Published on December 25, 2016 7:50 pm, by Jen Bakker
So it’s almost the start of another new year, and like many people, it’s a time for us to reset a few goals.
Looking back, it turns out that 2016 didn’t quite go to plan, but don’t be disheartened – it turns out only about 8% of us actually achieve our New Year’s Resolutions – and this year will be different. Why? Because this year as you set your goals, and after, you can follow our top 5 tips to help you achieve your goals.
Write down your goal – and make them realistic – We can’t all retire this year and go travel the world, but I can have a week on the beach.
For each goal, write down an action you know you can take to help meet your goal – If I want to lose weight, I can commit to taking a walk every day or hopping off the bus one stop earlier.
Read your goals – Keep your goals in sight, on your phone or the fridge, and keep reading them so you don’t forget what you are doing it all for.
Share your goals – If you don’t tell anyone, it can be easy to cheat yourself. Get your friends and family involved. It will not only keep you honest, but a problem shared is a problem halved.
Use technology – There is so much amazing technology that can help motivate and inspire you to meet your goals – monitor your movement if you have a fitness goal, keep an eye on your spending with MoneyBrilliant if you want to save- use them.
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Jen is an experienced banking professional who loves wine, coffee, finding a bargain and of course her three beautiful children. Since Jen's first budget led her to buy a home at 20, Jen has passionately helped others to make better decisions with their money.