4 good resolutions for the whole year
1) Take time for yourself: prepare your to be list
Organize yourself to devote some of your time to activities that are good for you. You can write a list of everything that contributes to your well-being and gives you energy every day.
Here are some questions to help you prepare your to be list:
- What activities have I put aside even if they do me good?
- What are the least important activities that I need to eliminate from my schedule?
- Which people do I enjoy and do not take the time to meet regularly?
- What are the barriers to implementing activities that make me feel good and what can I do to make them a habit?
- What are the to do list activities that prevent me from keeping my to be list alive?
Answering these questions will help you prepare your to be list, ie the first of your good resolutions to put in place now and throughout the year.
Once your to be list done, carry it with you wherever you go, it will be useful especially in the moments of demotivation and mental fatigue.
Answering these questions will also help you think about what matters most to you. It is therefore important to take time to think about your scale of values.
2) Plan a successful life: prepare your scale of values
What is most important to you?
What are the values that you need to respect the most?
Is it health, your marriage, your family, your children, your work, money, freedom, etc?
Only you know what will allow you to succeed in your life regardless of the goals you achieve.
Take a sheet and a pen and write your list of values from the most important values down to the least important values. Try to limit your list to a maximum of 10 values.
As you have done for your list, keep your list of values next to you. This will allow you to check if you are acting in line with your most important values. If this is not the case, you can modify your actions to create a new coherence in your life. Living in accordance with your important values is essential to feeling good and persevering in achieving goals that are worth pursuing. Now that you know your priorities, you are ready to set your goals.
3) Create the life that suits you: set your goals
You are now clear with your values and you know how to draw energy from what you like to do on a daily basis. You are ready to define your most important goals. Your goals must first and foremost be in line with your values and you must believe strongly in them. Otherwise, you risk implementing self-sabotaging strategies or deploying only a small part of your true potential. Then, it is essential to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages specific to each objective. Then, it is important to estimate the resources that will be needed to complete your project. Finally, you will need to answer an important question:
Am I really willing to pay the price to pursue this goal?
If the answer is yes, you can follow the SMART model:
- having a deadline
This will enable you to make the pursuit of all your goals operational. Over time, you will understand that trying to achieve your goals will not only allow you to develop new skills, but above all to follow a path that will lead you to discover the person you really are.
4) Think about what’s most important: find out who you really are and your life mission
Achieving important goals is not in itself the ultimate goal of your existence. What is really important is to get in touch with your true nature, a part of you almost unreachable which is the heart of your humanity. At the border of the rational and the emotional is your true nature. The one waiting to be finally revealed to you. This dimension goes beyond what is socially important. It is your uniqueness and your responsibility to meet it and become a complete being. In the end, successes are as important as failures to access that unknown part of yourself, which is the one that guides your existence.