1. Be forward-thinking and practice mindfulness
Coach Sheryl Oleksak (Strength and Serenity Retreat) recommends not letting the mind linger on the past. Let the negativity go so you can have a clear mind in the present moment. Every day is a new beginning and the chance to start over with no judgment.
One way to help achieve this forward-thinking mentality is practicing mindfulness. This can be as simple as setting aside time to breath. Inhaling positivity and exhaling negative emotions. You can take it one step further by adding in meditation into your daily routine. To begin, set aside some time for you and find a place that is quiet to sit still and close your eyes. Then pay attention to the present moment, embracing all your thoughts and feelings.
Continue to observe, be present, and breathe. This will assist you in becoming more focused and get you in the right mindset to achieve your goals!
2) Set a goal that makes you feel like your happiest self
Coach Brittany Ignas (Tone Up in Tulum Retreat) suggests that whatever the resolution or goal is, that it’s something that will make you happier. Think about something you can do this year that will impact your life in a positive way. So even though you may want to lose 10lbs, maybe instead your resolution is to try a new workout every week to keep things fresh and interesting, while you stick to your tried and true workouts the other days. If you’re dragging your feet to accomplish your goal, you’re not going to do it!
3) Take actionable steps towards your goal
Coach Julia Falamas (Colorado Adventure Retreat) believes more in goal-setting than resolutions, because resolutions tend to be broad and without set timelines or metrics to guage success.
You’ll want to set a goal for yourself that not only is specific and tangible, but that you can take steps to work towards daily or weekly. An example would be deciding to run a half marathon in 2017. You can begin by registering, and then either working with a coach or using an online running program (plus cross-training) to prepare yourself for the increasing distances.
Get specific and give yourself a timeline. Anything is possible when taken in small steps!
4) Find a friend or partner to join you & make it public
All of our coaches agree that having someone by your side helps motivate you towards success. Coach Layne Bruner (Girls' Fitness and Adventure Retreat) believes that your resolution will be much more achievable if you have someone holding you accountable and pushing you, even if that person doesn’t have the same goal as you do.
5) Take it one day at a time
Make a promise to yourself to make each day just a little bit better than the last, and take it one day at a time. Coach Evgenia Ilienko (Yoga, Pilates, and Natural Wellness in Crete Retreat) acknowledges that we’re only human, no one is perfect. So don’t let the occasional slip up get you off the path completely! One foot in front of the other, chip away at your goal day by day, and you’ll get there.
We look forward to a 2017 full of hiking, biking, sand, sun, and accomplished goals, wherever those goals may take you!