OMG, you guys. It’s 2018 and I’m still here and still blogging. I haven’t been the most consistent person in the past so this is a HUGE accomplishment for me. Thank you so much for sticking with me through the past 6 months. I’ve learned a lot and I’m super excited to learn even more.
Now let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions. I usually make all of these lofty goals and resolutions, but last year I did something different. I only had one goal and it was growth. I grew emotionally, financially, and responsibly. I had to stop and reflect on the year and take the time to say, “hey, I am really proud of myself”. I have to change the way that I measure success. Sure I didn’t make a million dollars, but I learned major lessons on what type of discipline it takes to become a millionaire. That’s still a win. Ya feel me? So with that in mind, I decided to keep my resolutions simple once again. It takes the pressure off of the year and instills a sort of que sera, sera type of vibe. Whatever will be will be.
My one New Year’s Resolution is to stay ready so that I won’t have to get ready. I have been working toward my goals and I have confidence that I will accomplish them. But in 2017, I learned that the universe will not bless you with all of the things that you are asking for until you are ready to receive them. My only resolution is to live life like I already have reached my goals. That way when these opportunities come, I will have the discipline, knowledge, and know how in order to be successful.
This is not to say that you shouldn’t make resolutions. If that is what works for you then, by all means, go for it. I just know that I usually end up forgetting all the things that I said I was going to do by February. That is also why I started a bullet journal in 2017. I rarely shared my journey with bullet journaling because I was a newbie and wanted to see how it worked for me before I gave advice. After a full year, I can say that I am obsessed with this process. It helps me to stay mindful of all the things I want to accomplish by taking things one month at a time. It also helps me to practice gratitude and stay mindful of all that I have so far. I’ve got a brand new journal for the year, and I am excited to get started on these goals.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making your goals for the year:
- Go back and look at what worked and didn’t work in 2017. Maybe there are some goals that you didn’t get to and you’d like to add to this years list. Maybe there is a routine that worked great that you’d like to elevate. Start there and work forward.
- I believe that balance is key. When making resolutions this year, try the more of this and less of that method. Here’s a printout to use an example.
- Share your goals with a friend throughout the year. I am that friend that will hold you accountable and offer help. You don’t have to share with everyone, but choose at least one person you brainstorm with. Decide that you guys will check in with each other every now and then.
- WRITE THAT SHIT DOWN! Physically writing things down is the best way to manifest them into reality. Look at them often. Cross things out when you accomplish them. Checking things off a to-do list actually releases some sort of chemical in the brain that gives you satisfaction.
I know you all will do great things this year and I am proud of you already. This is your year, so let’s get started.