It’s easy to start the year off with high spirits and ambitious goals, but then get so caught up in the day-to-day that you lose focus of what you want to accomplish. We’re now officially one-quarter of the way through this year and whether the weeks are flying by, or you can’t believe it’s only April, each and every one of us can benefit from a little self-check-in. So pour a cup of coffee or glass of wine and take a moment this weekend to connect with Y-O-U and what you want to achieve in 2022.To start, did you decide on and write down your top goals for this year? (If not, it’s not too late! Here’s help.) Next, are you reviewing your goals daily? Or are they hidden in a notebook or file folder out of sight? The more often you see your goals, the more likely you are to affirm you’re going to accomplish them and be inspired to take action. So take a moment to review your top goals now and be sure to place them where you’ll see them every day. Then, take a look at what actions you’ve taken towards achieving your goals so far this year. Do you feel like you’re making progress and on track? Do you need to revisit any goals and create a more realistic timeline? Did you already reach a goal? (If so, huge congrats!!) Lastly, take a moment to decide what’s most important to you this year. What are your top three goals that will make you feel so fulfilled and proud of yourself and have this year stand out from the rest? (And if you feel stuck on any or unsure of how to move forward, this podcast episode can help!) It’s common to sprint into a new year and then realize things take longer than you originally thought. Be gentle about it and resist being hard on yourself if you’re not where you thought you’d be. Detours and even setbacks happen, but don’t let them stop you from moving forward. Just take a moment to adjust your timelines so you can avoid overwhelm and self-doubt and then, keep going. As 2022 continues, keep your goals at the forefront of your mind, and continue blocking out time each day or week to give them your attention. Remember, small steps turn into huge gains so be patient and persistent.I believe in you! 🙂Cheers to you and the next chapter of 2022!XO,
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