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Action Plan for the New Year
‘Tis the season for new year’s resolutions. Will 2019 be your best year yet? Are you planning to finally stick to your resolutions and meet your goals in the coming year? I hope so. Here are a few tips on how to turn your new year’s resolutions into action.
First, create an action plan and write it down. The most important part of creating an action plan is choosing something you WANT to do. Next, it needs to be something specific. A true action plan is behavior specific. “Losing weight” is not a behavior, but “not eating after dinner” is. An action plan answers these questions: What? How much? When? How often?
Then, asses your confidence level in achieving your goals on a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing little confidence and 10 representing total confidence. Your action plan is a contract with yourself; a contract you do not want to break. Your success is contingent on your level of confidence. If your confidence is below a seven, think of what barriers are keeping you from being successful and adjust your plan accordingly.
Finally, post your written action plan in a location you will see every day. Regularly note your progress directly on your action plan so you are reminded how hard you are working toward meeting your goals. Not sure how to create an action plan? Give our office a call, and I will help you get started.
Make 2019 your best year yet!
~ Jessica Kootz is the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent - Information obtained from K-State Research and Extension; www.ksre.com.