I’m not usually big on New Year’s goals.
Part of the problem is that most of my past attempts at tapping into the “new year, new you” energy didn’t work.
Either I was trying to make too many changes all at once or I’d start strong on one goal but then fizzle out.
Pick a goal to work on that lights you up.
Changes that come from a place of love are easier to make than changes that come from a place of fear.
Break your goals down into the smallest possible actionable steps.
Goals that would require you to overhaul your whole life are too big. Start smaller. Like, embarrassingly small.
Accept that whatever goal you pick, no matter how small of a change it may be, there will be missteps.
And that is ok. You’re only human. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward.
Another problem I’ve had with the idea of New Year’s resolutions?
I figure, if there’s a change I want to make, there is no point in waiting until some arbitrary day in the future to start working on it.
Life is short. If you want something different, start working towards it as soon as you possibly can.
Before 2019 even started, I knew that I wanted to start this blog. And I’ve spent the past year working on it.
But 2019 also brought things into my life that I never expected to have.
Things like hope.
And I spent most of December figuring out how to share those things with you.
So, this year?
I have some goals.
- Keep doing the work I need to do to heal.
- Put out a blog post every week.
I know there will be fits and starts. I know that I’ll have some days or even weeks where I don’t do the work I need to do.
But I do hereby solemnly swear to keep going, no matter what.
Because I truly believe that we can be better.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? What are your goals?
Wishing you all the best that this new year has to offer,