Hello everyone, welcome back! I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving!
It’s officially the first of December- what?! The last month of 2015. Where on Earth did this year go? Time flies when you’re having fun, I suppose.
Most people at this point in the year are now completely laser-focused on Christmas. I mean, I can’t blame you. Christmas is awesome! But something else looms in the distance… New Years. Which means New Year’s Resolutions, which is something that most of you probably haven’t thought about yet. Most of you probably think it’s too early to start thinking about the new year. However, now is a great time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.
I used to really hate New Year’s Resolutions. To me, it was just another way that people would talk up all the ~amazing~ things that they were going to do, and then they would never do them. That or they would drop them after they got bored or frustrated after only giving it a week or two of effort. Now I realize that they can be incredibly beneficial and really are a great way to start the year fresh- when they’re done correctly.
The important thing about these resolutions is that you form solid goals that you put time into thinking about. That is a key factor in setting any goal, and if you have any more questions about goal setting, there’s another post somewhere on this blog that is totally dedicated to how to set attainable and healthy goals. So yes, it may seem early to be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, but in reality, the more time you take to plan out these resolutions, the more likely you’ll be to stick with them and really be able to make a change.
Some things to remember:
- Know your limits, but strive to excel and amaze yourself. You are your worst critic, but you also have the power to be your biggest motivation.
- Resolutions don’t work unless you do. Acknowledge and accept that anything you plan to do will take time and effort to be truly effective.
- Start early and get in the right mindset. 95% of this stuff is mental. If you’re in the right mindset, it opens you up to being able to accomplish much more than you ever thought possible.
So my plan as far as resolutions is this: Make a list of my goals, write it out, and post it everywhere. On the fridge, on my door, on my mirrors, I mean everywhere! I want to commit every single one to memory and get my mind set on accomplishing them before we even get into the new year, so that when it arrives, I’ll be ready to hit the ground running.
I’d love to hear from you about your New Year’s Resolutions, and as always, I’d love to hear any feedback or ideas from you guys as well! Holla at ya girl with an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will address it as soon as possible!
Make it a great week you guys, this holiday season can be stressful but strive for positivity in all things!