Goal setting is one of those things that much easier said than done. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of planning systems and proper organization! It helps so much to have those systems in place. You know what also helps, though? Beauty. Having gorgeous planners and calendars adds to the work space and encourages you to come back over an over again. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce Alexandria from the team at FTD Fresh! She is here to share some tips for hitting your goals from way back in January – and share some lovely freebies, too. So Alexandria, it’s all yours!
Remember Those New Year’s Resolutions?
As we head into April, many of our New Year’s resolutions that we had for the beginning of 2017 may have already fallen by the wayside. One of the best ways to keep yourself accountable is by creating a schedule. Of course, it’s definitely helpful to keep your schedule in an area that you can easily get to and can refer to it often.
Digital Planners vs. Printable Calendars
Digital planners have their uses. They are convenient, easy to keep up to date, and are already built into your phone. But there’s something special about the act of writing things down in ink. We all know that the best type of planner or calendar is one that you actually use. Plus, a calendar that is stylish makes getting organized way more enjoyable. If you agree, then FTD Fresh has just the thing for you – our 2017 floral printable calendars!
These printable calendars are decorated with unique floral designs that will certainly inspire you to stick with your goals. I’ll show you how!
Creative Ways to Use Printable Calendars
The printable calendars come in two convenient sizes. You’ll want to use the full page wall printouts ((8.5” x 11”) if you like more spacious areas to take notes. The smaller versions are perfect for adding a decorative flair to your work space. They’re even foldable so that you can bring a pop of color to your desktop!
Whichever size you decide on, you can get creative with your printable calendar. You can hang up the wall printout in a funky frame. Use one without glass so that you can jot down notes and important dates. You can also decorate them with bright washi tape. Another fun idea is to make a collage by adding your favorite quotes, and prints to create a space that inspires you. Now that you’re organized, you’re ready to tackle those resolutions with more determination than ever!
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Focus On What Your Goals Are
Maybe you want to reconnect in your relationship, and make time for each other despite busy schedules. Perhaps one of your resolutions is to plan meals ahead of time so you’re not wandering through the grocery aisles aimlessly. Resorting to chocolate and wine for dinner again is not the answer! Maybe you want to start a new workout regimen and actually show up for the gym classes you paid for. Whatever the case, try to remember the reason for your resolution. That will help you stay motivated as you make strides to achieve them!
7 Tips To Help You Stay On Track
Here are a few ideas to help you reach your goals and stay organized throughout the year:
Set goals that you’re more likely to stick with. Look over your calendar at the beginning of the week and see where you can fit in a date night or a yoga class. It’s easier to stay on track with a realistic, specific goal. Plus, you’re less likely to get discouraged and quit altogether.
Create a plan
Have a strategy for success. Decide ahead of time how you will deal with temptation. Temptation can come in many forms, like ditching the meal plan to have takeout or hitting the snooze button instead of going to the gym. Maybe it means having a back-up meal on hand, in case you just don’t feel like having that paleo salad on the night you planned. These back up plans can make the difference between frustration and success.
Track your progress
Keeping your goal in mind will help you stay on track. In addition, keeping it visible is the easiest way to accomplish this. Use your calendar as a visual reminder of how far you’ve come, and what you need to do to keep it going.
Focus on the habits, not the outcome
It may be hard at first, but after a while, all of these habits will eventually become second nature. Experts say that it can take anywhere from 21 to 66 days to form a habit. However, making long-lasting changes are more beneficial than a short term fix.
Make it enjoyable
Find out what works for you. If you’re more likely to go to a yoga class than run on the treadmill, write down the class times on your calendar. If you get bored repeating the same meals over and over again, mix in some fresh ideas with recipes you come across in magazines, Pinterest, or on cooking shows. There’s ways to make even the most tedious task fun and enjoyable if you only look.
Recommit if you have setbacks
You don’t really need the incentive of a new year to make a fresh start. You can reaffirm your goals and get back to work on achieving them anytime of the year. A calendar is a great reminder of this. Every day, every week, every month is a fresh slate.
Plan a reward! Maybe it’s baking a delicious dessert for sticking to your meal plan, or splurging on new fitness clothing. Write it down on your calendar so you can keep your eyes on the prize! Eventually, you’ll find that the benefits you receive from staying on track with your resolutions are reward enough on their own.
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