Did you decide to make New Year’s resolutions? It’s not too late to reconsider your choice. Ultimately, 2020 has made it hard to keep up with all the things you wanted to achieve. The pandemic situation has forced many of us to give up on our goals. We’ve hit the pause button until the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, COVID-19 remains as present and active as ever in this new year. A lot of countries are considering implementing national lockdown measures, while some have already embraced shelter-in regulations. But does it mean that you should give up on your New year’s resolutions?
Now is the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself and tackle all the things you couldn’t do last year. But the pandemic is stopping me, you say. Not necessarily. You could seize the opportunity to recalibrate your goals to match your current life. It is likely that the objectives you had at the start of 2020 are not relevant anymore. Ultimately, the coronavirus is encouraging people to change their approaches to life. As such, it’s time to consider how you can adjust the old goal to the new you and make it fit.
Seek professional help
Why do you think you should achieve your goals alone? The things you wanted for yourself in 2020 could still be relevant in 2021. But the journey to obtain them needs to evolve. For instance, pandemic weight gain is a common issue as people have turned to comfort food as a coping mechanism. If you wanted to boost your fitness levels, you can still do that. But rather than approach your post-pandemic energy and fitness challenges alone, why not reach out to a specialist online trainer? It’s a great way of staying motivated and focused.
Pandemic-related stress can also affect your reproductive health. If you’ve been trying to conceive without success, you could find guidance at a professional fertility clinic. Fertility advisors are familiar with the impact of stress on ovulation and overall conception problems.
Create a SMART goal strategy
This year, I will be a better person.
While it is a nice thought, it’s not a simple goal to achieve. What does it mean to be better? You can use the SMART methodology to define your resolutions and turn them into actionable plans. When you create a SMART goal, you make it:
Once you make it clear what you want to do and what success looks like, you are in a better position to turn your resolution into reality.
Create a positive network
Not every resolution is unique. Therefore, you don’t have to work alone to achieve your goal. It could be a team effort.
If you want to become a mother, for instance, chances are your partner also wants to start a family. You could make the necessary changes to your lifestyle together, from changing your diet to focusing on relaxation.
Are you going to become more active? You could ask a friend if they want to exercise with you. Finding a fitness partner makes you accountable and keeps you motivated.
Don’t let the pandemic cancel your self-improvement journey. There’s still room for New Year’s resolutions as long as you give yourself the tools to make them fit your post-pandemic lifestyle.