Anyone ever made a new year’s resolution that you stuck with for the entire year? I used to make the same one every year “lose weight”, that one didn’t appear to be working so I started making life goals and things I could measure like floss my teeth every day, or make supper.
I have come to realize that having a resolution that was not in line with me as a person, would never stick. Making supper every night will never happen because we would waste so much food with the amount of left overs. Also I am loosely a vegetarian and My husband is a big lover of meat and potatoes, because of that fact it can be hard to prepare meals that please us both. (Despite wanting to be a ‘good wife’ and have a hot meal ready for him, I don’t eat meat and he doesn’t love tofu.)
Gyms are full at the start of the New Year and by March back to normal attendance. What is with that?
It may be because people make resolutions based on things they think they should be doing instead of things that they want to be doing or interest them.
This year I am going to set goals. Adult type goals that I think at this point in my life I should have a handle on. Things that will make me a better me now and in years to come. The other rule for these goals I am making is that they must be in line with who I am as a person. (There will not be a goal in June that says I will spend 30 min in the garden everyday because 5 min feels like extreme torture to me).
Here are my first 3 goals for 2015
- Moisturise every day with an SPF. (Which is different from my current routine of putting on face cream…………once a month or 2 days in a row and then not till the next time I notice it in the medicine cabinet.)
- Get 30 min of exercise EVERYDAY. (This means any type of activity; walking in the mall, yoga, running, sex.)
- Brush my teeth every day. (This may seem like a no brainier; and my friends and loved ones who work in the dental industry may be shocked. Honestly, sometimes it actually doesn’t happen.)
That’s it. These goals are just for January. After 30 days they should be a habit, and then I will add new goals for the next month, and build on the current ones. This is reminding me of the ‘Happiness Project’. I will actually make a chart like the author and make sure I do each of these every day for the month.
Let me know in the comments what your first goal for 2015 are and we can build on them together.