I have conflicting thought on resolutions because often, I’ll make them and then change my mind by March; so is it pointless to make them? I like to make lists and write out goals even if I don’t work towards them so I think it’s fun to do anyways.
Before making resolutions, you should take some time to reflect on your past year. What did you want to accomplish? Did you accomplish that? Do you know what you failed/succeeded? How can you succeed in the future? Did you change your mind multiple times throughout the year (this is me!)?
Since I changed my mind multiple times throughout the year on resolutions, I thought this year I would focus on habits so my end goals can change. I want to develop better habits that can lay the foundation for many different big goals. Here are the habits I want to develop:
I want to start journaling everyday so that I can 1. remember every day, 2. put pressure on myself to do something worth writing down every day, 3. have a record to look back on so it’s easier to reflect on my emotions/well-being. I recently read an article about journaling which was super interesting and makes me want to journal more:
I want to be better about keeping up with memory keeping. I currently use the Project Life App but find it hard to remember to do it, and struggle with what’s important to keep track of in a scrapbook versus a journal or online. I also am struggling to scan in all the photos from my childhood at my parent’s house. I started this project more than a year ago and still am not even half way done. There are just so many pictures and even with the scanner I have it is hard to get it all done. I feel like the project of scanning in and recording my past is looming over my head and I want to settle up my past memories so I can move forward and focus on making future ones.
I know, this is the one that everyone puts on their list and never does. I want to wake up, and drive to Planet Fitness and at least walk on the treadmill while I watch YouTube videos or something. Now that I have a garage and don’t have to clear snow off my car in the morning, going to the gym should be easier – not easy, but easier.
I want to create something every day. 1 creative thing every day. It could be 1 Instagram post, but I think I can really improve my skills if I create something every day. Hopefully creating 1 thing every day will lead to creating multiple things every day or working towards greater creative projects.
I normally thing of organizing the house as a “goal” not a habit, but honestly life changes so much and how you want your house to function changes so organizing happens constantly. I know how I want our house to be organized now, but that will probably change in a year or two so if I get in the habit of organizing our house to how it best serves us now, I hope I can constantly have an organized home that fits our needs. I fit the first-born, Type-A mold when it comes to organization – I honestly enjoy organizing so hopefully this isn’t too hard of a resolution for me 🙂
What about you? Do you set goals/resolutions for the New Year? What are you looking forward to accomplishing in 2018?