New year, new outlook, new resolutions?
After the start of a new year,
I find myself making New Year’s Resolutions as many people often do.
“Do 50 crunches every other day.”
“Go to the gym.”etc…
I realized that the resolutions I was making were always about how to change what I didn’t like about myself.
I looked up the Merriam-Webster definition of “resolution” and found this:
“finding an answer or solution to a problem”
This year I didn't want to focus on fixing things that I knew I wouldn't be motivated to do. (Anyone who knows me, knows I am pretty lazy and would not go to a gym regularly, though in theory it be wonderful to!)
Instead, I wanted to embrace the things that I already love doing.
I felt like a resolution was not what I wanted to make this year, but what could I make instead?
This is definitely what I am aiming for. What's great about setting goals is that once I achieve one, I can make another and then another! With past resolutions, once I started to lose that drive to continue, it was a total fail for the year.
Hence me changing “New Year’s Resolution” to “New Year Goals”.
But, what goals would I make this year?
I didn't want them to end up sounding "resolution-y"
So I stopped to reflect and ask myself: "What do I love?"
• organization (my obsession with the Konmari method)
• writing (stories, lists, blog post, ahem)
• dancing (hip hop mainly)
• photos (according to my friends, I am the photo documenter at our hang outs)
• music (I'm always searching for new music and watching covers on Youtube)
• my husband (cue the "awwwwwww")
(think you can figure out which goal connects to which "love" of mine?)
Some of these goals are pretty open-ended, but hopefully I can be more specific as I am working through these goals.
So far, I am currently working on 7 out of my 10 goals, which is pretty impressive since it's only 15 days into the New Year. I hope/can’t wait to write future posts reflecting on achieving these goals!
Setting goals not resolutions,