Happy Friday everyone! It has been a crazy couple of weeks. So much has happened; but thankfully this week helped slow things down for all of us. I have been spending lots of time cleaning up and hanging out with friends and family this week; which is why I haven’t posted in a few days.
For me, this slow work week means more time to brainstorm content for next year as well. Part of that is thinking about my new years resolutions (or lack thereof).
Now, I know what you may be thinking: You aren’t making any resolutions for the new year? And the answer to that is no, I am not.
I feel that resolutions are very much overrated and most of the time, they end up failing. For example, most everyone resolves to lose weight every year. They join a gym and go every day for the first couple of weeks. Its great because everyone is being healthy, but then after a short amount of time, life gets back to “normal” and they stop going. Things get in the way or they forget that they were trying to be healthier. Old habits die hard, I guess.
So, instead I am setting goals for 2018. This is my second year doing this and I have found it be much more successful. Everyone sets resolutions and then gives up on them just a few weeks later. Setting a goal frames the whole process much differently. It helps to break it down into a way that makes things easier, at least for me.
At the beginning of 2017, I made it a goal to write more….which is what brought me here. Since then I have felt driven to achieve that goal rather than trying to keep a resolution that I know I’m going to give up on (or forget about) in a few short weeks.
Every year, people “resolve” to lose weight and then eventually fall back into old habits. These resolutions don’t really get them anywhere. But by saying “My goal this next year is to eat healthier and exercise four times a week,” this breaks down the idea into smaller more achievable parts.
Here are some of my goals for 2018:
- Grow my blog’s following by 50%
- Run a 10K and/or half marathon
- Plan a wedding
- Get my real estate license
By stating these goals, I am committing to keeping them and growing in 2018. I am so excited for all of the wonderful memories that the new year will hold.
What are your goals for the new year? Let me know in the comments!