I'll let you in on a little secret—I've been known to procrastinate from time to time. Okay, it's not that big of a secret. I mean, I did write a whole blog post about it. But still. It's a thing.
If always left to my own devices, I might just procrastinate my day away, accomplishing very little in the way of my goals. Luckily for me, I’ve got a secret weapon in my back pocket: an accountability partner.
Well, Glow Getters, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, and after a couple weeks of overindulging, both with your diet at holiday gatherings and with your wallets shopping for gifts (for others or for yourself – no judgment here), you’re probably looking forward to a fresh start when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. If you’re like me, you’ve heard (and cringed at) the phrase “New Year, New Me” countless times in the past couple weeks. The saying itself may be trite, but it’s gained traction for a reason – the new year is a great time to evaluate where we’ve been and where we’d like to go.
Before we make our resolutions, let’s take some time to reflect on the past year and think about our goals for the one coming up. This guide will get you ready to make New Year’s Resolutions that actually mean something to you, making them more easy to attain.
As we’ve heard before, only 8% of us are actually successful at keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Yikes! This type of stat often keeps many from even making New Year’s resolutions at all. However, that’s not the best strategy either: statistics show that people who explicitly state their resolutions are ten times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t.
Today, I’ll tell you how to B. SMART when you’re making goals. B. SMART is an acronym that stands for Bold, Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Using this formula to articulate our goals makes them easier to stick to by leaving no room for ambiguity about what we want to do.