2018 New Years Resolutions + How to Achieve Yours
Another year has come and gone, and while I sit here and think about what I want to achieve next year I can’t help but reflect on what I did (and didn’t) accomplish this year. 2017 was a really big year for me, so she says every year, but hey I mean it this time! I graduated with my Master’s degree, got a big girl job, just recently got engaged, and nearly tripled my blog traffic.
While I celebrated many victories this year I still dealt with several struggles that got in my way from time to time. I think I doubted myself approximately 127 times, shed some tears, gained a few pounds, wrote some crappy blog posts, failed a paper, but sometimes you just have to cry + do bad to realize you need to get your s*** together and be better. I hope my resolutions can give you guys some inspiration for your own!
2018 New Years Resolutions
1 / Make Time + Slow Down
2 / Complete Another Whole30 + Stay in the Mindset
3 / Use Better Language
4 / Be Consistent
5 / Give 100%
6 / Pay Attention to the News
7 / Work On My Relationship with God
8 / Stop Whining
9 / Cook More Homemade Meals
10 / Drink More Water
11 / Stick to a Budget (the WORST!)
How to Achieve YOUR New Years Resolutions
I like to think of resolutions more in terms of goals. Being an event planner for a living, I’m not really a big picture person. Sure it’s important to know the bigger picture, but how are you going to realistically get there if you don’t give yourself smaller short term goals to track your progress along the way? For example, one of the most common new years resolutions is weight loss. Say you want to lose 50 pounds in 2018. Okay great! How are you going to make sure you lose 50 pounds? Are you going to workout and eat healthy? How many pounds should you lose a month to make sure you lose 50 by December 2018? Do you have a realistic meal plan and workout routine?
Basically what I’m getting at is that, you need to detail out the steps to achieve your goals, make short term goals to track your progress, and always always make it realistic! Don’t be that person that goes on a liquid diet in October to lose a bunch of weight real quick because your procrastinated all year or because you didn’t make realistic goals. I guarantee that meeting your short term goals will keep you motivated to achieve the big picture goal.
What are you 2018 New Years Resolutions?