You are cruising into the second week of January with ease. You’ve stuck to your guns on your diet, your gym routine is starting to make sense, and your planners are effortlessly mapping out all of the things you want to tackle this month. What about those writing goals you set? Have you met that daily word count to were hoping for?

Setting goals is really easy, sticking to them however, not so much. So, how do you stick to your proverbial guns this season? Simple. Start by setting realistic goals and remember to reward yourself along the way. In this post, we will navigate our three best tips for navigating your best year yet!

1. Set Realistic Goals

Don’t set yourself up for failure, set yourself up for success! The best way to do that is to make sure you’re being realistic. The more reasonable your goals are, the easier they will be to achieve. Now I’m not saying that you’re never going to reach those bigger mile marks, I’m just saying that if you start small and build on them as you go, you’ll have a lot more small wins to celebrate along the way.

2. There’s a Time and a Place for Everything

With more than one goal on your resolution list, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed or let one of them fade out of view. Especially when you take into consideration the fact that some of your goals may be very different. For example, a health goal takes a different amount of time than a writing goal. Set aside specific times for each one of them.

3. Be Your Biggest Fan

Lastly, don’t be afraid to be your biggest fan. You are working hard to make this year one for the books, so let that show. Be proud of your writing, show off your new-found love for running. Don’t be ashamed of your growth—cheer yourself on, you are worth it.

What are your goals this year and how do you plan on achieving them? Let us know in the comment section below!