Can You Achieve Your Second Half Goals ?

By |2018-12-25T10:18:06-04:00December 25th, 2018|Lifestyle|

You don’t need to be told how quick time elapses within a short time. By June 30 of any year, the year is halfway gone, leaving you with the other half to fine tune your resolution for that year and see how you can achieve your resolution by 100%.

The second half of the year is just a perfect opportunity for you to review your resolutions for the year and see how far you’ve gone and how much is left to achieve before the year ends by December. If by the middle of the year you have actualized more than half of your goals for the year, than do not hesitate to celebrate the success. But if you’re lagging behind, worry less and know that success itself requires support from your own ends firstly. But don’t forget to appreciate your goals met and rate yourself on a scale of five for all you’ve done well.

You should also do your achievement analysis constructively and worry less about your score if it lesser than what you’d expected. Worrying is very dangerous, it will only end up leaving you discouraged and stressed up. Stress and worry will prevent you from any further progress.

One Ohio state study reveals that stressed-out dieters burned 104 fewer calories over the seven hours following a meal than those who self-identified as stress-free. This result, in relation your unmet goals, is just that stress is connected to an increase in cortisol, a chemical responsible for the storage of fat in the body. And an increase in this chemical can make you less efficient in burning calories, which will also make you less effective in implementing and actualizing your goals.

How to achieve your goals in the second half of the year despite failure in the first half.

The first step to actualizing your goals is to do a proper analysis of your previous goals; why it was not met and how you can improve on the new ones set. You should ascertain the reasons for your failure; perhaps your goals were too ambitious, or it involves some considerable risks; or it requires some preparations you’re unaware of or lacking; or it was too vague to be measured; or what? Find out all these and find a realistic remedy that will form the bedrock for your new goals.

After this, with this information in mind, make some other new goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound.

The most useful tip or trick in this period is to focus on processes rather than the result. For instance, one who desires to lose 10 inches by the end of the year should set behavioral goals that will lead to the desired result. For example in such case, the goal may be to observe a 15-minute walk 12 times per month before leaving for work. With this, it is certain that the result will be achieved when the process leading up to it is made a habit. Gradually, the goals will be met and give you a good reason to congratulate yourself as your resolution has now become your habit.