If you have big plans for the year, you want to turn them into actionable tasks to ensure they actually get done. One way to do this? Focus on one resolution a month.
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Whether it's a habit you want to change, a skill you want to learn or just some other milestone you want to accomplish, it can be tough to juggle more than one goal simultaneously. Over at Puttylike, writer Joanna James Lynn discusses her goal to complete 12 projects in 12 months. It's a fun challenge, but even if you don't have 12 things you want to finish this year, it's also a useful tactic for goal-setting:
If you find it difficult to finish the things you start, this could be a way to complete twelve whole projects. Knowing you only have to persevere for four weeks and being able to work towards that deadline of the end of the month should really help you to keep going.
Plus you'll have the added motivation of knowing that, once you finish the project you're working on, you'll be able to crack on with whichever project you're most excited about next.
In the personal finance world, a lot of experts recommend the same thing when it comes to adjusting your budget. If you're an overspender, instead of trying to cut back on everything at once, you'll probably have more luck if you cut back strategically, targeting one area at a time. This lets you really focus on that area so you're not distracted by all the other things you have to cut back on. Your goals work the same way. Take them one month at a time, and you can focus on actually finishing one thing instead of trying to juggle all of your resolutions. Head to the full post for more detail.