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2020: New Year, Conscious Change

Every year, people make the same high reaching resolutions. Lose weight, work out, eat better. Be a better parent, a better partner, a better friend. The to-do list grows longer and slightly more insurmountable.

This year, I’ve made one resolution: conscious change.

Why?

It comes down to motivation and mentality. Some people find energy in a new year, it comes with a clean slate. For me, it’s another milestone that passes with a party, but without passion. It’s the same feeling when people ask you on your birthday if you feel older yet.

That doesn’t mean change and goals aren’t important. Setting yourself up for success is key. Resolutions can be a great time to set intentions and goals. So follow through on that. Establish a goal and a game plan, not just wishful thinking. One way to start that is to create S.M.A.R.T. goals.

SMART goals are:

  1. Specific– the who, what, where, how of your goal

  2. Measurable– how are you quantifying your progress

  3. Achievable– is it realistic?

  4. Relevant-is this something to focus on right now?

  5. Time-bound-set up a timeline for your goal

We love the concept of change and betterment, but actual change? Unpredictable, volatile change shows up without warning and is anxiety-inducing for many.

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