So, how are you doing on those #resolutions? Everyone loves to set them. Everyone loves to imagine a time and space where they’re accomplishing those goals. Most people even start to make progress! But New Years resolutions are notorious for people failing at them.
It’s a meme, really.
Aside from unrealistic expectations, failing to check in with yourself is a major reason why a lot of these goals get cast aside. It’s okay if you’re not perfect! But sometimes that “I will do this!” perfectionist attitude becomes “oh, well I missed one day of going to the gym, so I guess I’ll just skip it today too.”
If you drop your phone on the ground, you’re not going to start smashing it with your foot.
So why would you let a few slip ups get in the way of your goals? Without accountability or checking in with yourself, it’s easy to let this happen. That’s why its important to occasionally check in.
The idea is to be honest with yourself. Check in with to your progress and revisit your goals. Those goals can change, and you may not be seeing the speedy progress you were hoping for, but that’s okay. You’ve learned something and you’ve been consistent. Documenting that consistency can show you just how much you’ve accomplished, and how to more effectively move forward.
You can monitor in so many ways. I like to bullet journal weekly now, and used to do this via a Github Repo. Some people keep spreadsheets. Some people check in with an accountability buddy. It’s totally up to you. But the process is just as important as the idealized goal. And having a process will certainly help you reach that goal.
Check in at a consistent time interval. See what went well and what you can improve on. Have a mini self-retro. And keep on keeping on :)