Many of us were celebrating, partying and wooping it up during the holidays. As the new year starts, I want to encourage you to WOOP it up all year long to bring your dreams, goals and projects to life!
The WOOP strategy, developed by NYU psychology professor, Gabrielle Oettingen, helps you set goals and identify and overcome possible roadblocks.
- Wish Identify a wish that although challenging, can be fulfilled.
- Outcome Define the best outcome. How will you feel after achieving the desired result?
- Obstacles Identify what might get in the way of fulfilling your wish. It could be a bad habit, irrational belief or an emotion.
- Plan Generate a plan. Develop one effective action you can take or thought you can implement to overcome your obstacle. Use if-then thinking. Ex: If this happens, then I will do this.
WOOPing it up throughout the year will help you accomplish wishes and goals that you can celebrate all year long, not just at the holidays!
Happy New Year!