Do you ever find yourself slacking on your New Year’s resolutions after January is over? That’s why I decided to turn my resolutions into long-term goals. By doing so, I put less pressure on myself to get it all done now and avoid burnout. Instead, I break out each goal into smaller, more immediate tasks that can be more easily accomplished.
Some of my personal goals are: grow my personal brand, get healthier, and prevent pregnancy. Now that I’ve listed the goals, how I plan to achieve them is even more important.
To help me accomplish these tasks, I create a step-by-step to-do list. Ready to try it? I’ve broken out my goals below to show how I’m tackling them step-by-step.
1. Growing my brand: This is something that will not be completed in just one year, so I’ve created a list of smaller, more attainable tasks for this year. I plan to populate my yearly content calendar with a high-level overview of topics that are relevant to my brand. These may include upcoming trips, holidays, seasons, existing/future brand collaborations, etc. This way I can plan ahead with what works for my schedule.
2. Becoming healthier: Again, this is a broad goal that needs to be broken down into smaller tasks. What does ‘healthy’ mean? Quantifying what you would like to accomplish helps when trying to achieve larger goals. To me, healthier means increasing my workouts from 2 times per week to 4 times. It also means incorporating more vegetables and superfoods into my diet while cutting out refined sugar.
3. Preventing Pregnancy: I do not plan on getting pregnant in 2018, so I plan to help prevent this by using oral birth control. I’m not ready to have a child, which would also be hard for me to personally balance in light of my other goals. Taking this step will allow me to prevent pregnancy and as a result, focus on what is important to me in 2018.
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While it might be intimidating to look at your 2018 goals–and tempting to give up on them when they start to feel overwhelming—I’ve found that breaking down your goals into smaller tasks like this can be a huge help to achieving the big picture! What are you waiting for? Go for the goal!
Lauren Dailey does not use Lo Loestrin Fe, but you can speak with your healthcare provider to see if it may be an option for you. Lauren is a paid influencer for Allergan, and the opinions stated above are her own.