For many, January is the time for New Years Resolutions, making goals, and transforming yourself.
These are all admirable ideas, yet little to none actually is completed.
Why is it, that so many people don’t follow through with their goals, and how can you make smarter goals in 2019 so you see a difference in your life!
When you make goals for yourself, usually it revolves around a surface level problem that has been bothering you for some time.
This could include:
weight loss goals
When you make New Years Resolutions, your goals are to change a part of your life which is less than ideal based on your standards.
Your start off January full of motivation and inspiration to start a new! New diet, New job search, New attitude, New you.
The Gyms are packed with newbies, the health foods stores sell out of detox products and the latest fad foods, and the attitude of everyone is at its peak!
Yet by March or April, everything changes.
Life happens, obligations take the place of the healthy diet, priorities shift from fitness to social events. By November you can’t even remember what your New Years Resolutions were, but you promise you will start and complete your goals for the following year!
So really, how DO you make a smarter New Years Resolution, and KEEP it?
By NOT making one!
When you make a goal, you do everything in your power to follow through!
For the most part, I am all for goals!
I have a whole post about the importance of making monthly goals for yourself, you can check it out here!
These are MONTHLY goals though!
These are goals that can be tracked every day, for 30 days, and to have a clear deadline on the horizon, and know that it is easily achievable. When you create YEARLY goals, the finish line looks about 365 days away. That can be VERY deterring.
You are able to make excuses about eating that extra slice of cake, for skipping your third workout that week, for stopping the new job search, and for opting for watching TV instead of reading another book you promised yourself you’d read.
When you decide January first to make a New Years Resolution, make it for things that will drastically change your life, but without the need for a deadline or strict limitations.
Make it for discovering yourself.
New Years Resolutions that SHOULD be made in 2019 could include:
Discover yourself: what you TRULY want out of life
Discover your likes: what you DO and DON’T like (legit make a list and continue it throughout the year)
Make a memory jar: save what was important to you, and next New Years Eve, open it and discover all the amazing things you did that year
Find your passion: try anything and everything that interests you, from pole dancing, pottery making, ax throwing, to a puzzle club! Find what you are passionate about, and start incorporating that into your life
Make a calendar of your monthly goals for the year: break down your huge yearly goal into 12 small achievable goals, and see how good you feel come December when you realize you CAN achieve your goals
Go to Therapy: I believe EVERYONE has something about their past that is holding them back! Go to a couple of sessions, discover what is holding you back, and let it go! See how much your life changes.
Start a gratitude journal: if you can remember to brush your teeth every morning and night (which I hope EVERYONE is) then you can remember to list 3 things you’re grateful for every morning
Save money: Save 5 dollars every week! Make a money jar and put $5 in every week, and watch how much it grows without you even realizing. Then when you want to go on a vacation, trip, or buy something special, you don’t notice the money disappear as much.
Love yourself: make it a goal to love yourself whole heartily. Every day, look at yourself in the mirror and say 5 things you love about yourself. Do it while you put on your makeup, fix your hair, or check your outfit for the day. Make it a goal to love yourself, and the rest of your life will fall into place.
If you have any other New Years Resolutions that are better for your soul and less for your ego, let me know in the comments below!
I hope all your New Years Resolutions are completed this year, and more importantly, I hope your souls are awakened and your inner you is healed!
Grateful for Today,