goals, resolutions, habits – the fastest highway to hell?

I will keep this very short! We don’t have time, because we have all these goals for 2019 and we have all these resolutions, which 80% of us had already broken, but 75%* of us believe, that they are still going to follow through somehow and don’t forget all the habits we need to track in our completely overwhelming BuJos to becoming the very, very best versions of ourselves in 2019….

Hui, I just passed out for 5 minutes…and now I have a question for you:

In a world where the biggest problems are the distractions around us, what do you think is the most important goal to set?

As I started writing this article, I just wanted to inform you about the direction this website is going to take and where you can find additional content, that might interest you (You can find all of my additional content on the right bar 😉 ). I wanted to talk about how important goals and habits are and why I love, love, love new years resolutions!

But I realized, that most people already know about all of this and most of them have their planners set up to crush it in 2019. Yeah! Your BuJos may be filled with tracking lists and some crosses may be in there, too.

For those of you who are doing well and are on their track: Congratulations you are in the small group of people who are doing it! Go! Go! Go!

For all the others, including me:

welcome, 2019 is already starting with a fail!

Although I wrote a post about how great 2019 started, I have to admit, that I didn’t follow through with all my resolutions. I think most of you would agree when I say: Maybe the goal was too big, or not specific enough, or not measurable or whatever. All these things psychologists and self-management people tell us about setting goals and follow through. Well, they may be right, but:

Maybe we just set the wrong goal?

I think everybody is capable of doing great things, even in a very short period of time. I also think that you can turn your life around if you really want it. I also think that you can reach happiness and fulfillment even when you can’t change every aspect of your life. I also think that you can beat that f***ing habit tracker! (who invented this tool of satan anyway?)

But what I realized there is one thing required to get to any other goal and that is:

Focus

and by focus I mean:

Uninterrupted time to work concentrated on one aspect

Everything else is just mediocre planning. As I was writing this article I got interrupted approximately 15 times: 4 times by the kids (Well, I can’t do anything about that), 1 time by my husband (that may be ok) and the rest of the times I interrupted myself! I look up a word and ten minutes later I am on facebook watching a cat movie – classic one!

I don’t want to complain about the internet or information overload. I love the age we are living in and I don’t want to miss the good stuff! Not even cat videos!

But I think when setting goals we have to integrate a nonspecific, nonmeasurable and not really clear aspect (Oh I hear all goal setters crying already!):

focus on one aspect at a time!

I would say, even if you set a ridiculous amount of goals or you track 10 habits a day you can do that, if you have uninterrupted time, focussing on doing it. I also have to admit, that the most reason I get interrupted is me. I interrupt myself more than anyone near me. I am able to exclude noise around me, music, people talking, etc. but I need to stop distracting and interrupting my self.

So my biggest goal for 2019 is FOCUS.

What is your biggest goal? What is your strategy not to interrupt yourself? Do you have a habit tracker?

I would love to hear from you! Don’t forget to leave a like!

 

Claudi

 

*I made up these numbers, but there are several studies you can find on the internet, that didn’t make up their numbers.

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