It’s a new year, and we know what that means. It’s time to crush our goals and intentions and get to work on everything we say we are going to do all year long. The New Year gives us a burst of inspiration to get clear on what we really want and a clean slate to go for it.
The only problem is, sometimes there is so much we want to do that the first few weeks of a new year can feel almost paralyzing. We have our career aspirations, fitness goals, travel inspiration and ideas, not to mention personal intentions, books we want to read, things we want to learn; the list goes on!
I think it is very natural to get stuck in that place of semi-panic after the New Year, feeling like there is so much to accomplish and not enough time in the day to do it. That’s why it’s important to have a plan of attack when it comes to all that we want to do and also the mindset of being easy on ourselves. Nothing great stems from being stressed out—take it from me; I’ve been there a few times too many!
Today I will be sharing some of my favorite ways of staying motivated in the new year. Nothing crazy fancy, just real-life tactics and tips to stay on top of your goals and feel more and more amazing with each passing month of the year:
I can’t tell you how crucial this step is. Drawing inward and getting clear on what it is we want to focus on is absolutely huge. I am big into writing my intentions monthly, and I like to write them in list format. I keep them simple and clear so that I can really get through them and incorporate them into my life. One example is, “Meditate every morning for 15 minutes.” Now that I am clear on that intention and how important it is to me, I do it every day. Without writing it down and digging deep into my psyche about why meditation enhances my life so much, I may not be able to stay on top of the goal as well as I do having it written out.
Especially when it comes to fitness, I’ve found that committing to trying something new each month makes a huge difference when it comes to staying on top of my goals for the year. I think it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when we do the same thing day in and day out, but it’s fun and exciting to try something you’ve never done before. For instance, if you are a big yogi and you’ve never tried a HIIT class…commit to trying one HIIT class this year. Plan it with a friend so you’re more likely to show up. Who knows, you might fall in love…