It's 2020 and now is the time to be your best self. If not now, then when? Every year thousands of people make new year resolutions, yet only 8% of them actually complete their goals. Why is that?
People don't hold themselves accountable nor reward themselves for the small but significant steps to reach these amazing resolutions. As a certified yoga instructor, I have been trained to inspire and motivate my students with quotes and mantras to help them succeed on and off their mat. Therefore, I am taking my mantras and giving you all my BEST advice on how to make 2020 your best year yet!
First, let's remove the phrase "new year resolutions" and instead call them goals. This transition is beneficial in so many ways. To me, just the phrase switch allows me to recognize that whatever my desired result is attainable.
Second, hold yourself accountable. I completely understand how hard keeping yourself accountable can be. It is easier said than done! But this is something we all need to work on. Take this example: in my yoga sculpt class, there are various hard sections that sometimes just make you want to quit or stop. There is no easy way, no 'trick' to continuing or even starting. It MUST start with you! Enhance your motivation by writing your goals down. Better yet, share your goals with someone trustworthy like a close friend or sister and help them keep you accountable.
Third, pick a weekly motto, quote, mantra, (whatever you want to call it) that will keep you inspired and revived. Write your weekly motto down next to your goal. Allow your weekly motto to sink in and spend simply 4 minutes either in the morning or before bed to just think about how your motto relates to your goal and how you are going to embody your goals.
Fourth, reward your self for the small yet significant steps in reaching your goals. Self-love and self-reward are essential to reach your goals. This can be done by rewarding yourself with a self-care day or something like that.
Here are some of my favorite quotes that keep me motivated!
Don't wish for it, work for it!
Nothing is impossible!
Your goals don't work unless you do!
Check @simplycosmopolitan for daily motivational quotes to get you inspired to start your day on the right track!