What is it about a new year that suddenly makes you question your entire life and what you have and have not done? Every year I make a resolution that, let’s be honest, I never succeed in achieving.
I spent a couple of weeks trying to decide what I wanted my New Year’s Resolution to be. My problem is: every year, I set my goals way too high. I end up disappointed at the end of the year when I realize how much I wanted to do, that I just never got around to doing.
So this year it’s time to switch it up. Instead of creating an unrealistic goal for myself for the entire year, I see more success in making a resolution for every day.
Why not wake up every morning with a goal? Sure it’s good to have long term goals, I have a lot of them. But why not make an ACHIEVABLE goal for every day? It doesn’t have to be anything far fetched, like “today I want to solve the economic downfall and create 10,000 jobs for those who are unemployed.”
- “Today, I want to do 20 minutes of yoga.”
- “Today, I want to donate $10 to a charity or someone in need.”
- “Today, I want to subtract 20 minutes of Facebook and add 20 minutes of reading.”
- “Today, I want to call three family members to catch up.”
- “Today, I want to drink three more glasses of water than usual.”
- “Today, I want to do four random acts of kindness.”
- “Today, I want to apply to my dream job. I have nothing to lose. If I don’t get it, I’m in the same position I was already in.”
- “Today, I want to ride my bike to work instead of drive.”
- “Today, I want to explore a new part of town.”
- “Today, I want to pick up the guitar and learn a new song.”
- “Today, I want to cook something from scratch.”
- “Today, I want to do sit ups during an entire episode of Friends.”
- “Today, I want to make a plan to visit a long distance friend.”
These are the kind of goals that you can set for yourself for every day. Goals you can reach in a matter of a day to get to a feeling of achievement. Keep a journal of your entire year and see just how much you can accomplish in this year.