In this series, we’ve been discussing how to start 2019 strong. Last week we discussed establishing SMART goals. In the final week Healing Path Counselling Services will discuss accountability.
The definition of accountability is the obligation of an individual to account for their activities, accept responsibility for them, and to share the results in a transparent manner.
With life coaching, holding oneself accountable takes commitment and a level of organization. At Healing Path Counselling Services, I often work with individuals in outlining the practicalities of what this realistically looks like. Scheduling a time each week to reflect is very important. How were your eating habits this week? Did you exercise this month? What about your spending? Did you stick to your budget or did you splurge? What can you do better next week? These are just examples of types of questions you can ask yourself. Another way to ensure motivation is to reward oneself for completing tasks on your to-do list. Rewards have an ability to make us work harder to get something we want. Lastly, having an accountability partner or someone that knows what your goals are is another useful strategy. They hold you accountable by asking you to “give an account” of where you are in the process of achieving that goal. Furthermore, if they are participating with you in your goals, they can help to keep you both motivated when you otherwise may have not done so. If a goal is set and only one person knows it, does it really have any power? Many times, no. A goal isn’t as powerful if you don’t have one or more people who can hold you accountable to it.
At Healing Path Counselling Services we offer life-coaching services as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Please connect there for further information.
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