Sunday, 27 December 2015

2016 A Chance to Build Anew


Wow! 2015, you are pretty much over. You filled us with growth, ups and downs, and lots of lessons! But, now it's time to build and learn even more. So, we will be sharing tips and advice on how you can set some kick-ass New Year Resolutions without feeling overwhelmed and how to set goals that you won't eventually fall back on.

9 Simple Key Points, Ideas and Tips for Setting
New Year Resolutions that you can Keep

1. Break down your main goals into important categories that you are focusing on. It could be the following: 

Intellectual growth
Ex: Complete reading 7 books this year.


Fitness & health 
Ex: Go on a parasite cleanse and 4 juice cleanses, and or be able to do the splits.

Business & finance 
What is your next step in your business? Do you own one? Are you looking for a promotion? Are you thinking of investing in something specific?

Passions 
Ex: Opening an Etsy shop for my art, with a goal of selling at least 3 paintings.

Soulful work 
Where and how do you want to help next in your community?

Experience & adventure 
What's the next place that you want to visit in the world? Go this year.

Social growth & relationships 
Re-evaluate your friendships and the amount of time you would like to spend to feed your social life.

Skills 
Do you want to learn another language, sport, or instrument? Are you already learning something that you would like to expand and take to another level?


2. Recognize the next big step to be taken in each category and make that your goal. You can skip the categories that do not imply to you. If there is something that you are already working on, take the next step and make that your goal. If it is completely new, recognize the first step and make that your goal.

3. Memorize your goals! Keep your goals attainable, tangible and big so that they can stick in your mind every time you are doing something. 

4. Make sure you write your goals on paper. 

5. Only set a maximum of 5 really important main goals, the best would be to aim for 2-3. You can set other goals but don't let them distract you from the main ones.

5. If you can hang them on your wall and somewhere visible, do that right away! 

6. Your goals should be ones that are tangible and can be crossed off.  
Example: "My goal is to be able to do a backbend, a handstand and a split while practicing yoga." A less effective way to set a goal would be "My goal is to do yoga everyday." The former goal will be able to motivate you to do yoga everyday with an achievement in mind rather than waking up one day and losing motivation, because you were not able to look forward to an end result. 

7. Be prepared for obstacles and detours, just make sure you enjoy the journey of progress.

8. Set at least one goal that scares you. You can keep digging, but you'll find nothing special in your comfort zone

9. Stop telling yourself New Year Resolutions are stupid. A time to reflect on your previous year as well as the accomplishments you would like to achieve the coming up year is nothing but an act of moving forward. If goals aren't set realistically and aren't set with tangibility, they will easily slip away after January. Setting goals for the year allow you to be more progressive. They motivate you to achieve... And then again, who wants to continue to be the same at the end of every year? 


Today, I wrote down my 2016 goals alongside some clementines, sage and tea.
If you want to know my resolutions... Well, you will have to be me. Or, I could tell you but I'll have to kill you.. ha. Let's just say I'm looking forward to an exciting year.

Wishing you all a year filled with joy & happiness!
Stay gold, 

Selftimers

67 comments:

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  2. Great post!thanks for sharing
    xx
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  3. Always love a good NYE-themed post about making positive changes for the better in the New Year!


    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  4. 2015 não foi um ano fácil pra mim. Mas tenho esperança de um 2016 melhor! E sei que isso só depende de mim.

    Ótima segunda!

    Beijo! ^^

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    1. Yes! I'm sure the hard times taught you a lot though :) Hope your 2016 brings you all the happiness xo

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  5. Awww I like this post! What sweet ideas for a better looking New Year! Thanks for the post :)
    xoxo Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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  6. I have never set any goals for the coming years but I think that I will start to do so! Your list is very helpful :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. That's great to hear Sarah! let us know how it goes :) xo

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  7. Lovely Blogpost ♥ Wish you a wonderful New Years Eve!
    Melina
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  8. This is genuinely one of the most motivating posts I've seen so far on approaching goals of 2016! Breaking down your goals, as well as preparing for obstacles along the way are both brilliant points :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :) let us know how your resolutions go xo

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  9. This is so helpful! It seems like every year everyone makes the same goal to just 'get fit' and 'save money'... not that those are bad, but they don't take much thought.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, getting specific with the goal is always more effective :) let us know how your resolutions go xo

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  10. Dead on; loved these tips! I need to set myself come major ones this year, which is exciting! #8 is my favorite; nothing comes out of the comfort zone for sure!

    xo, Alice | Miss Inconnue | Etsy

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the post xo let us know how your resolutions go :)

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  11. Nice post. I love the large scale monthly planner. Ideally it would be yearly but one me abandoned their goals by mid-year in a book that large.I like your idea of putting reminders/notes on the wall. We used to do that all the time in college. Also, working in finance here in NYC you see that at people's desk and in the office all the time. We call it self-affirmations and visually completing your mental goals. I know people always saw right it down and we'll be better at keeping to them but have you noticed it never happens? I usually only set 3 goals and ones I'm pretty sure I can keep. I do that because I don't like to set myself up for failure and I need to be realistic with what I really have enough conviction to do. Well I kid you not I'm sitting here in the office and outside of my office I heard ladies talking about their goals. The same ones they've had for the last three or so years. I feel bad for the individuals that can't hold on to goals. I must be so exhausting and frustrating.

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    1. Thank you for your thorough comments! Glad you enjoyed the post. And you're right it is always up to the person him/herself to keep the goal. It is harder at times though if a person sets goals up in a more vague way rather than detailed and tangible. However, it always depends on one's mindset :)

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  12. So beautiful! Love it!

    Ana ♥
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  13. I'm currently preparing my goals for 2016, and this post is so helpful! Thanks for sharing!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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    1. Great!! So happy you enjoyed the post. Let us know how your planning your resolutions go xo

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  14. Good tips for goal setting and keeping - at NY and all year! I think people really underestimate the importance of just writing things down.

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, definitely it should be an all year thing! Thank you for the comment, let us know how planning your resolutions go :) xo

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  15. 2015 was just magical but I surely can not wait for 2016!! This post is so great thank you for sharing :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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    1. That's wonderful! Share with us how planning your resolutions go :) Thank you for the comment xo

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  16. Love this post! I usually don't set any goals but I have them ready for the upcoming year, I'm hoping to be more productive and even more organized than I already am haha :)

    Yousra | www.mystictales.co

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    1. That's great! Have a very happy new year!! xo

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  17. Great and comprehensive list! Very realistic too :) XO
    Lauren-Blair
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  18. awesome post! health & fitness are my main focuses this year to become the healthiest me possible as well as passions, to continue to do things that I am passionate about. SO happy I found your blog it is amazing!

    Kierra | lavishingg

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    1. Thank you!! xo Good luck with your goals :) wishing you all the success and happiness in 2016

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  19. Great post! I'm waiting to make my resolutions till last day, I don't know why:D I guess I'm scared because I know some things will have to change:D
    xx
    SASHA

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    1. It is definitely an anxious feeling knowing that some things have to change haha, try to put them down as soon as you get the chance though so that you can be prepared when the year hits you :) Have a great new year!! Wishing you all the success and happiness xo

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  20. Great article :) I think it's important to set small goals and focus on those because you can them reach one step at a time and this is way more fun than one big goal that's too hard to achieve

    xx
    Sammie
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    1. Yes, that's also a good way to look at it! Thank you, happy new year! xo

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  21. Great goals and ideas :) xo
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  22. This is such a helpful post and advance happy new year to you!

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  23. Happy 2016 I'm wishing you all the best!
    Would you like to stay in touch and follow each other?
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  24. I love the motivation here, especially the idea that resolutions are not stupid. I think a lot of people are so used to neglecting their resolutions that they eventually brush them off as overrated. We all need this positivity for the new year!!

    Best,
    Christina

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  25. I love your goals. I'm hoping to make a list soon! ha. -Hanna Lei

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  26. Go ahead. I know you can do it as you open your Etsy shop
    Happy New Year! Cheeerrss! :)

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  27. Amazing resolution and wishlist, have a happy new year. x

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  28. loved this post

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  29. Wonderful goal setting advice!! I just realized I haven't really planned mine out for the year...I better get on that. :)

    Erica
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  30. So great! Hope you've got a fantastic 2016 :)

    xoxo and happy new year,
    Melania - Mode in Technicolor

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  31. Great guidelines!

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  32. Happy New year, cheers to a better and brighter 2016, to us to our blogs, cheers.
    xoxo Bing.

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  33. Great advice for helping to set goals! :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

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  34. Great post :)

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