Write down what you want to achieve
What I liked about last year? What I didn’t like about last year? How can I improve it? Where do I see myself in 10 years from now? How can I make relevant goals for my future?
Make the goals SMART, abbreviations for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound.Let say I want to improve my relationships.
- Weak Goal Example: I’m going to improve my relationships.
- SMART Goal Example:
- Specific: I will develop my relationships with David, Sarah, and Mom.
- Measurable: I will call each of these people twice per week. Achievable: I talk to these people regularly, and we always say how it’d be nice to talk more.
- Relevant: I want to deepen my social ties, feel more loved and supported in my life, and support those I love.
- Time-bound: I will stick to this plan for 3 months, then re-evaluate and plan my next steps.
- SMART Goal Example Summary: I will call David, Sarah, and Mum twice per week for 3 months to develop my relationships with them.
4.Prioritize- in each column, the one which will bring you the most result should be number 1 and accordingly do this to each of the goals.However, this doesn’t apply to habits or lifestyle changes. You can make a different column for habits.
If you’ve done all the steps, I mentioned then there you have, an effective and achievable new year resolution.