Happy New Year, moms! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about our resolutions. This can be a difficult task for many of us, especially if we’re trying to balance parenting with everything else on our plates. But don’t worry, I’m here to help! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my tips for setting and achieving your goals as a mom. Let’s get started!
1. Be realistic
The first step to setting and achieving your goals is to make sure they are realistic. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself by trying to do everything all at once. Instead, focus on something that is meaningful to you that you can reasonably accomplish within this calendar year.
2. Stay broad
Think about who you want to be one year from now. And use that version of you to decide what intention you want to step into. If you narrow things too quickly, they likely won’t fit into the scope of your entire year. Life changes quickly, especially with young kids. Don’t feel like you need to force something that was working in January but is too rigid for July.
3. Break it down
Once you’ve settled on your broad goal, it’s important to break it down into smaller, achievable steps. For example, if your broad goal is to lose 20 pounds, you might set a micro-goal of going for a 30-minute walk three times per week or consuming a certain number of calories. If these micro-goals are not providing you with results, consider altering them.
4. 80/20 Principle
Your micro-goals should be achievable very easily 80% of the time. If you are not easily reaching your micro-goals 80% of the time, this goal is not supporting you; it is hurting you. It is damaging your relationship with yourself, and teaching you that you don’t have what it takes. Moms do not need this kind of subliminal messaging. Allow your goal to support your desire by setting the right micro-goals.
5. Set reminders
It can be easy to forget about our goals when we’re busy taking care of our families. To help keep track of your goals, set reminders in your phone or on a calendar so that you can stay on track and make progress towards achieving them.
6. Celebrate successes
As you work towards your goals, it’s important to celebrate each success along the way. Reward yourself with alone time or a dance party with the kids–whatever makes you feel like a rock star, smashing your way to a life you desire.
Setting and achieving your goals as a mom doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By breaking down your goals into achievable steps and celebrating successes along the way, you’ll be able to make progress towards becoming the best version of yourself.