Making Resolutions… And Keeping Them
At the end of every year, I take a look back and think about what I could have done better. At the end of 2014, I realized that not all of my ideas came to fruition. In fact, many of them didn’t even come close. I knew there were some changes I’d have to make in order to make this year a more productive one. Now that we are a few months into the year, I’m keeping myself accountable by checking in on my resolutions.
We can all be guilty of spreading ourselves too thin at times. That’s the way life goes! I never want to look back and say, “what if” or “I wish I had…” so I decided this year is going to be different. In order to accomplish more, I decided to focus on less. In other words, I’m trimming the fat. No, not that fat. The kind of excess that makes me feel much busier than I really am and therefore gets in the way of me making things happen.
For one, I vowed to go out to eat less and keep my kitchen stocked so there’s always an option to stay in and cook. So far, I’m staying true to my self-promise, but if I’m being honest I could be following up on this one with a little more effort. Second, I’ve only been attending parties and other social events where I’ll be missed. If it’s not something that sounds like it might be fun or it’s simply a time-filler, I’ll skip it. This has really forced me to spend more quality time with myself and follow through on my big ideas and dreams. Speaking of those ideas, as per my resolution I’ve narrowed them down to a realistically manageable number. How can you give a project 100% when it’s merely one of ten?
What are your goals this year? How are you keeping yourself accountable? I want to know!