Something about the start of a new month feels so refreshing. Almost like you can leave whatever negativity the month before brought and start like new. May is even more exciting because spring is here, full on and the beautiful weather is to follow (at least for the weather here in New York). I find that warm weather brings out the happy in people. We are all so deficient in vitamin C from the cold winter months it feels so good to have those rays of sunshine beat down on our skin.
With each new month, I like to give myself a new goal. I have my on-going goals always, like gaining more clients each month and writing more posts. But with each new month, I find its important to set a specific goal that has an end date. I always find that giving yourself a goal with a near by end date means you'll hold yourself more accountable.
For example, I have set a goal for myself for the month of May. I have a vacation coming up in August and I want to be in the best, most tip top shape I have ever been in. So what was my goal for this month? To lose 5 lbs. Only 5. Which sometimes can sound like a lot, or maybe not enough. But I know my body and I know how I operate. If I workout, eat healthy and take care of my soul (like eliminating stress) then I will be well on my way to those 5lbs before the month is up.
If you set a goal without an end date, it's really nothing more than a wish. An end date holds us accountable. If you can't hold yourself accountable, then who can? I mean really. Would you feel more comfortable putting the fate of your life in someone else's hands or your own? I choose to make decisions for myself. In that, I make my goals. In fact, I already know what the following month's goals will be. Keeping yourself on a plan will help set you up for success.
So what will your goal be for May?