I have a few problems with resolutions. I think they generally don't work. People make drastic resolutions without even really thinking about how realistic they are. They are usually unattainable and they don't have a plan in place to achieve them. When they don't succeed, which if the resolution is unrealistic, they don't, they become disappointed that it didn't work out they way they thought. People typically make New Years resolutions once a year and that is it. I like the idea of assessing your life and seeing where you are at, but can't that be done on a weekly or monthly basis? Why are people only doing it at the end of the year? Instead of calling it a resolution I think it should be about goal setting for the year. And goals should be reassessed every few months.
Going with the theme of goals instead of resolutions, I have a few for this year. This list is going to be helpful for me to remember them and come up with a plan to achieve them.
- Organize my business income and expenses.
- Build and expand my business (make BizzyBCrafts an Inc., advertise, etc)
- Work on time management (business, school, work, etc)
- Put aside money every week with Jeff to buy a house
- Continue to strengthen my yoga practice
- Cook more and start planning my meals again
- Start journaling again
That's all I can think of so far. I plan on writing them down and adding to them, making steps and ways in which to achieve them.
Feel free to comment and share your thoughts on this topic!