Few days ago I posted and summarized my running accomplishements in 2018.
Today we are having first weekend of New Year. After spoiling ourselves during Christmas Holidays, New Year’s Eve party, spending lots of time with family & friends, having our inner batteries charged, it is worth to set up a new plan and make new year’s resolutions.
I have never done and believed in them as much before. This year I am really into it. My mindset has changed a lot since last year and I really want to make 2019 best year ever, I want you to do so as well!
My list of resolutions is almost completed. I want you to try to make your own and stick with it. While I was making my list, I thought about this guide below that should help me and you in achiving our goals:
- Keep calm and… be honest with yourself
Go somewhere where you can stay on your own, go for a walk/run, go to some new coffee place and write down all your thoughts and feelings.
Be honest. Do not worry, we all have our weak and strong sides. You do not need to lie to yourself. Put down everything you think about. Ask yourself what do you want to improve in your life? What should you change? What should you limit/eliminate? What can you do for others? What do you dream of? What do you want to achieve?
There are many questions and dimensions you can dive into and ask yourself.
- Make a REAL list and carry it everywhere!
Write down everything you want to do this year. Whatever is written, gets more important and memorized by your brain.
Keep this list always with you. Either on your laptop (if you made a digital list) or on a separate paper that you put inside your calendar.
Put it in the place where you can always reach to and check it whenever you are confused or bored. It helps you to track your daily progress.
- Visualise yourself in January 2020
The power of visualization is underestimated. It is imporant to set a plan and stick with it. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the next 365 days. What person can you see?
- Small steps and patience
This is one of the most important element of the whole process and self-developement. You must understand that nothing happens at once. Everything takes time, it is important to be aware of it and to work toward your goals gradually, step by step. Small activity, little change of the habits everyday, makes a difference within a week, month, quarter and year!
- Limit the ’empty’ time to the minimum
Try to limit the time spent on social media. Spend more time with people around you when you are in company. Talk to them. Do not just stare at your mobile. When you wait in the queues/at the airpot/sit in the metro, make the time the most effective for youself – read a book/listen to the podcast/write down few words for your resume/blog, make pictures you can share later, learn few new words of the foreign language you have always wanted to study.
When you count those ’empty’ minutes during the day altogether, you will realize how much time you have wasted. Try to avoid it and use your time effecitvely.
- Do not panic and be responsible for your trips
Nobody is perfect, not everyday we can solve all the problems and tasks of our list. It is ok when sometimes something goes wrong – it is part of learning and a way to develop new skills. Before going to sleep make a honest summary what have you done that day. What have you accomplished? What could you have done better? Do not worry. Tomorrow is another day and new possibilities!
Stick to your plan and do not give up!
- I hope that this list will make you think more clearly and contribute to make best version of youself this year!
If you haven’t written down your resolutions yet, do not worry it is only January 5th today so you can still keep up with and perform.Relax, sit down, write it down and keep track of your daily progress!
Are you in?!