With a new year come new possibilities. There are those of us who make new year resolutions, some of us who don’t. No matter what route is chosen, there is no right or wrong. A new year resolution can be something very fulfilling, but only if there is follow through. This is why, I challenge anyone who has made one, or is still planning on it, to start small.
Plenty of times in the past, goals that were far to big were set by well meaning individuals. Most of us have an overall goal that we would like to reach in life, whether it’s school, work, personal life, but there are steps towards that goal that must be met first. This is what I mean by starting small. Set those small steps first. This allows you to encourage yourself to meet the next one after that. I cannot even count how many times I’ve set goals that were just too large, too daunting, to accomplish even within one year. So I start small.
I’ve given some thought to my goals this year. This caused me to prioritize. Sure, I’d love to be able to work out again. Pregnancy body is in full swing over here, and the amount of chocolate that I consume is not helping. Instead, I decided I’d work on things that have already been in progress in some way, that way I am motivated to reach even further.
First and foremost, I want to focus on my family. My husband and my two little boys are the most important men in my life and I hope to make some great memories from this year. This includes, not getting frustrated when times are tough. Second, I know that I need to continue my writing. It’s definitely been difficult this past year and that is why I’ve been disappearing for a while at a time, which is something I hope to fix. I’d love to finish that manuscript I’ve been working on for months. Third, concerns school. I am almost done, and my little goals are to just take it one class at a time, until I am standing at graduation.
What are your goals?