It’s arrived – the day where we all get to start afresh with a clean slate.
We’re all waking up and feeling excited at the prospect of what we’ll achieve this year, or at least we will be once the hangover subsides…
But, it’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade and the world is our oyster!
Let’s make sure 2020 is a great year by creating goals that are centre around what is going to make us happy.
Scrap the New Year’s Resolution that you make every year and give up on by mid-January. Instead, focus on small goals that you can build on. You don’t have to make huge shifts in the first two weeks to feel like you’re achieving something! Design your goals so you’re making small changes in the right direction.
You want to lose weight? Make a resolution to start walking for 20 minutes on your lunch break or have a healthy smoothie for breakfast every morning.
You want to save up for an amazing holiday? Make a resolution to choose to save the money instead of going to after work drinks on a Friday or having a takeaway on the weekend.
You want to spend more time with friends and family? Make a resolution to leave work on time at least once a week or to ask to work from home one day a week so you don’t waste time commuting.
Whatever it is, don’t try to go from zero to a hundred in a day! New Year’s Resolutions are a recipe for disaster because we try to make too many changes all at once.
Yes, 2020 can be a great year for us if we push ourselves, but we have a whole year to get to where we want to be. Let’s be realistic about what we can achieve in the short term.