Today I wanted to talk to you about goals and how to keep yourself focused. The saying that some people use and abuse is, “New Year, New Me.” Every year someone always says it, yet most people don’t actually make themselves “new” with the new year. So why not utilize the saying in a different way and actually make a change? Now I’m sure that I’m not the first one to say this, but why not say New Year, Better Me? You don’t need to become a new person. You don’t even need to become a better version of yourself. But I always say that there is room for improvement, so this year I’m going to work on being a better me.
I always set goals for myself, yet somehow when I set a goal to “work out more” or “eat healthier” I often fall short. This year, my goal is to better myself, hence the saying from above. Goals are very hard to keep because once you mess up, you become discouraged instead of motivated. What we don’t remember is that it’s okay to mess up. Everyone messes up. It’s what we learn from our mistakes and mishaps that counts. So if your goal is to go to the gym 4 times a week and this week you only went once, then go an extra day next week. Or you could make it up another way that best suits your needs. If your goal is to lose weight and you have been working hard at the gym and eating healthy but aren’t seeing results, continue working hard and eating healthy. Don’t become discouraged from not meeting your goals. Just keep working towards them.
It’s important to stay focused. A few ways to keep yourself on track are to have a good reason backing your goals. You want to lose weight? Great, now why? Your reason can’t be negative, either. Negativity won’t get you anywhere. Make sure you remind yourself daily why you’re working towards your goals and what you plan on getting out of it. Another way to keep yourself focused is to make your goals visible. Write them down and place them in several spots around your house. You could even write a note in your phone and make it your background.
Make sure that your goals are solid, positive goals. Don’t beat yourself up and avoid being negative. Instead of saying, “I want to be skinny” say “I want to be healthy.” Just remember that you’re awesome the way you are and that you don’t need to change for anyone. But it’s also okay to want to be better for yourself!
My goals for this year are to:
- Actually go to the gym and enjoy it
- Drink more water
- Post 2-3 times a week
- Learn how to use my camera
- Read real books
How are you going to be better this year?
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