Setting New Years Resolutions
Some helpful tips on how to set your New Years' resolutions realistically with purpose instead of just the same old goals year after year. Before actually setting onto your intentions for the year I want you to consider a few things, how do you want to feel in 2022? Do you want to look different? Spend your time more wisely? Or do you simply want to realign your goals and refocus your attention on the truly important things? Take some time to reflect on this past year and journal about all the things you want to change in the coming year.
Setting new intentions for the new year can be a truly tricky task so I suggest creating a space of comfort for yourself, sit down in your favorite chair with some soothing chamomile tea, a cozy blanket, light a candle or some incense, and a journal to write all your thoughts in. Now let's do some visualizations together.
I want you to picture where you want to be at this exact same time next year. The people you want to be with, where you want to be, how you want to feel etc. be as descriptive as possible when describing what your future self should look and feel like.
Now that you've looked forward, let's look back. I want you to write down your regrets and your accomplishments over this past year, no matter how big or small. How could you have fixed that problem or maybe how can you recreate that amazing feat? This is the truly hard part, looking at your flaws and weaknesses is never easy so I want you to be truly and brutally honest with yourself and don't hold back with your accomplishments, even something as setting new boundaries with an old roommate can be a huge step in the right direction.
Once you are finished let's try to break these down into your dreams and desires for 2020. I want you to write out all of the goals you have for yourself, again no matter how big or small. Now, let's take that list and make a plan, too often we come up with goals that are just a little beyond our reach in a matter of a year so let's do a 1-year goal, a 5-year goal, and a 10-year goal.
I'll give you an example using my list. My list consists of having X amount of sales, Pay for a trip using just my store commission, having a small shop downtown, and finally being able to sit back and relax and have someone else manage all my daily tasks while I focus on making products and I would like to do all this while homeschooling my daughter. Now let's put all of this into our new list to make things more doable.
1-year goal: Have X amount of sales & pay for a family vacation
5-year goal: Have a small shop downtown
10-year goal: Be able to hire help
Now under each category, I want you to write out steps in which you think each goal could be achievable. So if my 1-year goal is to have X amount sales and pay for a vacation then I might want to look into where we want to go so I have that price point in mind, then with that price point, I know how much I need to make in sales a month and then make a plan about how to go about doing it, like marketing strategies or ways to boosts sales. Next is my 5-year goal, now I know a shop is what I want but 1 year is just a little too soon. Being realistic in your goals is key, getting a storefront takes a lot of research and knowledge and due to having a curious toddler, I know that 1 year for that specific goal is highly unlikely. Lastly, you have your 10-year goal, now this last goal might change but it doesn't hurt to plan it all out now.
And you're done! your New Years Resolution is right in front of you! Still not quite sure what's going on? I'll help, in my year one category I wrote "have X amount of sales and pay for a family vacation" so my new years' resolution to focus on expanding my business and marketing strategies but I don't want it to take over my home life, I have a little one to homeschool so my New Years resolution would be to spend my time more wisely, limit "work" to Monday through Friday with only 5-6 hours a day. This will give me the time I need to focus on my business but also give my daughter the time she needs with me.
Was this helpful? Share your findings with me, I can't wait to hear all about your New Years' resolutions!