Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions

Revisiting New Year's Resolutions

One of the things that scares me most in this entire world, is time.

I honestly feel like the older I get, the quicker time passes by – and it’s so frikking scary! There’s so much I want to do but somehow there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it. I almost had a panic attack when I wrote “06” in the date the other day and realized we’re almost HALF WAY through 2016. How crazy is that. This got me thinking about everything I’ve achieved this year (but more so, everything I haven’t), so I felt that revisiting my New Year’s resolutions was a good idea to remind myself of everything I’d promised to do.

Before we go any further, I want to ask you guys how many of your resolutions you’ve achieved so far?

If you can honestly say that you’ve hit every target, then maybe this post isn’t for you. But, if you’re sitting there thinking “Oh crap, I forgot about THOSE goals” then don’t worry, you are not the only one! We put so much effort into setting all of these big, ambitious goals at the beginning of the year, but by the time June rolls around, those goals we were so motivated to achieve become a distant memory.  Personally, I haven’t achieved half the things that I wanted to by now, so I’ve decided to do something about it to keep myself on track.

 So, to celebrate 2016’s half-birthday, I want to share a few tips to help you reach your goals for this year, and highlight why revisiting your New Year’s resolutions should be on your to-do list this month!

1) Revisit Your Resolutions

The first step to keeping on track with your resolutions is to revisit the goals that you set in the first place. I wrote my resolutions in the front of my diary, and I must admit, looking back over them and realizing that I’ve stuck to less than half makes me feel a liiiiittle bit guilty. BUT, the good thing is that it’s motivated me to keep going and make those goals happen. 

2) Make A Plan

I don’t know about you, but i’m definitely a “make a plan” kinda gal. I think it helps to have things written down on paper so you can see your target, and have the satisfaction of ticking it off when you’ve reached it! Write down the resolutions that you’ve yet to achieve, along with the steps to get you there, and stick it on your fridge, bathroom mirror, or anywhere else in the house where you’ll regularly see it. Having a written plan will add a bit of soft pressure and act as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards (which helps massively on those “I can’t do this!” days).

3) Call For Support

Whatever your goal(s) may be, it’s always good to share them with someone! I always find that i’m more inclined to stick to what i’m doing if I tell Matt about it. It’s always nice to have a cheerleader pushing you further, plus, it’ll keep you accountable and provide an added incentive to reach your goal.

4) Check-In On Your Goals

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that the goals you set are over such a long period of time. That’s why it’s important that you check in on your goals every now and then to see how you’re doing. Set a date in a couple of month’s time when you will sit down and measure your progress. Doing this will keep you accountable and will give you a short-term goal to work towards. Even if your goal will take 1 year to achieve (such as starting a business), setting milestones along the way helps to keep that momentum going.

5) Baby Steps

I won’t lie and say that goal setting is easy – because it’s NOT! It can easily feel overwhelming especially when your end goal feels so far away. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and just take things a step at a time. Break your goal down into small, achievable milestones that you can work towards on a daily basis. Think of every day as a new start, and remember that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve whatever you want!

5 Reasons To Revisit Your New Year's Resolutions

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  1. June 7, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    love this! is that the chief in the picture?

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 8, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thanks girl! No, it’s from St Mark’s Summit! It’s a beautiful hike 🙂

  2. June 7, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    I can hardly believe that half the year has already gone by! I think time is either speeding up or I’m just getting older. Hahaha. But I think it’s a great idea to stop for a moment to contemplate and reevaluate the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. If you’re not currently on the path you envisioned, there’s still enough time for a quick course correction!

  3. June 7, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Time really does fly! Love your suggestion to “make a plan.” I don’t understand why I haven’t before! I make plans for other important things in my life, but not always my goals! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. June 6, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    This is a great idea. I need to revisit my solution to see how much progress I have made.

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 6, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Sophia! It definitely gives you a motivation boost 😀 x

  5. June 6, 2016 / 11:07 am

    This is a great reminder for me to go back and look at my goals! Thank you! Great advice.

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 6, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Thanks Jessica, glad you found it useful 🙂

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 6, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Good luck Ivana, you’ll get there!! 🙂

  6. June 6, 2016 / 8:09 am

    I don’t think I made any New Year’s resolutions this year… oops! I do love writing down my goals for the month or even week to help myself keep on track. It’s especially motivating when others know your goals– helps to keep you on track.

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 6, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Yeah I agree! I’m a sucker for making lists but I think it’s good to set yourself markers so you stay motivated throughout the week 🙂 Thanks Rachel!

  7. June 6, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Yeah…I forgot about my New Year’s resolutions! I definitely need to write them down again and commit to a plan! Great post!

    • Go Live Explore
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      June 6, 2016 / 9:54 am

      Ha ha, me too! Then I realized we’re 6 months into the year and I was like, uh oh…! Thanks girly 🙂

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