My angel, can you believe that 2022 is right around the corner?

A new year invites a renewed sense of motivation as we open up to a fresh chapter and a blank page. I find there’s no better time to reflect on the year that’s been, and really take some time to dive deep on how you’re tracking with your personal goals and vision.

Having said that, there’s a lot of pressure around the whole “new year, new me” concept. We can easily fall into the trap of placing too many expectations on ourselves come January 1, only to fall off track a few weeks in. We’ve all been there, feeling deflated and like we have already failed, and doesn’t that just set the completely wrong tone for the year you’re looking forward to?

It’s important to set goals that challenge you and encourage growth, but are also achievable and realistic. Here are a few of my tips when it comes to setting goals you’ll feel good about (and actually achieve).

1. Focus on the bigger picture.

You can set yourself a weight loss goal, a savings goal, a new habit you want to create. And you can achieve it all, too! But when you envision yourself reaching your goal, how will it improve your life and how does it make you feel? This feeling is what will connect you to all of your goals and resolutions, and will give you a purpose for sticking with them. Hold onto it, write it somewhere, remember it - it’s the key to keeping you going on those days when you feel like giving up.

 2. Be realistic with your lifestyle.

Once you understand the bigger picture around your goals, take some time to evaluate your current lifestyle and the realistic changes you can make to support these goals. Start small if you need to and grow from there, it’s all about sustainability! 

3. Hold yourself accountable.

Daily, weekly, monthly. Whatever works best for you, be intentional with creating some dedicated time for yourself to keep track of your progress. Noone else will do this part for you, and it’s not always glamorous or easy (that’s why it’s so important to know and remember the big picture).

4. Celebrate your wins.

Big or small, please remember to celebrate each one of your wins my darling. Goals are there to help keep you on track with achieving your big picture plans and any step in the right direction is worth recognising and rewarding yourself for! 

You’ve got this. I love you,

Alexz. xo

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