Set SMART Goals
Don't Just Write It, Share It
I love putting pen to paper for everything...including my goals! But, you should do more than just write it down for yourself. You should share your goal with others. That way they can help hold you accountable. This can include roommates, spouses, SOs, coworkers, etc. And, you might actually motivate someone to join in on your goal, or start their own goal-crushing journey!
Break It Up
I would not set a goal for myself of running a marathon without breaking it up into smaller goals, say, some 5k's, 10k's and half-marathons. I guess I could've used a half-marathon as an example. Why? Because that is my current goal. I want to train for a half-marathon before transfer day (i.e. putting a baby inside of me) So, each week I have a set number of runs to complete. As long as I can keep it up with these runs, the half-marathon is looking pretty good!
Set A Date
Instead of just saying I want to run a half-marathon, my husband and I have set a date (December 31). Honestly, I'm a little nervous for this goal, but I know we can do it. We don't have a goal of hitting a certain pace or completing in a certain time. In fact, I don't even want to focus on whether or not we will run the entire thing. I want to finish it. Even if that means run/walk. December 31st here we come!!!
Don't go setting a half-marathon goal for this week if you haven't run in over a year! LOL
Commit and Discipline Yourself
This is the biggest one. You have to commit yourself to your goal. If you say you are going to do something, find a way to do it. Have a plan, and then a back-up plan. And, have the discipline to accomplish your goal. You see, at the start of your goal you might be motivated to start working towards your goal. But that will only get you so far. You need to have the discipline to carry you through.
We have just over a month until the last day of the year. Think of how you can jump start your 2019 goals by starting today. What do you want to accomplish between now and the end of they year.