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Every December/January, do you set New Year’s Resolutions? Well, by February, 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. So, what’s the point? Right! So, I’m going to say it. It’s time to ditch your New Year’s Resolutions.
But not completely.
If you’re a mom, it’s time to ditch your New Year’s Resolutions (because they mean nothing) and it’s time to start doing some sh*t. These 8 tips will show you how.
Instead of setting lofty goals once a year, why not set reach goals multiple times a year? Last year, I read The 12-Week Year. It was life changing! And I decided to ditch my New Year’s Resolutions and to start setting aggressive 12-week goals.
If you’re ready to ditch your New Year’s Resolutions BUT you want to actually achieve some amazing goals this year, it’s time to adopt a 12-week mentality. Here are 8 steps to ditch your New Year’s Resolutions and still achieve your goals.
8 Steps To Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution
WHAT you really want to achieve. It’s important to be totally honest with yourself about what you want to achieve by the end of 2018. What’s your massive mama goal?
2. Set Your New Year’s Resolution.
Yep, before we ditch the New Year’s Resolutions, you’ve got to know what you’re ditching. You’ve got to get it out of your system.
3. Think SMART goals.
No matter what your New Year’s Resolution is, you need to create SMART goals. S-Specific, M-Measurable, A-Achievable, R-Realistic, and T-Timely. A lot of time we have these really lofty ideas, but they’re intangible. We want to lose weight instead of we want to lose 20 pounds OR we want to be more organized instead of we want to start meal planning every week. Set SMART goals.
4. Ditch that Resolution.
So now, take that resolution and break it into thirds. If you want to lose 20 pounds, break that 20 pounds into 3 sets of 7 pounds. Now, forget the resolution. Your new goal is 7 pounds.
5. Create A 12-Week Year Plan.
Forget your resolution. A year is too big and you’ll totally lose interest. You’re going to break your goals down into 12-week goals. So, every 12-weeks, you’re going to plan to lose 7 pounds, or you’re going to meal plan every week for 12-weeks.
6. Mark Your Calendar.
You need to know exactly when your 12 weeks start and end. When you break your goals into 12-week periods, you’re setting yourself up to win. It’s a helluva lot easier to stay focused for 12 weeks than it is to stay focused for a whole year.
At the end of each 12-week period, you’re going to celebrate whatever you achieve.
8. Rinse + Repeat.
For the next 12-week period, you can either keep your goals from the last 12-week period or you can add new ones. It’s up to you. Just remember to set SMART goals, create a 12-week plan, mark your calendar to keep you honest, and celebrate your wins.
By the end of each 12-week period, you will have achieved more than most people achieve in a WHOLE year. The secret of successful people is that we don’t wait until the end of the year to do great things. We do them right now. You can too. Just follow these 8 steps and you’ll be on your way to ditching your New Year’s Resolutions and charting a 12-week course to achieving your BIGGEST most life-altering goals.
If you’re super interested in the 12-week year, pick up a copy of the book on Amazon. It’s called The 12-Week Year by Brian P. Moran.