So I am going to take a moment and rant. This isn’t something that I typically do on here. But I’ve got a couple of things I need to let out.
Let’s talk about New Years Resolutions really quick. I feel like I have been hearing a lot of negative things about people who set New Years Resolutions for themselves. “Everyone just writes a bunch of things down and never does them.” “I’m not making resolutions this year, no one like a skinny sober girl anyway.” BLAH BLAH BLAH.
Why are we hating on people who genuinely want change in their life? Why are we discouraging someone from changing their unhealthy way of life? Sounds pretty terrible.
Creating goals isn’t just something to do for the New Year, but every single day. However, isn’t it only natural to look at the year that has passed and want to create a new year with even better things? It is a reason to start fresh and to begin again, so why wouldn’t you take the opportunity?
If you’re not into resolutions, don’t make them. However, don’t bring someone else down who wants to make an effort in their life. Setting a goal for your personal life can make you feel really vulnerable. Your goals should reflect some of your deepest desires. If someone is letting the world know what their desires are, it is probably a pretty big step. Don’t squash them.
If you want to loose weight and be healthy, do it.
If you want to drink less alcohol, do it.
If you want to find your own happiness, do it.
If you want to travel the world, do it.
Well with that being said, here are a list of things that I plan on doing in the new year to better myself: (These will go along with the New Years Resolutions I made to help heal my chakras.)
Meditate more. Once a day, and bath time meditations three times a week.
Exercise five times a week. Yoga, and cardio.
Eat healthy. I will fuel my body with nutritious foods, not the crap I have been eating. Less crazy carb eating, less dairy products. More water, more veggies, more protein.
Count my blessings. Every night before I fall asleep, I will to think about all of the things I am grateful fo.
Excel at my position at work. Push my position to new heights.
Never stop learning. I will take classes to further my career in the new year. There are a ton of great classes on LinkedIn and through Hootsuite that I can take that I think will truly help me learn even more.
Work. Save. Work. I plan on picking up a side job at the beginning of the new year so I can save some money up. (for a wedding…. a house…)
But also, travel. I already have plans to travel to three states in the new year with some of the best people in the world.
Make Monthly goals. I stole this one from a very good friend. She has been making monthly goals for years, and it really helps to check in with yourself on your big picture goals. It is easy to say, “these are all of the things I want to do next year!” Then by the time December rolls around you realize you never put anything in place to make it happen.
Every 1st of the month I will make a list of goals that are in line with my yearly goal. This way I know I will be able to accomplish them.
Judge me, hate on it. I don’t care. I want changes in the new year, and I am going to make them happen. I think the most important thing I need to remember is that I am the only person that can truly make changes in my life. I am in charge of how I feel and what I do about it. I have the power to make my life whatever I want it to be. It only takes a little bit of dedication.
Cheers to the new year!