New Years Resolutions and Realistic Goal Setting
New Years is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. I love reflecting back on everything that happened in the year that just passed, and also looking forward to the New Year coming. You really do realize how much can happen, and change in just one year when you start to reflect on where you were at this point last year. What I love most is the excitement and goal setting for all of the things that I want to accomplish in the coming year.
2017 in Review
If I had to sum up 2017, then I would probably say it was one of the better years of my life. I got to marry my best friend, I spent a lot of time with friends and family, and I left my full time job to pursue content creation and part time marketing. Looking back now, it was a kick a$$ year, but it definitely didn’t start out like that.
The beginning of 2017 I was extremely anxious, down, and just flat out stuck in a rut. I was constantly comparing my life to everyone else’s ( don’t we all ), and I was constantly bringing myself down and setting expectations that were way to high.
About a quarter of the way through the year I started changing my mindset, becoming more minimal, and making some lifestyle changes. I feel like I really grew a lot as a person over the past year, and I am extremely happy with it. Once you start practicing gratitude, and being content with yourself and your life then things will start to change. Your happiness comes from you, not anything outside of that.
When you’re setting goals for the new year, you want to make sure that they are realistic and that you are actually in control of accomplishing them. If your goals rely on other people or things outside of your control then you’re just setting yourself up for disappointment.
Just as an example, if your goal is to have a million followers on social media then that’s something that is out of your control. You don’t have control over who follows you or how fast or slow you grow. What you do have control over is the content you produce. In this situation instead of a numbers based goal make a goal to produce more and better content than you did before.
I created a little PDF work sheet for you to download and use if you like for your own personal 2018 goals! Let me know what you’re trying to accomplish in the year to come!