- Have check-ins
This, by far, is the most important step. Let’s say your resolution is to practice better self-care. You are going to be more mindful, get better sleep, meal prep each week, and have a nightly regimen of preparing for the next day so your mornings aren’t rushed and chaotic. Three weeks in, you get the late shift all week, pick up fast food on your way home, eat in front of the tv until 1 am, and face plant into bed right after. Before you know it, it’s been weeks and self-care is nowhere in sight. What went wrong? You forgot to check-in with you!
Try and set aside a day each week and assess how things are going. For me, I like to wake up every Saturday morning and make note of how the week went. Why didn’t I stick to my goals? What were my stressors? How could I have dealt with things differently so, that my goals didn’t go by the wayside? If you can see where your setbacks are, you go into the following week prepared and focused.