“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening my axe.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Buck the Trend
|January is supposed to be the most depressing month of the year. We at PMAC think this is a depressing statistic and you should look at setting goals in 2022! Any time is what you make of it. Forge your own path and have the best January that YOU deserve!
There are some factors that may be out of our control such as;
– Financial worries
– Family/relationship issues
– Pandemic uncertainties
– Plus other personal issues…
These are all valid worries, however it doesn’t mean that you can’t take control of those worries that are within your power, such as;
– Work stresses
– Health and fitness
– Positive mindset
– Having fun
Creating a Positive Mindset & Daily Goals
|It can be very easy to fall into the trap of feeling negative, day-in, day-out. The key to breaking this habit is starting your day off right by implementing good habits before you have even woken up and look at setting goals in 2022!
|Fix your sleep routine
Aim for 7.5-8 hours of quality sleep. When you wake up, don’t snooze or nap, get out of bed straight away.
Think of 1 or 2 small things that you are grateful for that day. This could be as simple as being grateful for the sunshine that morning, or a good morning text from your partner.
Set goals for the day
Think of 1-3 tasks that you would like to accomplish that day and make the time to complete them. These could be professional or personal e.g. finishing your work presentation, preparing the kids lunches for tomorrow or getting the ironing done.
Set Long Term Goals
|As well as day-to-day little wins, you should also set yourself some longer term goals – weekly and monthly. These can be ongoing such as wanting to become fitter/losing weight, practicing a hobby or taking more time to relax.
|Set the goal(s)
Think of 1-2 long term goals at the start of the month that you would like to reach. Mine would be to lose a few pounds that I gained over Christmas, and to become better at the piano.
How will you reach them? Tasks! Make a plan of action to reach these goals. My plan would be to go for a 15 minute run 4 days a week and spend 20 minutes learning the piano 3 days a week.
Commit to your goals!
Ensure you write down your goals and make a note of every day that you have completed your tasks.
Most importantly – make the time! These goals, whether personal or professional, or going to help you to become successful in what you want to achieve. Make time for them turn them into a habit.
|Starting the year off with positivity and feasible goals will set you up for a progressive and successful year. Take the time to really think about what you would like to achieve, whether big or small and set the goals and tasks required to get there. Contact us if you need any help or guidance.
You’ve got this!