay focused, pick big goal or a couple of smaller goals that you know you can work at without restricting other assets in your life. It's better to succeed at one goal than to fail at many!

Believe in Yourself


I guess this goes back to being realistic and focused, but if you don't have faith in your ability, motivation and dedication to work hard and achieve then what's the point? Blunt, I know. But you need to truly believe that you CAN and you WILL smash your goals! Picking something you know is achievable with the hard work that you know you can give will be the most rewarding in the long run! Believe that you can do what you've set out to do!


You know, these tips are super simple and really quite obvious when you think about it! But I'd put money on the fact you disregarded most of them when you chose your New Years Resolution this year! In 2016 that's exactly what I did and got to about June before I quit my losses.


Let me know in the comments below if you have any more tips or tricks that you have been using to help smash your goals this year. I'm always up for learning new ways to kick ass!

Love always,
Melissa

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  1. 250000 on Youtube within 6 months? I wish! Love, pugs and kisses! Iga http://www.igaberry.com

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