It’s that time of year again. The time when everyone is buying gym memberships, throwing out candy, and drinking more water. The time of year where making lists and setting goals is the thing to do. Me, personally, I don’t think that there is anything wrong with setting goals as long as they are attainable.
While reviewing my past year, I realized that I set way too many goals on this blog that I did not achieve. You may have noticed (or not) that a lot of my older posts are gone. In the midst of the realization that my blog and I needed a change. My mindset has begun to shift, which is why the topics for my blog are now more streamlined.
The main thing I want to do this year is focus on myself, as selfish as that sounds. I’ve decided to make 2017: the year of me. Where I focus on what I want and work towards the goals that I want to achieve for myself and my life. It’s easy to get caught up in the trends of what the “new year” means, but what is most important is having the right mindset.
how to have a better mindset:
1 | set attainable goals
Set realistic, attainable goals that you know you can achieve. Instead of starting with eliminating sugar from your life. Like, most of us actually want to do. I’ve decided to begin with drinking more water. I feel like if I set smaller, attainable goals I will be able to progressively move towards the bigger goals that I actually want to achieve.
2 | make a list
Make a list of all of the goals you want to achieve this year and little milestones towards those goals. For example, I want to find a workout routine I enjoy. So instead of forcing myself to exercise six days a week, like I want to eventually do. I’m spending this month and next month trying different exercises and classes to see what I enjoy. That way when I get to my big picture goal of exercising six days a week. It won’t feel like a burden, but instead I’ll enjoy exercising.
3 | don’t beat yourself up
I told myself multiple times that I was not going to drink Pepsi anymore. But guess what – I drank the Pepsi. So, I’m not going to sweat it at all. Because it won’t change the fact that it happened. Instead I’m going to focus on continuing to drink more water and eventually I won’t want to drink Pepsi anymore. Let’s face it, we all mess up! If you continue to dwell on the one thing that you did instead of focusing on more important things. You’ll never be able to move forward.
I’ve realized that if I stick to a certain amount of goals this year, like the seven below. I’ll be able to slowly shift my mindset. I’m done with creating monthly goals that are not attainable. Instead I want to set a few goals this year that I will be able to achieve.
My top goal for 2017 is to read one-hundred books. You can always stay up to date on what I’m reading by looking on my sidebar (on the right). As I accomplish all of my goals this year, I hope you accomplish some as well.