Everyone has a new year resolution, right? Lose weight? Conquer a goal? Everyone knows on January 1st, the gyms fill with people trying to lose that holiday weight. A few months later, the gyms are back to normal. My resolution was to start this blog! I guess I’ve accomplished that.
How do you stick to new year resolutions? How did I stick to my 2017 new year resolutions?
Write down your goals. It is easier to follow something if you have it out of your mind. You can transfer this to a digital platform like evernote later.
Create a timeline for when you would like to accomplish these tasks. For example: I wanted to have this blog up by the end of January. This blog went live on January 28th, 2017.
Work backwards from your goals and break them into smaller steps. For example: I broke down beginning a blog into:
- Research blog articles and how to start a blog
- Brainstorm focus and niche
- Decide on name (This part was pretty easy since I already had a YouTube channel)
- Buy a domain and find a host
- Get ad networks set up
- Decide on theme and customize
- learn about SEO and how to optimize my posts
- Write a few posts
- Go Live!
I broke these steps into maybe one or two a week and scheduled them for an hour or two each during that week. This is important so you don’t get overwhelmed like me. Know your limits!
Ask for help. Whether it is from a friend, loved one, or online buddy. You have discipline but temptation and laziness can step in so you should have someone to hold you accountable.
Kick %&^! It will be hard but you can do it. If you need extra help, search on YouTube for motivational videos made by ordinary people. They are fantastic! I usually listen to them on my way to work if I feel down or am losing my drive.
That’s it! Pretty simple, right?
Let me know what your 2017 New Year Resolutions are! I am always here if you need help or more motivational videos.