Hey there healthy truckers! It’s almost that time again…time to begin a new year. Often when we think about a new year, we think about setting goals or making resolutions. One thing I want to stress is this: you don’t have to wait until the new year to set goals or make a change!
Some goals for truck drivers in 2013 could include:
- Accident and incident free driving record for the year
- Do some type of truck driver exercise 4-5 times a week
- Make healthier food choices at truck stops
Now that I’ve given you some ideas, I’m going to give you 5 tips to help you set and accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions in 2013 or whatever month/day/year you’re reading this.
1. Write Down Your Goals – Not only will this help you remember those goals, but it will also help you stay on track. Without having record of your goals, it’s pretty easy to forget about them or overlook them. I don’t just want you to write them down though, you need to look at them! The best time to review your goals is when you first wake up or just before you go to bed.
2. Make Sure Your Have Short-Term, Mid-Term and Long-Term Goals – If you take the time to set a variety of goals, you can use the motivation of accomplishing the short-term goals to keep you on track toward reaching the long-term goals. Create some good momentum early on by knocking out some short term goals and use this to your advantage!
3. Put A Date On Each Goal – Ask yourself, when do I want to achieve that goal? What date would be challenging, but also realistic? By giving yourself this “deadline” you’ll have additional motivation to accomplish each goal. All you procrastinators out there need to remember though, waiting until the last minute to write a paper in high school is different than waiting until the last minute to knock out most goals 🙂
4. Make A Plan Of Action – Doing steps 1-3 is one thing, put they’re no good unless you make a plan and put it in action. You cannot leave this part out, so take the time to plan how you’re going to achieve your goals and meet your resolutions. Break things down on a weekly basis so you know exactly what you need to do each day. Ask yourself: what am I going to do on a consistent basis to reach that goal?
5. Have Affirmations – By having affirmations that go along with each goal, you’ll be able to stay on track. These affirmations serve as the daily motivation you need to confirm that you’re on the right track. Affirmations can be in the form of positive thoughts that you remind yourself of as needed (like if you begin to struggle) to help you press on.
2013 can be your best year yet and it’s up to you to put the plan in place to make it happen. It’s never too late or too early to set your goals, resolutions or whatever you want to call them. It’s all about seeing results and the sooner you good started, the sooner you’ll see the results.
What are your goals for 2013? Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? Share in the comments below!
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