12 Jan Have you set your 2022 Goals? Here is some questions you should ask yourself about them
It’s possible you’ve set yourself some new goals for the year. Or maybe you’re about to.
But did you know 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail?
When you are looking at setting new goals or resolutions ask yourself these questions:
- What does this mean to you?
How important is this to you and what will you gain as a result of doing this? imagine that you are already where you want to be: what is different? how will this impact you and those around you?
- What do you need to let go of to make this happen?
Imagine you have achieved what is important to you: step into that version of you who is already there. What do you need to let go of right now to get there? maybe it is a comparison or a belief that you aren’t good enough to do it. Maybe it is a habit which is not supporting the goal.
Take some time to reflect and focus on letting go of the past thoughts and behaviours which no longe serve you.
- Who can support you?
The people around you make a big difference in creating new habits which support you in reaching your goals: who do you have around you who can support you? who do you know who is doing something similar? getting the right social support in place through friends and family or through coaches and others can make a huge difference
- How will you reward yourself for doing this?
When we celebrate our successes: however small, we are helping to embed new habits and our neural pathways are strengthened with the positive dopamine hit. Think about how your celebration links to the goal you are wanting to achieve for example, if you are focused on exercising more consistently a great reward would be a massage or a long bath as this is also focused on your health and wellbeing: making sure the rewards match the behaviour you are wanting to change is key.
- Make a commitment
Consistency doesn’t need to be every day: instead aim for a commitment for example rather than journalling every day there is evidence that 3-4 times a week is as effective so give yourself permission and space to work out what works for you. Allowing yourself the flex to not have to do it every day by making a weekly or monthly commitment can help change your mindset.