It’s That Time of Year

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Now that Christmas is over (sad) everyone has New Years Eve to look forward to. The parties, the sparkles, the champagne, and the resolutions. Oh those New Years resolutions, how easily they are broken. And once you break them you feel like you failed and get discouraged and decided that it means you’ll just have to wait until next January to start working out again (not speaking from experience or anything)

Every year we set ourself up for failure when it comes to our New Years Resolutions. We get so caught up in making it, that we don’t stop to think if it is something we truly will stick with or be able to do. But, there are simple things to keep in mind when we are setting our New Years resolutions this year:

  1. Make them simple
    • Don’t make elaborate resolutions that you know you’ll never keep once February comes around. If you do this, you’ll end up disappointed. If your resolution is to travel more, but your bank account is more happier with weekend trips, don’t make your resolution to travel the entire world. Maybe make your resolution to go a few towns over for the weekend, go to the nearest city, or get out in nature more.
  2. Don’t be hard on yourself if you cheat a little
    • It’s okay to go off course a little. It’s okay to not be perfect 100% of the time. If your resolution is to save money, remember it is okay to treat yourself every now and then, as long as you don’t get overboard and treat yourself every week or spend the same $100 five different way.
  3. Set small goals
    • Instead of setting one big resolution for the new year, set a few small ones for yourself. If you’re starting a blog, don’t make a goal to reach 100,000 followers in the first year. Make a goal to consistently post a certain number of times a week, set aside a few hours a week to dedicate to your blog so you can truly focus. Don’t get caught up in numbers.
  4. Make them attainable
    • If you’ve never had a gym membership before, let alone have never set foot in a gym, don’t make your resolution to go to the gym 5 times a week. All that is going to end up happening if you getting discourages, trust me. Also, if you want to start eating healthier, don’t go cold turkey and cut out all sweets ASAP. Start off slow with everything and add on to it at a later time.

Mostly, don’t be too hard on yourself if you go off course a little or don’t see the progress you wanted to see in a certain amount of time. You are still doing something and that something makes you happy, doesn’t it? If so, then let yourself be happy and enjoy your resolution. If it doesn’t make you happy, why were you doing it in the first place?

What are your resolutions going to be this year? Leave a comment below and check back on Thursday to see a quick New Years Eve look! Also, be sure to follow the blog to get an email every time there is a new post!

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