Denise Kenny reveals how to keep your energy focused to achieve your goals
What are your goals for 2022?
Reading a recent study by Bord Gáis Energy, it was revealed that 59 per cent of people have set out resolutions for the year with improving health and finances the most popular goals for 2022.
To help people stick to their goals this year, life and wellness coach and founder of the Head Plan Denise Kenny, shares her top tips on how to make simple switches and keep your energy focused on your resolutions.
Speaking about resolutions, Denise said:
"January brings a newfound motivation for many making it the perfect time to set out your goals for the year.
We all know as the weeks go on and life takes over, many of us lose focus and motivation.
What I always say to people is it doesn’t need to be January 1st to make a positive change and sometimes that positive change doesn’t need to be huge, it can be a simple small switch.
Small switches add up to big changes and are often much easier to achieve than trying to do too much at once’".
Speaking further Denise says that in order to make lasting changes, we need to really idenitfy the changes that we want to make in our lives;
"When I speak to people about making a switch to a better way, they often don’t realise all the small simple switches that are in front of them.
Audit your current daily habits, for example how much time you’re spending on your phone, how you’re feeling generally day to day, and your spending habits.
Then it’s time to get specific.
Start small but you can’t say something like I want to drink more water.
You need to have a specific plan to work out exactly when and how you’re going to do that.
For example, instead of just saying drink more water, say you’re going to have a one litre water bottle and filling it the night before so it’s ready to go."
Denise goes on to say that ultimately we need to make it all about us;
"Much like goal setting you can’t make this about anyone else you need to make it about you. You are more likely to create a habit when it connects with our sense of identity and values.
Don’t wait for a Monday, the first day of the month – SWITCH TODAY.
You deserve to feel the positive impact these small switches will have on your life so why wait?
Motivation doesn’t always come like it does on Jan 1st but the willingness to change is there and that’s what you need to go with.
You’ve more than likely heard before that it takes 21 days to create a habit, but some experts say that it can actually take between 66-254 days to create a habit.
Commitment is what is needed because motivation will not always be there – focus on the feeling the switch brings and stay consistent."