I walked into work on Monday morning, January 4th. You could hear echoes of “Good morning! Happy New Year!” ringing through the halls of my office. I heard other chatter as I rounded the corner. “So, what are some of your New Year’s resolutions?” I heard one secretary ask another. “Oh, you know, the usual – eat healthy, lose weight, etc. I know I’ll be good for a month and then I’m back to my old habits.”
I smiled. That sounded a lot like me.
Every January 1st, I swear to myself I am going to be healthier. I am going to kick ass and eat grilled chicken every day and work out every night. I am going to drop 50 lbs. and fit into the bell-bottom jeans I wore in high school.
My husband doesn’t even believe me anymore when I say these things. He nods his head and he already knows I’m going to quit. I ALREADY KNOW I’M GOING TO QUIT.
Why is so hard to stay on track? Why can’t I write down a resolution and keep it?
I’m going to blame life. It gets in the way. And I have to blame something, right?
This year, I decided to do something a bit different. Instead of making these lofty, unreachable resolutions, I am going to make small (teeny-tiny) goals for myself. I also listed some general goals, too.
Workout at least 3 times a week.
Read more books.
Disconnect more often.
Be in the moment. Get off the phone and enjoy the conversation.
Be personal; pick up the phone and call.
Be conscious of my meal choices and aim to eat healthier.
Create new products to sell.
Think of new content for the blog.
Let’s just start with one week. ONE WEEK.
Then once the week is over, write down different goals. Or the same. Depends on how I feel. But for me, short(real short) term goals may work for me.
What are some of your short-term goals for this year?