A resolution is like a wish. It comes from a hopeful place. However, for a resolution to have impact, we need to do more than just wish.
Try these 5 steps and make 2021 the year that makes the difference.
Step 1: Ask yourself questions.
Why do I want this? What is so important that I want to resolve this problem? What is it about this resolution that connects with my core values? How will life be better if my wish comes true?
Go back to these answers when you feel stuck. They will help you remember why you wanted to do this in the first place.
Step 2: Start “chunking.”
Go at this realistically.
What is one action that you can take toward the resolution? Be specific, start small, and give yourself a deadline.
Step 3: Share your plan.
A funny thing happens when we say things aloud; they become more real. When we share our plan, we begin to create a community, which can build up our confidence. We may even find people that want to help make your wishes come true.
Step 4: Measure your results.
Write it down. Put it in your planner, your calendar, or on a scrap of paper attached to the bathroom mirror. What matters most is keeping track of this effort. When the deadline arrives, check in, reassess, and move on.
Step 5: Celebrate the win.
Each step is a guide. A step backward can have more to teach you than a step forward—if you are willing to stay on the path. Keep moving; take another chunk, another step – even if it is a baby step, and keep asking WHY.
A health & wellness coach can be that person who listens, understands your wishes, and keeps you in the driver’s seat to achieve them.