Every New Year my goals tend to be the same whether that includes losing some weight, trying to overall be healthier, be a better friend/sibling/daughter, or any other New Year’s resolution that most people have. This year I have found myself in the same list of resolutions. Since going to college I have put on a little bit of the so-called “Freshman 15”, so of course being healhtier and losing weight is on my list. Also, since I will return to school I want to be a better person to those I love or maybe don’t even know.
I know that it is already January 4th, but resolutions can begin at any time as long as you start them and consciously try to make a change.
I am sick of looking at the same list and feeling trapped in the couple things I don’t always feel are easy to change. When I looked at the items on my list this year, I decided that I need some new goals. Of course I took to Pinterest where there are so many resolution ideas that I am above overwhelmed.
Instead of following one blogger’s specific list or taking a pin and trying to copy it completely, I decided to take goals that seemed to fit into my lifestyle. The goals that I found and put into a single list will, for the most part, confuse you, so let me explain.
In the end my list sounds a little like this:
- Get more sleep
- Drink more water (preferably amount needed in a day)
- Excersize more regularly
- Don’t always say the first thing that comes to your mind when talking to others
- Be conscious in what you put in your body
- Take more time to get to know myself
- Be more open-minded
- Spread more love
- Study more consistenly
- Choose happiness
Okay, so that was a lengthy list, and the thought of me finishing them all 100% isn’t completely likely. What is great about all of the goals I have are that they fit into what my previous goals were. By sleeping more, excercising more regularly, thinking about what I eat, and drinking more water I will get closer to the weight I want and being overall healthier. The remainding goals fit into becoming a better person.
Now, you may be thinking that I contradicted my whole entry because my goals are broken down versions of my original goals. I’m telling you, THAT IS THE POINT. By breaking down my goals into more in depth ways to make myself better, I have a place to start!
I hope that this entry helps you to break down your goals that seem impossible. Remember that you have 365 days (okay a little less than that now) to try and make some changes. You will fail, and thats the beauty of New Year’s goals or any goals: you have a fresh start every day that you wake up.
Go kick butt, and prove to the world and the year 2017 that your goals weren’t useless! Goodluck!
-Krystal, With a K