5 ways to crush your goals in 2024!
New Year, New You? 🥳
It’s that time of year again when we say goodbye to another year past and welcome the promise of a new year ahead. With the holidays behind us, wishes for a Happy New Year are in full swing as the magic of the holiday spirit breathes life into new beginnings. As we bid aloha to 2023, we set our sights on 2024, ripe with juicy possibilities, hopes, dreams, and, most likely, a few resolutions.
Perhaps your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier, going to bed earlier at night, waking up with the sun, exercising daily, reading more, traveling, getting that promotion, paying off debt, etc. As you reflect on the year behind you and set your sights on the horizon ahead, how do you set yourself up for success? How do you create, bring action to, be consistent, and crush your New Year’s goals in 2024?
Let’s be real: It can be overwhelming to commit to an extensive makeover of your life in 2024 (as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day). (1) Without a reasonable, flexible, and achievable game plan, you risk losing ambition and new year steam come mid-January.
Here are five ways to crush your goals in 2024 and beyond:
1. Give yourself some grace this New Year.
It can be easy to move from the hustle of the holidays into the hustle of a new year, and it is quite tempting to vow a new year and a totally new you. But what if you paused, took a breath, and let the hustle settle a bit? Instead of promising to change everything all at once or loading too many big changes on your plate, give yourself some grace this New Year.
Grace has many meanings, including “the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful.” (2) How can you be more considerate and thoughtful to yourself in ways that uplift your body, mind, spirit, and heart? How can you be more generous in speaking to and showing up for yourself? Where can you be more kind and loving with your process? In setting your goals for the new year ahead, lean on the winds of grace to support and sustain you and watch your goals soar to new heights.
2. Set reasonable goals that lead to healthier habits.
A little goes a long way. Every move you make in the direction of your goals is a success. Celebrate the little things, the small ways in which you improve. As you make your list of resolutions, set clear, reasonable, and achievable goals for yourself that ultimately lead to healthier habits.
If your new year goal is to work out daily, you could commit to at least 20 minutes/day rather than 60. If you go over 20 minutes, great. If you don’t, that’s great too. Include a walk outside as exercise and movement for the day. 20 minutes/day is achievable and doable, whereas 60 minutes can seem daunting and set you up to fail. Perhaps you include one rest day a week and let that day be determined by the week as it unfolds before you. Be flexible. Think long-term, sustainable, and reasonable.
3. If you fall seven times, get up eight and keep your eyes on the prize.
When you nourish a healthy mindset around your growth as a human being and commit to the path going forward, then quitting is not an option. When you fall, you get back up again. While it might seem easier to stay down, getting back up quickly is encouraged. You may stumble and need to dust yourself off, but straighten that crown and keep your eyes on the prize. There are so many learning opportunities available on the journey. Each step counts! You’ve got this. Your commitment is what shows up on the days you don’t want to or feel you can’t. Commit and know all is coming your way!
4. What if perceived failure could actually be a gift?
What is success? What is a failure, really? How often does one lead to the other? Aren’t they two sides of the same coin? Can you even have one without the other? As you move into 2024 and continue realizing your resolutions, look to see the gift in every experience – the pearl in the oyster. What can you see, feel, lean into, and integrate that brings more depth to your learning and evolution? As you pause and reflect during life’s highs and lows, look for the lessons that help you flourish and grow.
5. Each new day is a chance to begin again.
Today is a new day and a new chance to begin again. What would be available to you in 2024 if you welcomed each new day as fresh and full of possibilities? What goals can you commit to that will allow you to practice living each day as brand new? How can you let the day before, and the day not yet here, go? What can you do to make time for now, the present?
There is a potency to looking at each new day as a chance to achieve your goals. The actions that you put into your day will water your garden of goals, so pay attention to what you do and don’t do, and be open to trying something new today. You might surprise yourself and what is possible when you resolve to begin again, not just on New Year’s Day but everyday throughout the year.
Whatever you wish for the new year ahead, we at Holo Holo wish this for you as well, and then some! Thank you for your support and presence in 2023 – we are so grateful you are a part of the Holo Holo Charters Ohana! We hope you join us in 2024 on one of our epic tours of the Nāpali Coast, where dreams really do come true!
✨From our hearts to yours, Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou & Blessings for a most joyous New Year!✨
(1): Rome wasn’t built in a day. 2023. In https://dictionary.cambridge.org/. Retrieved December 31, 2023 from https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/rome-wasn-t-built-in-a-day
(2): Grace. 2023. In https://www.merriam-webster.com/. Retrieved December 31, 2023 from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grace