We're entering the final stretch of the year 👀 Can you believe it? It may feel like the time to pull out your sweats and coast through the rest of the year on the couch, falling back on the idea that you’ll get back at it at the start of the new year. But we’re feeling inspired to do more with what’s left of 2023. It's actually the perfect time to dig deep, set some exciting goals, and finish the year with a bang. If you've been feeling like you could use a little extra motivation and discipline, you're in the right place. Today we’re chatting 10 ways you can make the most of these last 90 days, finish the year out strong and use resistance as a motivator!!
1. Reflect and Reset
Before diving into the last quarter, take a moment to reflect on the year so far. What have you achieved? What were your initial goals, and how close have you come to achieving them? Reflecting on your progress will help you set realistic goals for the last 90 days. It's okay if you didn't accomplish everything you set out to do; what matters is what you do from this point forward. Keep pushing!! 💪
2. Set Clear and Specific Goals
After taking a look at your journey so far, set some new goals for the final stretch. Make your goals specific, measurable, achievable and relevant. Instead of saying, "I want to exercise more," try telling yourself "I will go for a 30 minute walk three times a week." Having clear goals will give you a roadmap to follow.
3. Prioritize Your Goals
It's easy to get overwhelmed when you’re an over-achiver and have a lengthy list of goals. Ask yourself this question: what will have the most significant impact on your life or bring you the most joy? Make those your top priorities.
4. Create a Daily Routine
Discipline often comes down to having a consistent routine. Set a daily schedule that includes time for working on your goals. Whether it's waking up early to write, dedicating your lunch break to learning a new skill, or hitting the gym after work, stick to your routine as closely as possible.
5. Stay Accountable
Accountability is a powerful motivator. Share your goals with a friend, loved one, or a supportive community. Perhaps we suggest a journal to goal track and monitor your progress!! ✍🏽
6. Embrace Small Wins
Don't wait until the end of the year to celebrate your achievements. Celebrate every small win along the way. Completing a challenging project, hitting a fitness milestone, or learning something new are all reasons to pat yourself on the back. Recognizing your progress will keep you motivated.
7. Learn From Your Setbacks
Let's face it; setbacks happen. Life is unpredictable, and sometimes things don't go as planned. When setbacks occur, don't get discouraged. Instead, view them as opportunities to learn and grow. We recently came across a TikTok and a piece of it definitely stuck with us.. "Resistance is a powerful force that can hold us back, but it's also a force that we can conquer." As we strive to finish the year out strong, let's find our inner strength and determination to overcome any and all obstacles that arise.
8. Find Inspiration
Read books, listen to podcasts, or follow people who inspire you to be your best self. Their stories can serve as a reminder that with discipline and determination, you can achieve big things too.
9. Take Care of Yourself
Remember that discipline isn't just about pushing yourself relentless, it's also about self-care. Prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Get lots of sleep, eat nourishing foods, and prioritize rest. A healthy body and mind are essential for maintaining discipline.
10. Visualize Your Success
Imagine yourself accomplishing your goals by the end of the year and how incredible it will feel. Don’t forget to celebrate your small wins along the way! Use these wins as a source of motivation to push through.
As we enter the last quarter of the year, remember that it's never too late to make positive changes in your life. With a little discipline, clear goals, and willingness to take on resistance, you can achieve more than you imagine in the next 90 days. Remember, "It's not about avoiding resistance, but about embracing it as an opportunity for growth." Let's use the challenges we face as stepping stones to success and make the most of these final months. You've got this!