One month has passed since the New Year started and many people have already gotten off track from the goals they set for the year. It's hard to change old habits and let go of our comfort zone especially if you've lost the motivation to make changes.
Here are three tips for staying motivated to reach your goals:
1. Adjust as you go- Sometimes you have to change your approach to reaching your goal. If what you've been doing is no longer working tweak the process. Change your exercise times, use a new social media tool, break the goal down into smaller goals, change the completion date, etc. Think outside the box and find ways to stay excited about reaching the goal.
2. Find an accountability partner- Find someone to hold you accountable. Someone who will hold your feet to fire and make sure you do what you say you're going to do. You can do the same for them. When someone is counting on you to make something happen you try harder because you don't want to let them down and you end up not letting yourself down either.
3. Reward yourself- When you complete a task or hit a milestone, reward yourself. Plan a larger reward or celebration for the completion of the goal but celebrate with small goodies along the way. A cupcake, a pedicure, a new tablet case, etc. Don't wait until the goal is met. Celebrate along the way to give you incentive to keep going.
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