Holiday season is about to begin, and with the end of the year feeling closer than ever, it is common for people to lose motivation and think about all they didn’t accomplish. However, we need to find the will to stay motivated during the holidays, as this will help us achieve success in the year that comes. This way, we will be able to learn from the mistakes we may have made this year, and keep ourselves working to achieve our goals during next year.
Think about next year’s goals
One of the best ways to stay motivated during the holidays is by thinking about what we want to achieve next year. Even when we might feel like we didn’t achieve everything we wanted to this year. Yes, we might have missed a couple of resolutions, but this is normal. Setting clear and reachable goals for next year will make it easier for us to achieve them.
Establish personal limits
It is important to remember that, in order to stay motivated during the holidays, we establish some personal limits. This is particularly true if we want to make drastic changes to our lifestyle as part of our New Year’s resolutions. One effective way to make sure we stay motivated and stick to our limits is by keeping a goal journal and writing any corresponding limitations there.
Prepare yourself and stay focused
Planning is an important part of reaching our goals, no matter how crazy or unreachable they might sound. Therefore, we need to make sure we are prepared to take each step of the journey and stay focused throughout as well. For every goal we have, we should break it down into smaller steps, so we can know how much we’ve worked and what is yet to come.
Don’t be afraid of asking for help
When we want to work hard into achieving our goals, we shouldn’t be afraid of asking for help. After all, our friends and relatives will want to see us become successful. If we’re having a hard time with one of our objectives, or if we feel we are stuck, getting a helping hand to give us an extra push may have been all we needed to reach our goals.
“Each year’s regrets are envelopes
in which messages of hope
are found for the new year.”
– John R. Dallas Jr.