December 22, 2017

Fuck Resolutions, Make Goals Instead

This year was my most progressive year, even if it was slow going. This year is the first year that I'm actually looking forward to the next year because I feel like I can own up to the past. For once, the potential of the future doesn't seem out of reach. It doesn't seem like some distant thing that I can never tackle. Depression who??

I am stronger than I've ever been. I know exactly who I am and I love myself. In fact, I remind myself daily that I love myself. Even when I am too exhausted to get out of bed or so unmotivated that I can't even check up on Animal Crossing, I eventually manage to pull myself out of that and continue living. It is thanks to proper medication, spiritual growth, strong relationships and creative drive. Because of those things, 2017 truly felt like the year that I started living my life. Sure it took about 25 years to get there, but at least I finally got there.

2018 is going to be a year of hard work and good payoff. Why? Because I'm not making resolutions. I'm making goals. 

As far as I’m concerned, New Year’s resolutions are a bunch of bullshit. Year after year we make them only to break them and then feel bad about ourselves. Sure, our intentions are good, but they aren’t meaningful or even real. 

For example, you might make the resolution to lose weight. Why? Maybe because you think you need to lose weight, and the ads on TV are making it tempting to sign up for the gym. Plus, everyone keeps telling you that the new year is a new start, blah blah blah.

If you don’t choose to make a real change, you aren’t going to follow through. If you aren’t mentally, or even spiritually prepared, your resolutions will fail. And you know it! Because when is the last time anyone has actually ever stuck with their resolutions??

Goals are different. Goals are intentional and powerful. Making a goal is like making a pact with yourself saying that you are going to get something done, or at the very least try really hard. Except when you make silly, unreasonable ones, goals can always be accomplished with hard work, persistence, and drive. 

So set your intentions for the year. Make your goals. Make reasonable goals. Make goals that put a smile on your face at the thought of them being completed. Make sure the steps to get those goals completed are ones you can take. If your goal is to lose weight, it is because you want to, not because you think you have to. And if your goal is really to lose weight, start now! While the new year is a new start, so is every single day, and every single moment. Your life is yours and you don’t have to wait for the clock to strike midnight to make things happen. You can do that right now!

1 comment:

  1. I like the honesty in this post! I wrote something similar about how I’m not making New Years resolutions either! Happy 2018