Best 5 Steps to Reframe Your New Year Resolutions for Success

Tina Trevino's Latin Biz Today New Year's Goals

There are so many great goals that we can try to incorporate into our lives that can really provide lasting benefits.

The start of the new year marks an opportunity to reflect on our lives and think about where we see ourselves in the future. New Year resolutions sometimes get a bad rap and make us feel as though we’re putting huge amounts of pressure on ourselves and encouraging unrealistic goals, but that’s because a resolution typically means a decision that you make either to do something or not do something with no clear path or playbook on how to achieve the resolution. That’s why so many people’s resolutions taper off by the time they hit the 2nd or 3rd month of the new year. That overwhelming feeling of not making any measured steps of progress sets us up for failure.

Latin Biz Today's Tina Trevino, New Years at the marsh A resolution can be a great catalyst to setting a new year’s goal for prioritizing your health, wellness, or business success. The focus of a new goal whether it’s personal or business oriented should be more about adapting new habits slowly into your routine and making the final goal something that fits naturally into your life without looking like a complete overhaul.

The path may sometimes get a little rocky, but with the 5 key steps below, you can better stay on task to meet your goal.

1. Change your resolution into a goal.

If you’re starting with a with a broad resolution, turn it into a goal by making it more specific and action oriented. For example, if you want to change your career, increase your salary, or turn a side hustle into a major source of income – this can be your main goal. You then need to create a list of smaller, manageable milestones that will be your roadmap to achieving the main goal.

2. The best goals are laid out clearly.

The more specific you are in setting up the steps to take to achieve your goal, the more likely you’ll be able to accomplish them. Large goals take time to execute and need lots of planning. By seeing your goal as a step-by-step process, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment every time you can cross off a step on your list. Make the steps very specific so that you can achieve that final goal. Break down the goal into manageable bite size pieces where you can track your progress and stay focused. You’ll be able to keep working toward your goal in a step-by-step way that feels measurable and executable.

3. Study up

Do your homework on the steps that you need to take to achieve your goal.  Each step you create should be well thought out as to what you’ll need to cross it off your list. Is it something that needs mentorship, additional education, capital, networking, or maybe just some deep dive on-line research. Know what is involved for each step so that you are prepared for what it will take whether it be time or money.

4. Keep your goals somewhere in plain sight.

When your goals are literally in front of you, it’s hard to ignore them. Keep a post-it notes on your computer monitor for when you start your workday or on your bathroom mirror to see when you wake up in the morning. You can also make a notification that pops up on your phone’s home screen or set it up in your digital calendar with a regular alert.

5. Be mindful of tracking your progress.

Tracking your progress is equally important. Have a physical or digital document that you can update regularly with accomplishments so that you can monitor every step of the way. Setbacks are also important to track because you’ll learn so much from mistakes or leads that didn’t work out. It’s all part of the journey to achieving your goal. The more time you see your goals materialize and journal the process, the more likely you will be to meet that big final goal.

Tina's New Year's Goals Latin Biz TodayThere are so many great goals that we can try to incorporate into our lives that can really provide lasting benefits.

Here’s a list of a some to consider:

  • Create a healthier sleeping routine
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Make more time for family & friends
  • Create a household/business budget and review your spending habits
  • Try a new recipe each week
  • Prioritize annual medical check-ups, screenings, dental cleanings & eye exams
  • Incorporate 20 minutes of activity in your day from parking further away, taking the stairs, or actively getting outside and walking.
  • Jumpstart a new career
  • Drink enough water daily
  • Learn a new skill or refresh one that you already are familiar with from playing an instrument, painting, furniture refinishing, gardening, a 2nd language,
  • Clean your closets, cabinets & drawers and donate items to goodwill
  • Invest in your skincare. Take the time to treat it right morning & night.
  • Eat healthier. Remove processed foods from your daily diet.
  • Be kind, stay positive, smile more.
  • Give yourself compliments & affirmations regularly

Let’s make this year the best year yet!

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