Ditch Your Resolutions — Set Financial Goals Instead

by MIRANDA MARQUIT

Now that the new year is completely underway, you might find yourself slipping on some of your resolutions. Maybe you’ve already given up.

Just because New Year’s resolutions aren’t your cup of tea, there’s no reason to avoidsetting financial goals. No matter the time of year, these are good to determine and achieve.

Here’s why setting financial goals can be a good idea: Read more

Goal Template: Start Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is easier than you might think. Use this template to adjust your daily diet over the next few weeks and you’ll see just how easy it is. By making small changes like these over time, and taking them one at a time, not trying to rush into all of them at once, the changes are more likely to stick.

To see details of this template, along with many other useful goal templates, please check out the Goal Templates page.

5 Creative and Fun Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals

by ALEXA MASON

Regularly setting financial goals, and mapping out a plan to reach those goals, is a practice that can transform your life. The problem is, while it’s fun to think of big goals and imagine your dream life, it can be hard to find the motivation to take action. And actually sticking with the plan once you’ve created it, is even more of a hurdle.

So how do you stay motivated to reach big goals when you struggle to keep going, or can’t find the inspiration to take the first step? If you have trouble staying on track, one of these unusual but fun techniques will no doubt help get your fire back. (They’ve certainly helped me.) Here are five ways to keep your eyes on the prize and actually enjoy the process. Read more

How to journal your life goals: Keeping track of your bucket list

By Shoshana Jackson

Everyone should have life goals. Whether you have 10, 100 or 1,000, it’s important to write them out. However, writing your goals down won’t give you the focus and clarity you need to achieve them.

There’s a problem many people experience with life goals. They never accomplish many of them. While people feel the need to plan for short and long-term goals, most don’t make a plan for their life goals. After all, some of these goals may not happen for years and may change over time. Read more

Goal Template: Start Working Out

You should work out because it makes you happy.
You should work out to make your life easier.
You should work out because it helps you win at life.
You should work out for your family and friends.
You should work out because you can.

To see details of this template, along with many other useful goal templates, please check out the Goal Templates page.

5 Proven Methods For Gaining Self Discipline

By Jennifer Cohen

There are many important qualities that can contribute to a person’s achievements and happiness, but there is only one that begets sustainable, long term success in all aspects of life – self discipline. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethic, or relationships,  self discipline is the number one trait needed to accomplish goals, lead a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately, to be happy. Read more

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