You can improve your life 30 days at a time. In just one month’s time, you can make lasting change, adopt a few new healthy habits, or dial up your momentum. Thirty day goals are more realistic than yearly goals. There’s nothing wrong with resolutions or making annual goals, but there’s something powerful about 30-day goals.
30- day goals are more immediate and realistic.
It’s easier to keep your motivation going for 30 days. It's not a lot of time, so you have to get down to work right away.
Try setting some 30 day goals and see how they work for you. You can set a goal to lose 10 pounds, exercise a certain number of times per week, start a strength training routine, start keeping a food journal or eat five servings of veggies each day.
Plug into how you will feel at the end of the 30 days for motivation today. Imagine what it will feel like to achieve your goal so you can visualize it and invest emotionally in meeting your goal.
Determine the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. Break down the steps what you need to do each week to hit your 30-day goal. List the specific things to do each week or create a weekly goal checklist. As you work on your 30-day goal, keep yourself in the mindset of one week at a time so you are breaking your goals down into more manageable pieces, and not feeling overwhelmed by a long-term goal.
Review your goals each morning. To keep your goals ever-present, do a quick review of them in the morning. It’s a good idea to write them down so you can read them each morning to keep them clear in your mind. Be specific so you know exactly what your goal is and how to achieve it. Even jot down how incredible you will feel if you achieve your goals for some added motivation.
A month of doing something turns into a habit. After about four weeks of doing something, it can begin to become a habit. Use the last 30 days of the year to establish new, healthy habits. Select a few small things to do every day for 30 days. Maybe you aim for seven hours of sleep each night or start carrying a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go to drink more water. Or you decide to work out six days a week and designate one day a week to rest. Whatever your 30-day habits may be, just try a one month commitment at a time. You might be surprised at your results!
Don’t wait for a new year to become a new you. Start today and set your 30 day goals to go into next year super charged!