A Guide to Setting Resolutions and Sticking to Them

2021 is *finally* here, and the spring semester is just around the corner. As you sit down to set your goals for the new year and new semester, it can feel somewhat daunting to decide what goals you should try to achieve both personally and professionally. Studies have shown that only 50% of Americans set resolutions for themselves and only 10% of those who do are able to keep them for several months. This happens for a variety of reasons such as setting unrealistic goals or not coming up with a plan to achieve them. In this blog, we will lay out some goals and resolutions to help you tackle 2021 and ways to make sure you meet them all year long.

Setting Goals

Are you having trouble even brainstorming ideas on what your goals should look like? Look no further, we have brainstormed some ideas for your foodservice & nutrition department to help you get started!

  • Improve sanitation measures 
  • Keep up with the same guidelines in place now even once they get more relaxed
  • Speed up your lunch lines
  • Reduce the amount of food waste
  • Switch to more eco-friendly practices in your day-to-day operations
  • Save your department money without reducing labor or quality of foods

Meeting Goals

Setting your goals is just the first step. Once you have an idea of what you want to achieve in 2021, the next step is to develop a plan that will help you stick to your goals and hold yourself accountable. How can you make this happen? (Note: these tips and tricks are useful for both professional and personal goals!)

  • Set small milestones to meet each week or month
  • Track your progress by either putting them on a board you look at every day, by journaling and blogging, or using an online application
  • Set both qualitative and quantitative goals. For example, instead of saying you want to read more this year, say that you want to read 12 books this year, or one book per month. 
  • Think about your goals realistically. Is this a goal you have achieved before? Is it something others can easily achieve? Try and set goals that aren’t impossible – that’s not to say you shouldn’t challenge yourself but sometimes we get intimidated by goals we don’t think are achievable and psych ourselves out. 
  • Tackle the easier goals first to get the momentum going. It feels good accomplishing something, so good in fact you might want to do it again. By completing smaller goals, you gain enough momentum to take on you’re more challenging ones! 
  • Dedicate the time. Some goals do require research and knowledge before putting in the effort. So if your goal is to save your department money, spend time finding out where costs can be saved and what solutions are out there to help you.

Whatever your resolutions look like for the new year, PrimeroEdge is here to help. With a wide variety of software solutions, we can assist you in making a difference in child nutrition.