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SPARKS’ 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS!
You have worked hard for an entire month to help make your dreams a reality. By now, you are well on your way to achieving all of your goals. Use what you’ve learned here to keep going and set new goals in the future.
You do a lot for others, but tend to neglect yourself. Give yourself the care, attention and love that you need. Your goals are important and you deserve to take time for yourself each day in order to achieve them.
SPARKS’ 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS On a calendar or spreadsheet, place a BIG sticker, star or checkmark on every day that you met your goals or took positive action steps. Over time, your calendar will become a visual reminder of your progress toward that long-term goal. It will also remind you that the occasional bad day doesn’t have a major effect in the long-run.
People will try to persuade you to go against your plan, whether they feel guilty themselves or jealous of you. Ignore them. Share your goals with positive people and stay away from these topics around the negative ones.
Today, look back on your progress and reevaluate your goals. Are you on track with your timeline? Is your goal still important? Are you motivated? Make changes to your goals, if necessary, to keep the momentum going strong!
This can be a simple notebook or a computer document. Use it to track your progress, record your successes and learn from your mistakes. When you have a bad day, use it to remember why you chose these goals and how far you’ve come!
Share Your Goals With Family and Friends for Invaluable Support and Assurance!
Confiding in them is a powerful motivator for helping you remain consistent and persistent. Some may be willing to modify their own lives to help you giving up soda or watching the kids while you hit the gym, for example.
Deadlines turn wishes into goals. Given yourself adequate time to complete each action step and chose a date when you hope to reach your overall goal. If you haven’t started working on your goals yet, today is the day!
For example, a healthy eating resolution may involve: learning more about good nutrition, visiting a dietitian, finding ways to adapt your recipes, buying containers to pack lunches, learning how to prepare new foods, and planning extra time for shopping and cooking. Don’t overwhelm yourself with every action step at once, but focus on a few things each day.
Post your written goals in places where you’ll see them often – on your fridge, in a picture frame on your desk, as a bookmark, and in your wallet. These reminders will help you stay focused and on track!
**Love this one too! Reminders of our goals – what we “see” is so often what “we” will think and follow through on!
Are your goals specific and positive? Rather than vowing “to exercise” for example, reword each goal so that it is clear and measurable: I WILL walk 30 minutes every day. I WILL complete a 5K race. I WILL do a yoga DVD twice a week
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