You’ve made it past the bustle of the holiday season. The electricity of it all has died down and it’s time to prep for the year ahead. That’s why now seems like the perfect time to discuss how to set yourself up for success in 2022.
The idea of New Year’s resolutions is a thing of the past. Resolutions can be daunting and unrealistic, begging to be broken by February! Instead, we prefer to set intentions and goals. Read on for our tips on how to achieve your goals this year.
Dream Big, But Be Realistic
Big dreams and goals are great to have! But it helps to break big intentions down into smaller pieces. And that’s because bite-sized goals are more digestible and less discouraging.
What’s even more helpful is to ask yourself some important questions to determine how you can succeed in accomplishing them. Here are a few to get you started:
- What will make you happy, or feel accomplished?
- Is it a measurable goal?
- Where do you want to be at the halfway point of June 2022? And then by December 2022?
- How many steps will it take me to get to my big goal?
- What rewards can I set for each smaller step being achieved?
Organize Your Goals
Setting yourself up for success in 2022 should also include organizing the goals you’ve determined from the questions above. You may not realize it, but you’ve already begun organizing by determining where you want to be in your goal timeline mid-year and end of the year. And you’ve broken your ultimate goal down into steps to climb to achieve it, so you’re off to a great start!
There are some great tools on the market that can help you further organize your life and keep those intentions at the forefront of your mind. If you’re into electronics, the GoodNotes app for iPads and the reMarkable device are both great options.
Whatever your method of choice, writing out and planning your day or week is the best way to organize your thoughts and your time.
Celebrate Your Achievements
It’s ok to have a few missteps. We’re talking about an entire year of steps to get to your goals! But when you do stray off the path towards your intentions, take note of why that happened. If you can determine the why of it all, then you can learn about yourself and what does not work for you. That is equally as important as the win!
Having said that, it is important to celebrate the wins. Small wins are no small feat! Be kind to yourself and acknowledge something you’ve accomplished. And give yourself a much-earned reward.
Onward & Upward
How to set yourself up for success in 2022 comes down to being willing, prepared, and determined! Additionally, you don’t have to start in January. Start when you are ready and prepared to see it through.
If you’re a guest at The Webster Apartments, then you know you are surrounded by a supportive community of women! Choosing the right people to be around us helps keep us accountable and moving towards success.