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Okay, so we all know that that time is right around the corner and of course, we are all going to set our New Year’s resolutions. Then I got to thinking, does setting these resolutions actually work? Do they impact our lives for more than a year?
I must admit that I am absolutely the worst at remembering and accomplishing the goals that I set for myself. About half way through February I have already forgotten what I wanted to accomplish.
This year I’m going to try something different, because let’s face it, it’s not fun to achieve your goals especially when you didn’t give yourself a fighting chance. So here’s my plan, every month I set mini baby goals for myself, but they add up to one major goal. Let’s take one of the most common resolutions – lose weight: Instead of saying losing X amount of pounds, every month your goal would be to lose 3-4 pounds and cut something out of your diet, like soda. At the end of the year, it all adds up. You’ll end up losing 36-48 pounds or even more! See, when you break down a bigger goal, they don’t seem as difficult. If you tell yourself that you want to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year, you’ll want to keep putting it off until finally December rolls around again and you realize you haven’t hit your goal.
So I’m going to start very small. Here are some of the main things I want to work on:
- Health/Weight: I want to lose weight and get healthier (shocker right?) This is one resolution I set every single year and every sing year I fail, so hopefully I’ll succeed this time around.
- Get active: To lose weight, it’s not only about diet, but physical activity. My boyfriend has been talking about doing certain races/obstacle courses, and I really want to be able to do it with him. I also miss the feeling of exercising and how it made me feel physically. When I used to go to the gym, I felt so good about myself and I loved looking at myself in the mirror. I want that feeling back.
- Save more: I am a major shopaholic, and no, I’m not saying it as an expression. Shopping is like a drug for me – I get a mini high every time I buy something. Instead of spending my money frivolously, I want to save up and get something worthwhile.
- Less electronics: I spend so much time on my phone, it’s probably an unhealthy level. Instead I want to get back into journaling and being able to just relax my mind. I don’t need to know every single thing my friends do and I don’t need to become envious of other people’s lives.
- More blogging commitments: I know my blog can be so much more than what it is! I want my blog to be exactly what I have pictured in my mind and everything that I want it to be. I also want to incorporate more YouTube videos into my posts and utilize it to enhance my blog, but also as another outlet.
I’ll break these things down and share these goals monthly with you all! I also hope that you will also take things little by little every month and follow me on this journey! Remember, you don’t have to do anything on your own and we’ll be in this together!