So I have learned that if you set 1 or 2 weekly goals for yourself it's so much easier to stay accountable than when you set 10 goals for the month, also keep your goals simple and realistic too don't set yourself up for failure.
Start with something you want to accomplish, write it down of course but also set an exact time of the day you want to dedicate to accomplish your goal and if you can set up an alarm too I know a reminder always helps me what can I say my brain is old lol, make your goals a priority same as when you make an appointment or a date or RSV for a party because when something is important to you, you look forward to it you even go shopping for a new outfit and of course you write it down on your calendar to make sure you don't forget right? Well it really helps when you treat your goals with such importance too.
For example my 1st goal this week was to drink more water so I set my goal to drink exactly 64 ounces of water a day and ta da keeping track of the ounces keeps me refilling my water bottle throughout the day.
My 2nd goal was to go for a 1 hour walk Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and today Friday, so you see what I did there I wrote down the exact days of the week that I know I will have time. Then I got my son to set the same goal for himself because the only time I could do this is at 8:00 PM and it's really dark at that time and plus I get to spend quality time with him genius right? (insert a Grinch smile here) I also set up my alarm to go off at 7:45 pm so I can drop what I'm doing and by that I mean put my phone away or turn off the TV and get ready for my walk and believe me it has never been easier to accomplish my goals, of course I still need to complete tonight's walk but I'm excited and I'm really looking forward to it.
I know this all sounds like it's common sense that this is the way setting up a goal should work but trust me this is the first time I have actually completed my goals and the only thing I did different this time was setting up an actual "time" of the day for my walk and setting up an actual "amount" of water I wanted to drink during the day.
So if you have never done this I urge you to try it, and you can thank me later!
Step 1: Write your goals down be as specific as you can and place it somewhere you can see it throughout the day and don't make other plans that will interfere with your goals.
Step 2: Set up an exact time, date, place, amount etc. etc. and don't forget to set up your alarm reminder too.
Step 3; Include family, friends, pets, someone that can help you stay accountable and don't feel guilty for making yourself and your goals a priority (I know this has been a problem for me in the past).
The days are full of possibilities choose wisely, make your days count!