It’s that time of the year again where we reflect back on 2017 & we come up with resolutions for 2018. Same thing, different year? I surely hope not! I’m gonna be honest with you guys, I never end up keeping my resolutions. Usually, they last for a few days and I go back to my old ways. So, I’ve been thinking about why that is recently. I came up with a simple conclusion: my goals were always unrealistic and not specific enough.
Can someone actually lose 20 lbs in one month and how? Well, I guess if you starve yourself everyday… That perfectly discribes how my resolutions typically go. So, this year, I decided to make it a little easier on myself and come up with little hurdles that I can actually achieve. As human beings, we like recognition, so everytime you achieve a small goal, you become so proud, that it makes it easier for the next one.
As such, here are my resolutions for 2018.
1- Lose weight – typical right? Well, I am a bit ashamed to say that I gained more weight than ever and I simply don’t feel good in my own skin anymore. Time to change that. How? My 1st goal will be to start working out at least 3 times a week & cut out junk food & fatty foods like cheese (this will not be easy). Losing 2 lbs per week seems like a realistic goal. And if I end up losing more, well that will just propell me to make better nutritional choices in the future!
2-Take charge of my career: I’ve been unhappy with certain aspects of my career life and it’s time to make some changes. How? Stay tuned as I will be revealing a fun new project I have been working on soon!
3- Be more positive: I know that it seems like I’m always smiley and up-beat but in reality, I doubt myself like most people. I tend to focus on the things that don’t work out as planned and end up discouraging myself sometimes. This year I will focus more on the positive and react quickly by revising my plans. Aferall, to-do lists are meant to be re-done over and over again!
4-Take more risks: I’ve been kinda sticking to the safe side of things in my life. I definitely took some bold risks (like pursing this blog), but I’ve been afraid of jumping into things b/c of the fear of failure. But, without failture, there is no success. Afterall, in every failure there is opportunity, you just need to look closely to see it and seize it. So 2018, you shall be my year of bold moves.
5- Take time to spend with loved ones: As much as I pride myself at being able to prioritize, I still find myself scrambling to find time to go out with my hubs or my friends, and to see my family at least once a week. This year, I will be more selective with my activities so that I can spend time with people that matter most.
What are your resolutions?