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Self-development

IMPLEMENTING NEW HABITS TAKES TIME

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s so important to be patient with yourself, and rather set smaller, more achievable goals, than overly ambitious habits ✨

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s the most common thing to want to change something, or start a new habit and thinking that you will just go all in and go from fx not working out to working out 5 times a week.

And then what happens? It gets overwhelming, and then you quit one day, then you feel like you’ve failed and you go down the rabbit hole and thinks that it doesn’t matter then and then you quit it all, and you’ve disappointed yourself.

Does that sound familiar? I know the feeling, I’ve done it many times myself with all kind of things, and I know this is such a common thing for so many people. We want to do it all at once.

Get these free Year & Quarterly Goals downloadable PDF files here

But the secret to succeeding, and making yourself happy and proud, is to set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself.

Instead of saying to yourself that you will go from not working out to start working out 5 days a week, then begin with just 1 day. Just focus on exercising 1 day at week for a longer period of time. You will gain way more satisfaction from being able to stick to this ‘simple’ habit. This small success experience will give you even more motivation, and when you feel like the 1 day workout a week is just a natural part of your life, then you can add 1 more day etc.

Small, but steady progress makes all the difference towards creating healthy, sustainable habits for yourself ✨

TIP If you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself, then find someone who can help you. Find a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or a coach who can help you and encourage and support you on the side.

Book recommendation: Atomic Habits

Self-development

YEAR & QUARTERLY GOALS (PRINTABLE PDF FILES)

Achieve your goals with this method! Here you get some Year & Quarterly Goals in printable PDF files, to help you stay on track with your goals all year round! 🙌✨

I did this exercise last year, and it helped me stay on track with my goals throughout the year, and I accomplished almost all the goals I set on my list for goals I wanted to achieve in 2019. I have just done the exact same exercise again but for 2020, and I can’t wait to stay on track again this year with actively pursuing and working towards reaching my goals.

How do you do it?


Year Goals

Find Goals file here


Print 1 copy of the ‘Goals’ file:
On this page you write down all the goals you want to achieve this year. Remember, it’s okay to have many dreams, but also be realistic about what you can achieve within 1 year.

Find Quarterly Goals file here


Print 4 copies of the ‘Quarterly Goals’ file:
On these pages, you write “1st quarter” (1. January – 31. March) / “2nd Quarter (1. April – 30. June) / “3rd Quarter (1. July – 30. September) / “4th Quarter (1. October – 31. December)

Now you look at your Goals for the entire year, and then you begin with the first ones you want to accomplish, and write these under the ‘important to achieve’ section.

After you have done this, you can break down the goal even further in the section below. Write down the actual steps you need to take to accomplish this goal.

Write down all 4 quarters, so it covers all your goals for the year.

Now if you have a stick board over your desk, or somewhere where you’ll look at it often, then put your first quarterly goal paper up here. Now for the first quarter of this year, only focus on these goals. Don’t think too much about all your goals for the year, but focus only on the first ones.

Let’s take an example on how to do it:
One of my Goals for this year is to become a certified Holistic Health Coach, so this is what I have written on my Goals for the year.

On my Quarterly goals I have then written down what I need to do in order to make that come true, which involves:
– Accomplishing X amount of Health Histories
– Take my weekly classes
– Accomplish the tests during the year
– Participate in Coaching Circles

So what do you say? Do you want to actively work towards your goals and dreams this year? 🙌✨

“A Goal is a Dream with a deadline”

I would recommend reading this post first, and doing the reflection questions in there, and then you can fill out these goals documents afterwards.