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New Year’s Resolution Check-In: How to Stay Focused On Your Goals

It takes some discipline to keep on keeping on, and we’ve compiled several things you can do to stay on track throughout the year.
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It’s one thing to build a list of goals for the new year. It’s another thing to stay focused on achieving those goals when the excitement has died down. Two months into the New Year, how well are you keeping up with your resolutions? It takes some discipline to keep on keeping on, and we’ve compiled several things you can do to stay on track throughout the year.

Manifest With a Vision Board

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A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, aiding your manifestation to success. Using a corkboard or even a part of your bedroom wall, you can pin or post images and words that affirm your visions for the year.

For example, if one of your goals is to have a healthier body, you can find magazine clippings and quotes about your dream physique. It can include activities that will help you achieve that, including workout ideas and your choice of sports.

Know How to Measure Your Progress

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You should know how to measure your success not just in the end goal but in the milestones to achieve it. You can have a weekly or monthly progress tracker. There are habit-tracking tools in the form of an app like ClickUp or you can tick it off in a section beside your vision board.

For example, a freediver can track incremental progress in the form of depth. A beginner can start with a goal of holding their breath to dive for 5 meters this month, and then train to 10 meters for the next month. He or she can also track the number of breath-holding minutes.

Don’t forget to document it by taking pictures and videos! This is quite helpful in motivating yourself when you get to see where you started and how far you’ve come.

Connect Yourself With People Who Have Similar Goals

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Don’t just add influencers to your Instagram feed, follow people who have similar goals to you, especially those who show and share their experiences. These people will matter in helping you form your habits. 

You can also join groups that meet in person so you can bring the whole experience offline. Learn from these like-minded people, and who knows, they might just have solved a problem you’re currently facing. They can also be your support group to keep you motivated in your goals.

Manage Your Stress Levels

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, they say. And it takes about 66 days to form a new habit, according to studies. You will likely have the most problems when you start habit-forming as you adjust your life around your goals.

A good way to manage your stress levels is through your sleep and rest periods. Verma Farms CBD Sleep Oil is perfect for helping you calm your nerves and lead to a restful sleep at night. You can take 2-3 drops of oil directly under your tongue or add it to your hot tea before bedtime.

Keep Talking About It

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One of the most effective ways to learn or form a habit is by verbally talking about it to someone else. Some say, to learn a language, you should teach what you’ve learned to another person. It keeps things fresh in your head and the repetition is also helpful. It is also a good gauge of how much you’ve learned or how well you understood a topic.

One of the formats you can use is vlogging. A mini vlog can be 30 seconds to a minute long. With this method, you also share your new learnings with like-minded people.

Step Back to Get Unstuck and Celebrate Your Wins

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Feeling stagnant or coming across issues along the way can demotivate you in the middle of the year. If you feel stuck or find yourself procrastinating, pinpoint where the issue is coming from with a mentor or an accountability partner. Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of days of rest to clear your head. Other times, it takes a friend to give you an outside point of view.

While there are problems, there will also be wins. Make sure to take a moment to celebrate your milestones.

Key Takeaways

Whether you’re going for short, medium, or long-term goals, it’s possible you can get stuck, demotivated, or fail on certain mini-goals. Learning, unlearning, and forming habits take discipline. You can manifest with a vision board, track your progress, connect with like-minded people, manage your stress levels, verbalize your learnings, and celebrate your small victories to get back on track with your new year goals.