1. Set a reasonable goal
It’s of course fun to dream and think big, but in this case you may need to consider what is reasonable to achieve. Give some thought to how much the goal will change your everyday life, or how much time it will take from your weekly schedule. An obtainable goal is a lot more fun!
2. Start right away
A key factor to succeed is to get started working toward your goal right away. Beginning the new year by making excuses can easily become a pattern.
3. Divide your goals into smaller milestones
If your goal involves a bigger change in your life, it’s easier to achieve if you divide it into smaller, more easily obtainable goals. A lot can happen in a year, but by setting up milestones you can keep up the motivation throughout longer periods of time. For example, if your goal is to save up a larger amount of money, divide the sum into quarters or months to follow-up your progress continuously.
4. Reward yourself along the way
If you have set up milestones on your road toward the big goal, make sure to reward yourself once the smaller goals are achieved. The reward could be anything, and even small things can go a long way!
5. Share your goal with a friend or partner
Find someone who you can do this journey together with and that can help to push you toward your goal. Sometimes you may loose your motivation, but a friend who shares your goal can set you on the right path again. It may even be a lot more fun sharing the experience rather than going at it alone, and you may reward yourselves together with something that you both enjoy.
Perhaps your new year’s resolution will be to take better care of yourself and your health? If that's the case, then please let us serve you with some milestones to consider:
- Visit the dentist once this year
- Brush your teeth twice daily
- Take extra good care of your teeth by rinsing with mouthwash 1-2 times per day