Why set goals?
1. You can improve so much faster than you’d think
Doing something every day can make such a huge improvement, honestly. When you look back at where you were and how far you’ve come in only a week or a month, you’ll be amazed!
2. Making a visible improvement makes you feel great
Like I said before, doing something every day can make such a big difference. Looking at how far you’ve come is a huge confidence booster.
How to stick to goals
1. Make them doable
Instead of making a goal like “this month, I will do the splits” say “this month, I will stretch every day”. Instead of trying to do a specific thing, focus on the steps.
2. Write them down
Having what you need/want to do all sitting on a piece of paper in front of you makes it so much easier to deal with it. Having goals lying clearly in front of me makes me feel so much less stressed. I’ve started bullet journaling this week using this video by Doddlevloggle, and it’s been working really well so far!
3. Reward yourself
Giving myself a little treat after completing, say, a weekly goal motivates me to stick to it. Even just taking time to do something like go watch a movie can motivate you to do a little to reach your goal every day.
4. Be firm, but kind to yourself
You can only do as much as you can.
Say your goal is to write something every day. If you’ve already had a really long day and you’re just too tired to do any more. It’s okay to take a day off, or to just do a really small piece of writing.
However, if you just don’t feel like writing that day, it’s important to write something even if it’s quite small. The harder you work, the better the results!
5. Cute stationary
Okay, hear me out on this one. Honestly, when I have a little journal or notepad that makes me smile to look at, it makes me want to look at my to-do list more than a plain journal or piece of paper would.
If you have any tips for sticking to goals, please let me know!