Why do we make these long list of goals every year filled with “objectives” we never achieve? Whether it’s a personal or professional goal most of us abandon our goals or “new years resolutions” before coming remotely close to accomplishing them. The response is usually, “I’ll do it later”, “I have a lot on my plate right now”, or “it’s harder than I thought”, but maybe the goals we are setting are just not realistic, or measurable, or SMART or time-driven.
Most people tend to focus their goals in common areas, like losing weight or eliminating financial debt, two areas many will argue are the most difficult and time consuming. But goals are really “objectives” towards which effort is directed, so naturally some will be hard while others will be easy; you just need to have the mindset to get there.
HERE ARE 7 GOALS EVERYONE SHOULD
HAVE ACCOMPLISH FOR 2016:
Another year means another chance at eating better! Eat better not only because it’s the latest trend among popular social media sites but simply because your life depends on it! As the years age, so does out bodies which means we need to work twice as hard to keep them healthy. You don’t need to become a vegan or a vegetarian, eating better can be as simple as incorporating more fruits, veggies and whole grain into your diet daily.
Keep calm and save your money! Wether your planning your dream wedding, buying your first car or making a down payment on a new apartment, saving money is a great first step towards making your dreams and goals a reality. An amount as small as $10 a week is a step in the right direction.
TAKE A TRIP.
Take advantage of your vacation days and take a trip! Yes, you have a lot on your plate right now and would like to move up in the company this year but your mind and body deserves a break. Besides, the number one rule of all successful people is to have a healthy work/life balance. You mind and body will Thank You, as you will return to work even more productive and relaxed than before.
Treat yourself to something nice, wether it’s a trip to the spa or a splurge on a luxury item, give yourself something that will make you happy!
TAKE TIME OFF.
Take time off from work you deserve it! Wether it’s a day or a weekend, time away from work emails, conference calls, meetings and social media is good for your physical and mental health.
Shorts, bathing suits and sandals, summer will be here again before we know it; time to get our bodies ready! No, I’m not saying you need to loose those 20 pounds you have on your list of goals every year that it just some how out of reach, I’m saying that we need to get in shape. Prepare our bodies for those for those long spring/summer runs in the park, bike rides through the city, outdoor swimming lessons and other warm weather friendly activities we have planned for this year. A simple 15-minute a day workout routine is good enough.
If your already in a relationship and in love, congratulations you made it to another year. But for all my fellow singles out there, we need to get serious about our #RelationshipGoals for 2016. I know life as a single person has many benefits, including building a healthy relationship with yourself but a loving relationship can enhance many aspects of your life as well, from your emotional and mental well-being to your physical health and overall happiness. Be more open minded and be willing to take risks!