As cheesy as it sounds there was something great about setting S.M.A.R.T goals in school - you know the ones I mean:
Let’s start with ‘S’/Specific: You want your goal to clearly outline what it is you’d like to achieve, so for example instead of saying ‘I want to be a millionaire’ you should be saying ‘I want to make £100 a month for the next five years by creating a new product'. A good way of doing this is asking yourself who, what, where, how and when
Having a Measurable goal is important: So if you decide like so many other people after Christmas that you want to lose weight decide how much this will make your goal clear and you will have a definite aim.
Having Relevant goals is important because: Imagine if you dedicate hours of your time to something realising that actually you only did it because everyone else was, or that someone else talked you into it - if you don’t want to lose weight, have three kids and become Kim Kardashian's alter ego that’s fine! Just remember who you are, what you want and what would make you happy!
Setting a time for your goals to end is crucial: Timely goals get results - otherwise you could be working towards the next step in your career for the next 10 years rather than the next two simply because you haven’t forced yourself to set a time to achieve everything.
This year, try something different and break the curve - set goals that are S.M.A.R.T and which actually make you happy! And if you don’t have any don’t worry, it’s important to take time out and look after yourself so that when you are ready for the next big leap your mind and body are ready too!
If you’re still stuck for a goal and want one, we suggest this for you fabulous ladies: Try loving yourself a little more this 2018.