Are you making New Year’s Resolutions? Setting Goals? Following the traditional script seen year to year as we approach the beginning of a new year? I’ve never been much for setting resolutions, myself.
Here are the top 5 resolutions typically made:
- Exercise more
- Save money
- Eat more healthfully
- Lose weight
- Reduce stress
The truth is about 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. I remember witnessing this a few years ago while going to a big box gym. It was hard to find a place to park in January. By February things had returned to normal. Most people don’t follow through because they haven’t really thought through the why of a resolution, don’t have a plan or a systematic approach to follow through. I’ve thought about this a lot as we are coming to the end of 2020. I want to encourage you to take a different approach. Slow down. There’s nothing magic about leaping into something January 1. Sit in silence with a pen and pad and take the time to review 2020. While there were many things out of our control, there were still many things we could control. While doing your review can you see what no longer serves you? Did you complete the things you set out to doin 2020? If you didn’t complete your goals in 2020 you’re not yet ready for goals in 2021.
Instead of making that tired old list of resolutions, take some time to think about who you want to be and how you want to show up in the world in 2021. In my coaching community we just say “Who You Be?” I know it’s not grammatically correct. Here’s an example from my list for 2021. I be a woman who is healthy, fit and vibrant. In order to be that I have to care for my body, mind and spirit. It informs my actions and how I use my time. For me that means clean eating-real whole foods, lots of vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. For me it means a commitment to work out six days a week. For me it means getting 7-8 hours of sleep. For me it means daily meditation, prayer and time to write. My actions are clearly in front of me and in my calendar. After you have taken that look back at 2020, face forward and look at 2021 and answer the question, “who I be?” then set about listing the things you will do in order to make it a reality. Is it a mindset shift, habit change, accountability? We all need those things in order to make changes. I help my clients dig deep to figure out the why, what they want and who they be. I help them with the insights that shift mindset, systematic habit change and accountability. Together we create long term sustainable changes that last past the second week in February. If you’d like some help and support answering the question, “who I be?”, Text me here and let’s have a conversation. 614-359-6521 Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!