We talked at the beginning of last year about how to make your resolutions last throughout the whole year. How did you do? I’ll be honest, I didn’t do great. I lost track of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2014 and only got a few done here and there, but I wasn’t consistent.
I want to help you avoid this as we begin 2015. Hopefully, I’ll heed my own advice and be more successful with my own resolutions this year as well.
My big advice this year is to just be reasonable with yourself on your goals. No one benefits from making a list of 10 things they want to change about themselves in a year, you walk away unhappy with who you are and that’s not ok. Focus on 1 to 3 things that will make your life better overall and make a plan of how you will implement small changes into your day-to-day life to accomplish them. Baby steps are still steps moving forward and in the right direction so don’t get upset with yourself that changes isn’t happening overnight.
Lastly, I want to leave you with this: Go easy on yourself. Let’s make 2015 a year of self-acceptance. Change what you will make your life better but at the end of the day, be happy with who you are.
Put down the phone, iPad, laptop, whatever. Bust most importantly the phone. Put. It. Down. When did we stop actually actively participate in our lives in exchange for passively pretending we are? Studies have shown that with the rise of social media and smartphone dependence, there has been an equal rise in unhappiness among all age groups. People are communicating less and not enjoying quality time. So try this on for size – put down the phone and have a real conversation, take in the view, enjoy your food before it gets cold, let that text wait while you drive, and keep some moments for yourself. Don’t let the video below accurately represent your life this year. This is my wish for you.
I hope you all had a fantastic New Years! As with every new year comes new resolutions or goals for the upcoming year. No matter what they are, here is a simple, handy list to help you accomplish them.
- Write them down. Makes them seem more real, and permanent.
- Keep the list visible. Laminate it and post it all over your house if that’s what you need but you should at least keep it on your phone and maybe on your fridge if your resolutions involve eating healthier, etc.
- Start small and work your way up. Not only could this mean to start with a small, easy resolution to get that instant gratification of a quick win, but you should break your bigger resolutions down into smaller, simpler steps to help you achieve the end goal.
- Check back as frequently as you need too. This could be as often as every week or every month, at the very least every quarter. The only way to keep yourself on track is to check up on your goals consistently.
- Celebrate the victories but don’t lose focus. Don’t be hard on yourself, celebrate the little victories but make sure to not let it stop you from moving forward with your goals.
I hope this list has been helpful to you and that you are successful with your 2014 resolutions! Happy New Year!!