01 Jan Goal Setting for 2015
Have you done your goal setting for 2015?
If you haven’t, here are some tips. January is a time to set goals, it is a time to think about what you want in the year to come and plan to attain it. I believe this should be done in November and December, so you can put your best foot forward in January. However, if you haven’t yet done your goal setting this week, it is a good time to take a few hours and visualize what you want to make happen in your life for 2015.
Here are some tips to get you started with your goal setting. First, think about your habits – are there any habits you want to break, change or stop? Breaking and defeating habits can be a challenge, if you have a good strategy it’s easier. Think of why you persist in this habit. What purpose is it serving in your life?
Remember in order to successfully break a bad habit you need to replace it with a healthier, more positive habit that is good for your wellness.
Take your time and imagine yourself without that bad habit. What would you feel like? If it’s smoking, overeating, not exercising, worrying, stress, sexual promiscuity, lying, cheating, speeding, stealing, bullying, illicit drugs, gambling or others. Take some time to write down your bad habits, then take the action to scratch it out and put an X across it, then imagine your life without it. Now write down what you get from it; joy, contentment, pleasure, self-disgust or others. Ask if so, how and to what extent? Then take action to replace that action with a new positive one which you can make into a habit. Next week we’ll look at habit forming.
To Your Wellness
Joyce Odidison is Canada’s leading Wellness Improvement Expert and Coach. Joyce is creator of the Wellness Improvement System (WIS) programs, which includes the Workplace Wellness Improvement Program (WWIP), the WIS Wellness assessment Instrument and the WIS Coach training Institute. Joyce support people and organizations to improve their well-being and the wellness of their workplaces. To get in touch with Joyce click here..