Productivity and Development

Stick With It, Sweetie! What’s Missing from Your New year Goal-Setting

I’d draw a blank if you asked me when was the last time I set new year ‘resolutions’ for myself. The term has just lost its punch as the years go by and the adulting gets more challenging. Plus, let’s all admit those resolutions start fading by say, mid-year.While  the concept of New Year’s Resolutions is hardly new, a useful spin on things is in the works. And it’s all about giving myself the room needed to really hone in on the things I want to achieve, and realistic ways to achieve them.

I’ve instead decided to:

  1. go with setting small, specific daily goals for myself, that can be done daily towards the bigger change that I want to see. Another major shift that I’ve adopted is to no longer attach myself to lofty goals with specific numbers or specific dates. Why? Because life happens, and things get in the way that cause you to slip up. And who wants to be bogged down by guilt for not quite reaching that certain number or a certain date?  
  2. start working on those goals early on. To catch the worm, and whatnot, as they say. Makes all the sense in the world, don’t you think? Why wait?
This one's for the goal-getter girls! Two tools that may be missing from your new year goal-setting Click To Tweet

So, how do these two factors fit into everyday life, to help just about anyone achieve whatever goal they have in mind? If you’ve got your mind fixed on any of these five goals, let’s take a walk-through the simpler and stress-free route of getting there:


Picture it: post-Christmas day, the dust has settled, the cocktails and cozy holiday drinks are all done. You’re also stuffed and would love nothing more than the become better acquainted with your couch and a Netflix night. You know that now’s the time to get as much movement and exercise in as possible but the hoards of ‘January people’ packed into the gyms? Not your style. What’s a girl to do? You can:

  • Start a gym membership early, before the January crowds crawl in
  • Start a weekly routine of doing small workouts from home (hello YouTube, or iTunes even)
  • Switch out everyday activities for a more active option (example, walking to that nearby meeting instead of driving; doing a quick set of lunges while you wait for lunch to warm up)
  • Drink two glasses of water for every item you cross of your to-do list each day
Accessible, easy and everyday ways to get those new-year fitness goals started…early! Click To Tweet

Higher education

If you’re starting to get itchy feet in your job and your career, education is without a doubt the passport to the next stage in your career. But college applications can be a daunting and arduous process. Fortunately, there’s help out there in the form of college application consulting services. If you have your sights set on an undergrad or postgrad course at a prestigious Ivy League university, these experts can help you to create an application that piques their interest and gets you that all-important foot in the door.

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Make a start on your application now and who knows where you could be this time next year?

Have yourself a healthy little Christmas

Remember, we’re all about actionable steps and getting them started early on.

It’s easy to think that Christmas is all about all the fancy edibles and eating and drinking to excess, but it neednt be this way. 

You can have a wonderfully delicious and enjoyable Christmas dinner that’s packed with delicious and nutritious foods that won’t take a toll on your waistline. Just take a look at these mouth-watering yet perfectly healthy and guilt free Christmas dinner ideas.

If you’re looking to make a healthy new start over Christmas, you’ll also find that abstaining from alcohol over the festive period does a world of good, which brings me to…

Have a dry December

Sadly, we’ve come to equate the holiday period with excessive drinking and trying out every festive cocktail that’s dangled in front of you like a mistletoe. The problem with this could be an article in and of itself but suffice to say that drinking heavily over Christmas can sneakily derail your health, fitness and life goals. Aside from the calories hidden in alcoholic beverages, alcohol can damage the skin making you look older, slow your metabolism and make you feel lethargic and depressed.

Try going for a dry December this holiday season!

Get your side-hustle and business-savvy on!

if you have your heights set on conquering the business world, don’t wait until you’ve found the funding to get up and running and are ready to start trading full time. You can start a small business from the comfort of your couch (virtual assistance, influencer marketing, social media management, I could go on and on).

Check this out:   Finally, Freedom for the Uni Student Struggling Financially

You’re pretty much spoilt for choice when it comes to gigs you can start on top of your day job, and with little to no starting capital needed. Even if you’re just starting out building your brand and making contact with your prospective clientele on social media to build a sense of excitement around the launch of your business.
Building your business as a side hustle insulates you from many of the risks of entrepreneurship and allows you to make a gradual yet stable transition into full-time entrepreneurship.

So tell me…

Which of these goals do you see yourself in? As the year winds down to a close, I bet you’ve had at least one of these areas on your mind, but have been waiting for the good old January 1st to dive in to them. I hope these tips can be my friendly gentle nudge in the right direction and will inspire you to get going today and tackle some of your big goals with small steps and daily actionables.

See you again soon!