I love a good New Year’s Resolution! In my experience, your success in reaching your goals starts with making a solid goal and plan in the first place. It’s so easy to slap down a resolution without giving much thought to why it matters or how you’re going to achieve it.
This year, I wanted to help you make your best set of New Year’s Resolutions ever! To do that, I’m offering up a FREE set of New Year’s Resolutions printables you can download and use to assist you through the process.
I recommend you print these out and find an hour or so when you can be quiet and reflect on what matters to you for the year ahead. This might involve leaving your house to hit up the coffee stand or library so you can clear your thoughts.
The first printable you’ll want to print out is the Resolution Brainstorm. On this sheet, your goal is to come up with all of the ideas in your head…. all those resolutions that appeal to you or you’ve been kicking around for awhile.
If you’ve got more than 20, feel free to turn the sheet over and use the back! Once you’ve completed this list, I want you to go back and circle your top resolutions. Believe it or not, I’d encourage you to keep your list to 1-3, but no more than 5 resolutions. Yes, you read that right! In my experience, you are far more likely to execute and succeed on your resolutions if you’ve got a very short list to manage. They’ll be easier to remember throughout the year. If you have many more than that you’ve circled, you can always table them for the next year.
After you’ve arrived at your short list of resolutions, you’re going to fill out the above Resolution Planning Worksheet for each goal. Make sure you’ve written your resolution in such a way that is specific and measurable. For instance, saying “I’m going to run a 5K” is a better goal than “I’m going to work out more.” The goal of a 5K requires a number of steps: selecting and signing up for a race, adhering to a training plan, and finishing a race. When you cross that finish line, you’ll know you’ve succeeded on your goal. How will you measure if you’ve succeeded in working out more?
If you need help at creating clearly-defined, measurable resolutions, please go back and read my post Four Tips for Writing Better New Year’s Resolutions.
The final printable I’ve got for you is the My Resolutions sheet. This should not take you long to complete, because you’ve already done the work of finalizing your resolutions by now. All you need to do is write them down! This is the sheet you can pin to your board above your desk, laminate and keep on your fridge, or put in the front pouch of your planner for easy reference throughout the year. The worksheets you’ll refer back to on progress for the individual resolutions.
I am so excited to offer you these printables because I know how empowering it is to end a year feeling like, “Yes! I nailed my goals!” Friends, this feeling is entirely possible. I’ve experienced it! And I hope that this time next year, you will too. Happy New Year!
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