Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, let’s make New Year goals!
But some of us made very big New Year’s resolutions. I consider a resolution to be a PROMISE to change something in my life FOREVER. That’s a lot of pressure and if you end up breaking your resolution almost immediately (like so many of us do!), it can feel pretty defeating.
I’m all for changing a lot of things in my life for the better but I also know I have to be realistic. I feel like making a goal versus a resolution is much more attainable method. A resolution is often a vague description of a result. A goal is a measurable achievement.
So if, for example, you want to make a goal to quit spending so much money and try to put some away, set a specific amount and make a plan. Do the math and make a timeline that is attainable and you will have a much greater chance at succeeding!
Or maybe you want to do something good for someone else. Great! Think about an activity you might enjoy. If you like to work with your hands, maybe a volunteer day for Habitat for Humanity is for you. Or it could be as simple as paying for the person next in line at Starbucks. Big or small, make a plan to do it and make it happen!
In 2019, let’s strive to achieve our goals and better ourselves as a human beings! As you try to improve, be kind to yourself and always pick yourself back up!
Cheers to 2019 and let it be a fabulous New Year!
Blog by Jules