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 healthier 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)
- Exercise more regularly
- Don’t always say the first thing that comes to your mind when talking to others
- Be conscious of what you put in your body
- Take more time to get to know me
- Be more open-minded
- Spread more love
- Study more consistently
- 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, exercising 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 remaining 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 that’s 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”