You know, I used to really like New Year’s Resolutions… when I was little. But as amusing as they were, I’d never completed a “resolution”; most of mine were unrealistic which drove me to eventually stop trying (and caring). Instead, I began to just have a list of goals for myself for the year to come. This seemed to work out, but it’s been a casual list and I usually didn’t share ’em. (A few items on my lists from the past years have been: “lose weight”, “eat healthier”, “be more understanding”, “get better grades in your classes”.)
This year, I’ve decided to instead challenge myself with a goal every month. (This idea was partly inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project.) Why am I doing this?
It’s simple: I’d like to focus on different aspects of myself this year in a more concrete and accountable way. (If you didn’t realize by now, I’m a very reflective person.) Each goal is attached to an overall improvement strategy I have for myself, which I am planning to elaborate on when I blog about my progress each month. I made sure my goals were realistic, but still challenging and I am really excited! In addition to these 12 goals, 2012 is going to be a big year for me personally so I am welcoming it with open arms!!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Reflective Question: What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to “resolutions”?