New Years Resolutions?

I don’t know why, but that just makes me feel like whatever I plan, I’m going to fail at instantly. On December 28, 2016, my friend Steven and I sat down and wrote down what we wanted our next year to look like. I think that what we did is MORE helpful than setting resolutions.

First, we determined where we wanted our lives to be going. We had both short and long term goal sections.

Next, we read them out loud. This may seem silly, but it helped to make them more realistic, and helped us go more in depth and fix them. It also made the ridiculous sounding ones stand out. I had to move some of my long term goals to the short section, and vice versa. Some I even got rid of because I realized I didn’t care much for it when I thought about it.

Lastly, we took pictures of each other’s goals. I still have his in my photo gallery.

Our plan was to have accountability meetings once a week, which turned into once a month, which eventually turned into not at all. ONLY because we were so busy doing the things we had planned that we weren’t always available at the same times.

If you’re sick of failing at resolutions, try this! Grab a friend who will keep you accountable, or who reminds you to stick with it just by a simple text. Write down what you want, and go for it.

My last tip is, do NOT wait until the first of January to begin. Start NOW. Why put it off when you can be one step closer to what you want if you began now?

What are some of the ways you keep yourself accountable?

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