New year, same me, only better!

Every year I make a list of goals, unrealistic goals, that I have the best intentions of completing but I already have the mentality that it’s okay to not complete them. Why? I have found that I rely on the saying “new year, new me” a bit too much. In my mind it  implys that somehow the new year is supposed to magically transform me into a this perfect, unflawed version of myself. All I have to do is make a list of goals and the new year will solve all  my problems, but then a week, a month, 6 months, the year pass and guess what, I AM STILL THE SAME ME from the year before.82223836_528146344575656_3955216051238600704_n

This year, I have decided to come up with a new method, I picked different areas of my life that I want to focus on and made mini goals with deadlines within each on to help me stay on track. I know that change doesn’t happen over night and I have to give myself the time to reach those goals but I also can’t continue to pretend the new year will change everything I want changed in myself, that is up to me.82489627_537495587110599_9145206428091285504_n

So yes, it is a new year, but I am still the same me, but this year I will be better! I am sharing the areas that I want to work in. I’ll share one of my goals in each category but most of these are pretty personal.

  • SPIRITUAL
    •  Daily prayer and scripture reading, personal and family
  • HEALTH
    • Exercise everyday of the week except Sunday, doing cardio 3 days a week and strength training the other 3 days.
  • FINANCIAL
    •  Establish a realistic budget
  • PERSONAL
    • Build old and new friendships
  • FAMILY
    • Plan out the month so events, outings, and dates are scheduled
  • BLOG
    • Post twice a week, I am going to get better at this!

I am so excited about this new year, I know it doesn’t mean that I automatically become a new me, but I am ready to but the work in. The new year is a good motivator but it’s possible that everything can click at any point of the year. Every day is a new day and  new opportunity to be the best we can. Progress doesn’t happen over night, progress doesn’t happen without effort, progress doesn’t happen without desire. It all starts TODAY!!

2 thoughts on “New year, same me, only better!

  1. We get so down on ourselves when we set goals and we’re so excited to accomplish them and then as the months go on we find we’ve done nothing which makes it even harder on ourselves we feel like a loser I think it’s smart to set these many goals which is me mine is to every day learn new words in Spanish and you notice I say words it might be one or two and it could be five but that’s my goal and I started crocheting so I’m really happy with these goals that are realistic to me And gaining a more spiritual side of myself strengthening my relationship with Christ that is most important love your blog!

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