Happy New Year LUXE-lovers! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and are feeling refreshed and ready to give this year all you’ve got. It’s been a while since I posted on the blog, but I have to admit, a semi digital detox over the holidays was just what I needed. In so many ways 2016 felt like the year that would never end and for me, there were as many incredible highs as earth-shattering lows. So while it’s tempting to sprint off into 2017, it’s important to sit back and mindfully reflect on the last 12 months before setting some new goals and intentions for the year ahead!
I’ve always found the process of goal setting incredibly helpful, but I truly believe that when reflecting on those goals, it’s important to acknowledge them with an open mind. While you may not have achieved everything you set out to on January 1, every success, failure or new path taken should be seen as an opportunity for growth – and it’s these lessons which are important to carry into a new year.
With that in mind, here’s a quick guide on how you can map out your year from a goal setting perspective. Whether you want to categorise your goals into different segments of your life – for example, health, career and personal – or simply bunch them together in one long list, I promise these three simple tips will see you on the path to success.
- Specific + Realistic – if nothing else, it’s vital your goals are both specific and realistic in order to stay on track. Anything too vague and you’ll feel less likely to commit so be clear, be succinct and get right to the point.
- Measurable + Attainable – next, you need to ensure that each goal is measurable so that you can actively create a timeline you can follow in order to achieve that goal. This in turn will also make your goal feel more attainable as you begin to clearly picture your path to success.
- Prioritise + Focus – the final point to note is that no matter how many goals or intentions you set for yourself, you MUST prioritise. You might have a handful of goals you wish to realise in the short term, whereas others may roll towards the end of the year or even into next year. That’s okay! Just be clear about which goals you want to achieve first and you will naturally feel more focussed. Having too many challenges on your plate at once will only leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Here’s to a beautiful 2017!