The tricky thing about writing down a new years resolution/goal is actually following through with it. I know in the past I would write out a long list of things I wanted to accomplish in the new year, but would only complete a couple of them. Since I only completed a couple of them I would become distressed with myself. So the next year I wouldn't see the point to making a list because I could not see the point in it.
Having a goal is important. It keeps you moving forward and helps give you a sense of accomplishment even if the goal is as simple as remembering to turn off the closet light before leaving the room. My tip for making your new years resolutions this year is to only make a list of 3 things. Once you have accomplished that list, make a new list. By reducing the size of your list you are allowing your self time to accomplish your aspired goals. Don't set yourself up for failure! What do I mean by this? Create goals with a different mind set: create steps that allow you to be rewarded throughout the process. For example, lets say you want to lose 50 lbs this year. Instead of writing down and focusing on the goal as "I will lose 50 lbs this year," write and focus on "I will lose 5 lbs each month." By focusing on losing 5 lbs each month you will be rewarded by reaching your goal each month and then before you know it you will have reached your overall goal of 50 lbs. Also when creating goals it's important not to just look at it as a goal, but as a lifestyle change.
Our Couple New Year's Resolutions
This year my husband and I decided to do something a little different when it came time to think of new goals for 2019. Instead of just making our own personal goal list we made a couples goal list. We wanted to focus on working as a team and keeping the marriage alive. Our couple goal list consist of these two things:
Save a specific amount of money each month to put towards buying a house.
Schedule a date night once a month. The date night must include us spending quality time trying something new, doing something together that does not involve watching Netflix, and taking the time to enjoy each other's company.
My Personal New Year's Resolutions
2018 has been an absolute blessing. We moved to Dallas, I got a promotion at my job, we finally got a kitchen table, I made tons of wonderful memories with friends and family, and I followed my dream of starting a blog. 2019, I'm ready to see what you have in store for my life! My 3 goals for the new years include:
Drink more Water! You guys, I struggle with this so much! Anyone else? I probably drink an entire water bottle over a course of a week :/ Yes, I know that's not good, but this is why I plan on working on it. My goal is to start off by drinking at least 16.9 oz (water bottle) every day.
Get Organized. There's nothing more annoying than when your looking for something and you can't find it because of the mess that surrounds it or it's not in a specific place. My goal is to organize our apartment as well as working on organizing my schedule. Now where to start? If anyone has any great tips or tricks that help you, I would love to hear them.
Write a blog post once a week. Bare with me guys. Having the time to write out my thoughts and organizing the content to go with each post has been a whole new learning experience for me, but it's something I have absolutely loved doing. I'm hoping to for 2019 to create a routine for myself that allows me to communicate with you guys more consistently and provide content you want to read and enjoy.
I would love to hear everyone's New Year's Resolutions so comment below and maybe we can all keep each other accountable this year!:)
Much Love, Reba Faye
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