While everyone will be waiting until Monday to start their New Year, I'd like to help you get the ball rolling NOW. Over 95% of people who set resolutions won't make it through 3 weeks and I don't want you to be one of them.
Momentum is key to making lasting change in any part of your life, but when it comes to improving your dating life, this is especially true. So here are my 5 keys for setting and maintaining your goals throughout the year.
These keys are inspired by Neil Strauss and Grant Cardone, two people I enjoy following and reading their content.
For setting goals
Spend time exploring
Exploring can mean many things. I'm sure there are many things you'd like to try out but never gave yourself the chance. It could be writing, playing a musical instrument, taking a photography or cooking class, or something a little off-the-wall like indoor skydiving or making your own beer.
Spend 30% of your free exploring these things, see what you like, don't like, and keep doing the ones you do. Ultimately, while you're having fun exploring, you'll end up meeting people you never would have had the chance to meet before.
Always, always be learning
The way we've always taught our clients is always through experience. Whatever it is you'd like to learn, make it experience-driven so you learn and get the added benefit of interacting with others.
Be physically active every day
If you'd like to independent, find time to go for a walk or run. You can even stay at home, do pushups/crunches/jumping jacks, stretching, dancing, or, if you work from home, invest in a standing desk.
If you want to be active AND social, attending a gym class (spin or yoga), or join a rock climbing, running club, or social sports.
The idea to keep you healthy, the blood flowing, and your brain active in a way that can lead you to be more social. When your brain is more active, it can think of more things to say and you feel more confident. It's science!
For maintaining goals
This I will keep it to the words of Grant because I couldn't have said it any better.
Commit. Commit. Commit.
No excuses. None.
From Grant, again,
These last two are the most important. If you really want 2018 to be different than 2017, you can no longer make excuses and commit to whatever it is you want. If you're looking to improve your social skills and dating life, this can't be your #2 priority. Excuses no longer will work.
If you focus on these 5 things, I can assure you 2018 will be brighter than you even expected it to be. Happy New Year and cheers to a prosperous New Year!