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.
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.
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.
- Daily prayer and scripture reading, personal and family
- Exercise everyday of the week except Sunday, doing cardio 3 days a week and strength training the other 3 days.
- Establish a realistic budget
- Build old and new friendships
- Plan out the month so events, outings, and dates are scheduled
- 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!!