Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution
So you started New Years with a bang – new gym membership, strict diet plan, and without doubt, new business goals. Great! Is your February as impressive as your January? Struggling to maintain effort and ambition?
Whatever your goals for 2018, here are a few tips to help keep you on track with your resolution(s) throughout the year:
Mindset – Find time to meditate. Before you start your day, spend at least one hour listening to motivational speakers and reading positive affirmations. Stay focused on what motivated you to make a change in the first place. Remember your why and what about it brought you to the conclusion that a change needed to be made, and let that be your daily motivation.
Discipline – Put into action what you’ve set your mind to do. Resist seemingly innocent distractions that can quickly get you off track. It’s easy to lose focus when you allow anti-productive activity and people to interfere with your schedule. Adhering to a strict schedule will enable you to overcome procrastination and keep you on top of your A-game!
Track your progress – Keeping track of your progress will give you a visual of where you were, to where you are now. This is such a big confidence builder because seeing results today increases your motivation for tomorrow. Just remember, it takes consistency, especially in the beginning, for results to begin to manifest. Depending on your goal(s), this could take up to 90 days. Be realistic with your expectations when reviewing your current status. Then, go back to Mindset in tip #1 and remember your why to keep you going.
Reward yourself – Yes, some things should be done anyway, but why not give yourself some extra incentive and periodically celebrate your accomplishments quarterly, once or twice a month, or every weekend if it so pleases you! If an employer can provide its employees with perks for performing a job well-done, why not you, the entrepreneur, provide incentives for yourself? You pay yourself, so treat yourself, because you can, because you’re the boss!
Be THANKFUL - Always, always, be thankful for being capable of accomplishing your goals. If you’re alive, have breath in your lungs, and the energy to read this article, you have so much to be thankful for! Whether you start with having little, or more than most, you are capable of changing your life, and that’s something to be thankful for. Being thankful helps us to be humble to our cause and encourages us to keep things in perspective. When you can appreciate that you’re capable of making change, you won’t want to have any excuse to not finish what you’ve started.
Give yourself the best opportunity to make 2018 your very best year yet. Be brave enough to believe you can, courageous enough to face every fear, and strong enough to overcome every obstacle. Take on 2018 like the champion you know you are!
Kimika is a holistic health practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach whose mastered the art of piquing interest in even the most pessimistic mindsets. She studied holistic health at the Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, CA, and proceeded to start up her own mobile and online holistic practice, servicing all of San Diego, Orange, and Riverside county. Passionate about educating and empowering others on how to live vibrantly from the inside out, the world of holistic healing was a natural fit. With encouragement from friends and colleagues, Kimika started Wholistic Inner G January, 2017, and has also been part of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bettering our community through philanthropic and volunteer opportunities since April, 2016. Grateful for every opportunity to change a life, Kimika makes sure that every client is fully supported every step along their journey to optimal health and wellness, creating the best of client-mentor relationships.