I’ve written before about not being a big fan of making new year resolutions because I think it adds too much pressure and you are more likely to make successful changes if you set a resolution at a time that is best for you and not defined by the calendar. However, I admit I set a few goals last year such as writing at least four blog posts a month (which I achieved for all but one month) and publishing a YouTube video each month (which started well).
This year, I’ve decided to have one goal. A big goal, to get more better quality sleep.
Sleep is something I’ve struggled with since I was a child and I’ve worked on improving it a few times. The biggest improvement came after reading I can make you sleep* by Paul McKenna as I now fall asleep much quicker, but I’m still a night owl so tend to go to bed later than I’d like. Plus I tend to wake easily so my quality of sleep can be erratic. I want to change my sleep habits to become a morning person so I can start my day with energy and spending time on the things I want to do instead of trying to squeeze them into the evenings.
A few weeks ago I read this post about using a focus wheel to help you achieve goals so decided to give it ago. My goal of more better quality sleep is in the centre and around the outside are my thoughts on things I can do to help achieve the goal and how I’ll feel by achieving it, but this is just the start; by feeling happier, more alert and productive I’m hoping I will achieve even more without having to focus on them.
I’m sure sleep is the key resolution that will help me achieve more in the rest of my life. Do you have a key area you want to improve? What new year resolutions have you set for this year?
P.S. I know this is the third post I’ve published in three days, but I don’t have a goal to start writing daily. I’ve been working with a new blog planner and due to a bit a slippage around Christmas resulted in the posts bunching together.
*Disclosure: this is an affiliate link meaning if you buy the book after following the link I will earn a small percentage of the sales value, but it will not cost you any more