Better Self Awareness: Mindset
Statistics show that 43% of all people expect to fail before February, and almost one out of four quit within the first week of setting their New Year’s resolution. Most people quit before the end of January, and only 9% see their resolutions through until succession. 9% successfully keep their New Year’s resolutions.
It’s the beginning of the year and we are all hitting mid-January in one of two ways:
- Achieving our goals for January Resolution
- Or not
But don’t beat yourself up if you are in the not category.
So we suggest that whatever your new year’s resolution is, we have the following guidance to help you get on track, steadily progress and most importantly stick to those goals long-term! And it really doesn’t matter that we’re not starting on 1st January. So if you’re ready to restart your resolutions with us then read on!
Make space to honestly evaluate yourself and your feelings. Give yourself a set time of day, first thing in the morning or last thing at night are good starting points and use these times to reflect on your previous 24 hours. What went well, what could have been better, what did you find difficult and most importantly what have you achieved?
Set goals, small achievable goals. For example, make your bed every morning, drink enough water, and eat a wholesome breakfast. Whatever you choose, start small, start achievable and work your way up.
Evaluate every few days. Are you achieving your goals? If not, why not? What stopped you? Was it in your control?
Create a goal map. Think of one thing you wish to accomplish in a set period of time and create a pathfinder to reach that goal. A pathfinder is a plan of how you will achieve it, what obstacles you may encounter and how you can overcome them. Your set goals and evaluation (above bullets 2 & 3) will form the start of your path finder goals, the objectives you met and overcome and how you will move forward will guide you through your next goals and objectives.
Express yourself, in any way that feels right for you. Be it vocalising with your coach at Absolute, a close friend or relative or journaling. As long as you get those feelings and emotions out you will be Abel to move forward more freely towards your goals.
Here at Absolute we are hugely proactive on accountability and you can assist your own accountability by improving your self awareness through setting achievable goals and spending time on reflection.
When tackling the highs and lows of training and fat loss, we are advocates of not only being transparent – that we all need a little motivation at times – but to normalise that nobody finds the journey (or the maintenance of personal results) a guaranteed easy road.
You can search through body transformations online and see many, many results and these incredible journeys. However, it is important to remember that social media is a highlight reel and everyone has different body compositions.
We believe that it is important to discuss all sides of the journey because that is 100% the reality and if you know what is up ahead you will be better prepared to succeed.
If you feel like the new year has got off to a rocky start, that’s okay. Achieving your goals is a process and whilst there might be peaks and troughs, you can get through. A positive mindset can help you achieve more than you think.