Here we are, end of yet another year. You have probably heard things along the lines of:
“Good riddance, 2019.”
“What the heck was that, 2019!”
“Thank goodness this year is over.”
But every year we hear the above sentiment. This isn’t because everyone has a bad year or every year is a tough one, but those who had a great year are less likely to scream it from the rooftops. I want all of us to make a big goal that all of our other small goals support, make 2020 a year that at the end we say:
Now THAT was an awesome year!
How can we achieve that? Through goal-setting with intention for an entire year. New Year’s resolutions cannot just be about things we do in January. They begin the first month but to have a great year, they need to last a full year. What does this look like?
If you don’t work out at all currently, your January resolution should not be work out everyday. Instead, the goal should be about adding movement 2-3 times per week. At the end of the month reflect on your success and readjust for February. If you were able to get in 2-3 times per week in January, can you now add movement four times per week in February? This approach allows you to find what is possible for you without creating burnout.
I also encourage you to make goals around how you want to feel. We tend towards making goals around how we want to look or things we want to happen. Often times that leaves us to rely on external factors determining our success. Focusing on how you want to feel also allows you to focus on the why or reason for your goals. For example, if this is the year you ask for a raise or promotion at your job shift your focus away from the dollar amount or the job title and set the goal of feeling valued. If you want to feel valued, you are more likely to ask for what you deserve AND you will assign that intrinsic value to yourself instead of having it rely on an outside source.
If you could use some help getting clear on your goals and intentions and how to apply them across an entire year, the January Jumpstart is a great fit for you. Our coaches will help you work through what you want to achieve and how to get there in a sustainable and purposeful way.
About Laura Burdick
Laura is the Director of Sales and Operations at The Hot Room. She also teaches Original Hot Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, Hot Power Sculpt and Hot Power Vinyasa. As a certified health coach, Laura leads all of The Hot Room wellness programs. To contact Laura directly about your wellness questions, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about Laura on her bio page.