Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these … Continue reading Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these resolutions, and then you hear plenty of people saying they have already forgotten what they had planed to do.

So whats the point to that? There isn’t one.

Instead of setting yourself up for failure, start your year out by setting yourself up for success. How?

Write goals, with steps that you can accomplish. That way you can build up to your final goal over the year.

Now if you can go cold turkey and just wake up January first and hit the gym everyday for the rest of your life, that’s awesome. Good for you! But for those of us who need a plan and need to build up to the final goal, here are some way that I like to plan out a goal.

This year, I want to keep the house clean. I am great at making messes and then not picking them up. Before I know it, I can’t do anything in the space and I want to scream, ignore it, and pretend it doesn’t exist. So my first goal for the new year (which I have already tried to start) is to keep the house organized and clean. Here are my steps for really planning out my goal.

1. What is your long term goal?

Keep the house clean and organized.

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happy new year!

I took a yoga class yesterday morning to get ready for the new year (and because my 2-month pass was running out yesterday) and the teacher said something during shavasana I thought was really great. She talked about how everyone always waits for this day to start over, or make ‘resolutions’ because its a new year. But you really don’t have to wait until January … Continue reading happy new year!