What was your New Year’s Resolution? Did you have a long list like me? By now you should have initiated at least one of your New Year’s Resolutions. I kick started mine just after midnight on New Year’s Day. I feel so much better and already seeing the health benefits.
A great motivation and many times a successful relationship comes down to setting common goals. Happiness comes from moving toward what you want, not necessarily getting it. What this means in order to be happy in a relationship, couples need to have goals that they are moving toward. How can couples motivate and support each other to achieve individual and relationship goals?
Make sure your goals are specific, attainable and realistic. Celebrate (and enjoy it) when you reach milestones, dreams or goals, and agree upon a reward system to help keep you motivated. For example go out for dinner or have a weekend away when you reach a goal. Agree with each other to seek and accept feedback. No one has all the answers so create a support structure to help you attain your desires.
Write down and review your goals, and if you're comfortable, post them somewhere where you can see them every day. In a study done at Yale University, they found that people who wrote down their goals achieved them 97% more often than those who did not. Remember that everything you do together has more than twice as much power as what you do alone. Creating goals as a couple is not only healthy for your relationship, but should be fun as well. For a life coaching session where I can assist you with setting goals and living on purpose click here.