Do you have big plans for 2018?
Do your plans involve getting in shape, sticking to a budget, getting out of debt, reading more books, learning a new skill, being a better parent, cooking more healthy meals at home, giving up carbs, volunteering, changing careers, spending more time with your family, or reconnecting with your spouse?
The beginning of the year is the best time to set new goals for you and your family. It is an exciting time to think of all the possibilities the new year can bring. New year, new you, right?
Yes, it is exciting to think about creating a whole new you in the new year, but is also overwhelming! It has taken a lifetime to create you the way you are.
The possibilities for New Year’s resolutions and goal setting are endless. What happens when we have too many options and too much on our to-do list? We get overwhelmed and we don’t take action. We get stuck in analysis paralysis.
Some estimates say over 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% achieve them.
So, what can you do? How can you get out of overwhelm and into action?
7 Quick Tips to Get Out of Overwhelm and Into Action
1. Learn How to Say No
2. Plan to Accomplish Three Major Tasks Each Day
3. Use a Task Management System
4. Reframe It
5. Get Support
6. Use Essential Oils
7. Create a Vision Board
A vision board is a visual collage of images, words, and phrases of things you want. It is a grown-up version of a wish list. For it to be most effective, focus on how you want to feel.
How does it work? By bringing clarity and tangibility to your goals and dreams. A constant visual reminder will motivate you when you are facing obstacles or challenges.
How do you make a vision board? Well, there are no rules. Get a poster board, and start attaching images, quotes, affirmations, and whatever visual reminders you need to achieve your dreams. You can use magazines, print off google images, or create your own images, whatever feels right for you.
My wish for you is to feel empowered with New Year’s Resolutions and not be overwhelmed. I hope you find these tips practical and useful. I wish you much success in achieving your goals this year.