Resolutions are where goals go to die. Every December 31st people all over the world announce their changes for the year. How they will be a better person, make healthier choices, read more, drink less, the list goes on. Of course January 5th comes along and all those resolutions go right out the window.
So why do people keep this trend going?
Am I guilty of this?
Hell yeah I am. I used to be one of those people that would constantly make resolutions that I told myself I would complete every year. I would make these broken promises because it was the trend and everyone else was doing it so why shouldn’t I? It’s just what you did every year, but I never held myself accountable for it. I would start out strong and then just let it fade like dust in the wind.
There was even a time where I would try to restart my resolution in May or June, like a redo. How did that work out? About the same as a New Years Resolution. So why did it not go so well? Well because it’s one of those trends that have no meaning. No one places accountability for themselves when they set resolutions. They make these grand plans and then after awhile the novelty wears off and they are back to doing their same old stuff.
Resolutions are supposed to be goals you set to help you have a better year and make yourself a better person. There’s so many awful things going on in the world and we could really use better people in it. So why not instead of calling them resolutions, we call them GOALS?
I know, I know, it’s the same damn thing. Here’s the reason though. By setting goals you are giving yourself something to work for.
Um, Teresa, that’s exactly what a resolution is.
I know, but you can’t just set a goal for the year and just leave it to come to fruition all on it’s own, When you set goals you have to set time limits. By placing time limits you are setting expectations for yourself to complete these goals. I’ve noticed that when I make monthly goals I’m more inclined to work harder at them. The time limit is my motivation. It adds more sustenance to the actual goal and then gives me a sense of pride when I reach it. Checking that little box is the rush this poor mama needs.
So now we have reached the part of the post where I tell you my goals for the year. These are what I hope to have reached by December, but of course there will be little goals set within each month that I must achieve. By achieving these small monthly goals will lead me to achieving the bigger ones by the end of the year.
Here it goes….
-Reach my goal weight by April in time for my 31st birthday.
-Fix our finances and work on paying off one section of debt by June.
-Continued on with the finances and that’s to build our savings account to a comfortable amount by November.
-Reach 1000k followers on Instagram
-Also setting a posting schedule
-Reach 1000k Subscribers on my YouTube Channel
-Reach 1000k views on this blog and also increase my subscribers.
-Also create a better posting schedule so that you my readers receive more content.
These goals can be achieved as long as I work really hard. I can no longer sit around and expect all of these things to come to me if I don’t put in the blood, sweat, and tears. They may also seem trivial to you, but these goals I’ve set all pertain to improving my way of living. My physical health will help in my mental health. My finances will help destress life just a little for my husband and I. Of course all of the business goals are just my dreams that I want to make a reality. I have found something that I truly enjoy doing and even though it’s a lot of hard work, I know it’s something I want to do.
I want to say thank you to all of my readers who stop by and take the time to read my thoughts. All of my subscribers who enjoy reading my thoughts so much that they joined my blog family to get notifications when I post. I really appreciate all of the love and support. You drive me to keep working hard and bringing you better content.
So let’s set some goals and get this year going.
You didn’t think I would end this post without a typical resolution did you?
Of course I want:
-Make more time to really enjoy my kids
-Make more time for my marriage
-Be a better me
yada, yada, yada