What do you want for 2015?
As 2014 draws to a close, we may begin setting goals of what we want to achieve in 2015.
Setting goals and resolutions is good. It focuses our eyes and hearts to climbing the next step of where we want or seek to be in life.
These resolutions will be different for each of us.
Some of us may want to focus more on our fitness. It may be to lose 5 pounds, or to make the promise of heading to the gym 3 – 4 days a week.
Some of us may want to focus more on our diet. It may be to eat more veggies and fruits, to eat less take outs (no mater how convenient it is!), or to learn how to cook.
For others, the resolution may be as simple as to spend more time in the day with ourselves, connecting to our hearts and having that 10 minutes of peace.
The reality is…
These are all good goals and resolutions to have.
Too often, we get all fired up in January, and we start on a high in doing our resolutions.
But, then in February, life happens, and we sometimes start making excuses and our resolutions become pushed to the back of our minds.
By the time March rolls around we’re back to where we started.
The fact of life is, there will be things that get in the way of our goals. So today’s video blog post is to give you my top 3 solutions in how to not lose steam in committing and working towards your 2015 resolutions
1. Focusing on the ‘why’ instead of the ‘what’
In order to be resolute on our resolutions, focus on the reason of why you desire to have that goal instead of the goal itself.
Focus on the ‘why’ instead of the ‘what’.
What was the motive that motivated you to have that resolution in the first place?
Is there a greater reason beyond than just achieving the goal?
It’s more than just fitting into those skinny jeans…
For instance, if your resolution for 2015 is to lose weight, ask yourself why do you want lose weight?
If the motive is to look good or to fit into those skinny jeans, that is okay, but don’t let that be the primary motivation. Since, once that goal is achieved, would you still be motivated to keep up your exercise routine?
-Instead, as yourself why would you prioritize in going to the gym or exercising regularly?
-Is it because you want to have more energy to go about your day? Or you feel healthier and able to focus better?
If your resolution is to dedicate more time for yourself, ask why is ‘me-time’ important to you?
-Is it because you sometimes feel lost or drained if you don’t have time to reconnect to yourself?
If your goal is to be more disciplined. Ask yourself why is it important to be disciplined?
-Does being disciplined allow you to get work done in the appropriate time?
2. How can your 2015 resolution benefit others?
Rather than only focusing on how achieving the goal will benefit ourselves, ask also: is there a way that I can frame this resolution so that others will benefit from it too?
For instance, in scheduling regular exercise, you will have more energy and feel healthier. As a result of these benefits, you will be a better version of yourself and therefore have more to give to your work, family, and friends.
In scheduling regular time for yourself, you will be able to replenish your authentic energy and from this you can be more present when you are spending time with your loved ones.
Usually when we take the time to reflect on why we want to achieve a goal, the reasons that will keep your motivation high involves how you can use that goal to serve the people around you.
So, I encourage you to frame your resolution in a way that would benefit the people around you.
Since, our lives are not only for ourselves, but we also live in connection with others. It’s what makes life special, the moments in our life are more memorable with others.
3. Share with others your Resolutions!
By sharing with others our resolutions and reasons for it, we can hold each other accountable.
Here is your Wellness to Go from today’s Soulful Sunday.
When deciding on your resolutions:
- What do you want for 2015? Is there something you want to achieve in life? Or Is there an area of your life that you want to work on improving?
- Focus on your reasons for wanting to achieve the goal.
- Could this resolution benefit others?
- Share with others what your resolutions are and your motivation for it, so that they can keep you accountable!
- Join the 2015 Wellness Resolution campaign!
I hope that these tips serve you well as you work on committing & achieving your 2015 resolutions.