HAPPY NEW YEARS :) Time for our New Year challenge to create a New Years resolution that you can actually accomplish! Non-of this "I want to workout EVERYDAY," or "I want to lose 50# before my daughters wedding in March" stuff.
When you make a challenge you need to make a S.M.A.R.T goal, one that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. These S.M.A.R.T goals provide you with an attainable challenge while holding you accountable and allowing "life to happen."
Example 1: Save at least 100$ every pay check to pay off my student loans in x amount of years. Or save 10$ each week to have an extra $520 saved in order to buy plane tickets to go home for Christmas 2018.
Example 2: Go to church at least 3 days each month.
Example 3: Read one book related to my major, job, or to improve my life each month.
Example 4: Eat out no more than once a week. Of course if you eat out once a day currently, once a week is not reasonable; I would try no more than three times a week.
Example 5: Minimize my screen time to only 2-3 hours a day during the week.
Example 6: Drink 8 cups, or 64 ounces of water each day. (Rule of thumb, you want to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water). If you weigh 150 pounds you'll want to drink 75 ounces or 9.5 cups of water each day!
Write down your goals and how you intend to accomplish them. Whether that be to create an agenda each week, buy a gallon jug or cute 32 ounce water bottle, pre-order books, write sticky note reminders around the house, etc. YOU CAN DO THIS :)) Make this the year that you actually make a resolution that you can achieve!
MY GOALS FOR 2018!
I am a huge proponent of creating healthy lifestyle goals for the new year! Goals that will help me be a better and healthier person for the year. This year I have more then I ever have had before, so we will see how I do :) The best way to reaching your goals are to create goals within your goals, e.g. have my first book picked out by January 1st with a deadline on when I need to finish it by.
Leave me some comments with your New Years resolutions!