I am not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions. I also am not a fan of diets, or the “I am going to get back to the gym Monday” mentality. I would think that if you were serious about whatever goal you set for yourself, you wouldn’t have to wait for a magic date or start an unrealistic long term diet. What do you do with this diet once you lost the weight?
I am a fan, however, of taking stock of your life, figuring out what you want to change and coming up with a plan. The beginning of the New Year is a perfect time to do this!
4 steps to a better year:
- Write down what you enjoyed this year. What habits and actions do you want to repeat?
- Write down what were you least favorite parts of the year? What feelings, situations, or activities did not align with your goals, morals, or ideals?
- Make a list of any NEW things you want to add to your life. Realistic, sustainable goals for yourself and your family.
- Now get out your calendar. Take a look at number 1 and 2. Where do these things fit into your calendar and your life? Write them down! Make it official. It is okay to schedule your workouts, “me” time, your coffee dates, etc. In order to make that list in number 3 come true, there has to be a plan. Time carved out of your week. Action steps to get you there.
No goals happen by chance. Nothing BIG will ever just fall into your lap. We must plan and prepare for all that we want out of this life. Nobody else will take our wants and dreams and seriously as we take our own. So don’t waste time. Don’t let another year slide by without really sitting down and figuring out what it is that you need and want out of life.