Getting Real With Jennifer Proctor

Part 1

It’s that time of year again when everyone is thinking and talking about making New Year’s Resolutions and the idea of such is everywhere. The typical… join a gym and lose 10 pounds immediately come to mind. But what else can we do besides the mundane, typical resolutions that will inevitably fall by the wayside and forgotten about within a few short weeks or months.

So, what else CAN we do? Rethink the resolution. The end goal may be to lose 5, 10, or 15 pounds. But that shouldn’t be the resolution. The resolution should be your plan. For the highest success rate in achieving your goal really begins with a detailed plan designed for you. This detailed plan on how to achieve your goal should be your resolution.

Tips from the MomsGetReal™ Team:

Setting goals is really important, but understanding how to transform those goals into achievable actions is actually more important. Start by simply envisioning your end result, literally closing your eyes and seeing what it is you want to be or become. Write that vision down on paper (don’t just type it into Word or record a note in your cell phone; put a pen to paper and write it down).

Once you have the end result on paper, work backwards from there to where you are now, identifying the obstacles or challenges that stand in your way. The goal of this process is to figure out what lies in the gap between where you are and where you want to be. If the goal is weight loss, it could be a long list: eating habits, lack of exercise, too much stress not enough sleep. If the goal is financial, it could be credit card debt, uncontrolled spending, high student loans.

Once you’ve identified the challenges, transform the challenges into smaller goals, and turn those smaller goals into action steps – steps you can take each day, week, and month to lead you to your larger vision of where you want to be. Write it all down and believe in your ability to succeed!