The whole new year new you ish

Hello beautiful! How are you? I hope you were able to celebrate the holidays in whatever way you wanted too. Welcome to 2016!

I am sure that you have seen a million and one blog posts about new year resolutions? Well here’s one more but with a twist. First off let me start off by saying that you’re awesome and in no way need to have a ‘new you’. Got that? Good! I get so annoyed (no offense to anyone) with the whole bandwagon that we’re all meant to jump upon because it’s the start of a new year. It’s great if you just survive an entire year….but maybe that’s just me. However, if you want to accomplish a few things that your heart desires, then more power to you. Just don’t feel pressure to do anything you don’t want to do.

If you would like to create and complete goals, here are a few of my tips that you might find useful

Be realistic!

Yes my beautiful friends, we are often bombarded with a lot of things to do and see that we think we can do it all. Which we can; just not all at once. For example, don’t say you’d like to lose 3 stone (just under 50 lbs) this year when you have a demanding job and very active social life. A more realistic goal may be to aim for half that number or less. Do what you realistically can manage.

Set a date

When you put a date to a goal, it tells your brain that you’re serious and it’s not a wishful dream that you want to do some day in the future. A date adds weight to it and it means you can…

Chunk it down

Yes a goal on it’s own can be overwhelming, but if you chunk it down into small pieces, it makes it a lot easier and fun! Plus the additon of the date gives you a timeline to work with. Going back to the weight loss goal and you look at all the components you will be able to see which parts you can chop up smaller.

Ask for help

There’s a wealth of information out there and it can be daunting. If you feel that you need to enlist the help of those in the know; whether it’s a friend who has done it before or pay an expert then go do it. Success always footprints….follow them!

Finally, make it fun!

There’s nothing more soul destroying than do something that’s boring and monotonous. If you realise that going to the gym is not for you but you like dancing, find a dance class to join. You’re more inclined to stick at your goal if you enjoy it.

So to recap, do what you want and if my tips helps…great. Just always remember that….

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I can go on and on but I think you get the picture. Let me know if you would like me to write more about this topic and if you have any tips to share, please share in the comments.

As always thanks for reading and commenting.

Until next time

x

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  1. Shona Harding

    I usually only set my ‘time goals’ for the end of the year and I have never thought of completing them before that time! I might have to start doing that with some of my goals!
    Shona

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    1. majeang

      Well it’s what works for you. Try it out you may or may not like it 🙂

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  2. mc

    Great tips! have a wonderful year =)
    -m.yang
    http://www.looksbymc.com

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    1. majeang

      Thank you! Same to you 🙂

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  4. Kirsty

    Great post – totally agree with you – I always find breaking down goals into manageable ‘mini-goals’ makes them so much easier! Also – your final tip made me laugh – I love dancing, and have learnt so many different dance styles in my efforts to avoid the gym! This type of post is always nice and uplifting – keep it up, I’ll be following!
    Kirsty x
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    1. majeang

      Oh thank you! Good job with the dancing…love it!x

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  5. Adaleta

    Lots of great advice and definitely things to note for the new year. I definitely want to be more realistic xx adaatude.com

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