Happy New Year everyone! It’s time for fresh starts and endless possibilities. Do you set New Year’s resolutions? Since more than half of all “resolutions” fail, we like to call them goals instead. And even though we're 4 days into 2018, it’s not too late to set some! But how do we go about actually achieving our goals? Here are 3 quick tips:
1. Be specific. “I will attend barre class more often.” This is too vague. How many classes would you like to go to a week? Two? Three? Four? For how long? For the next month? Or for the next year? Get clear and concrete.
2. Write it down. On a piece of paper, list all that you want to achieve this year and keep that piece of paper or a sticky note somewhere you can see it every day: On your bathroom mirror, on your fridge, beside your nightstand. This is a good way to remind you of what you want to accomplish and will help keep you on track. Plus, putting pen to paper makes it official!
3. Tell your family and friends about your goal(s). They can hold you accountable for the change(s) you want to make, whether it be exercising more, drinking more water or simply going to bed earlier. They can support you on your journey!
We chatted with our staff and students to see what they’d like to achieve in 2018 and here’s what they said:
“This year I want to stop worrying about what I can’t control.” – Erika, Instructor
“I’m going to start painting again!” – Amanda, Barrestar
“In 2018 I am going to say “no” more. And drink less coffee.” – Anu, Front Desk
“I want to recommit to regular barre classes for sure – I try to do at least 3 a week to keep my core strong as that helps so much with my lower back issues! I’m also going to try to get to bed before midnight. As my kids get older I stay up later and later to catch up on stuff around the house.” – Susan, Barrestar
“I vow to stop using less paper cups.” – Emily, Instructor
“I have so many things I want to do: I want to get to work by 8 a.m., take a knitting course, volunteer at a dog rescue shelter, run another half marathon, buy a house, swear less….” – Jill, Instructor
“This year I plan on going to Seattle at Spring Break and having a seafood bread bowl!” – Laurie, Barrestar
"One of my goals is to spend less time on social media."- Marie, Instructor
“I want to worry less and I want to have a kinder inner dialogue.” – Lauren, Barrestar
“My goal is to make peace with the side line series in barre class.” – Claire, Instructor and soon-to-be lover of all side line series.
What do YOU want to achieve in 2018? Leave a comment in the comment section below!