Do you remember every single goal you set at the start of the year? To be honest, I don’t and I feel like I am not the only one here who forgot about
“the new year, new me” resolution. It all starts to get tricky once the feeling of excitement and motivation, which pushed you to keep going, settles down. So all you have to do is to remind yourself once again what sets your soul on fire.
New year, better me.
What happens when “the new you” you visualized is still “the same old you”? Words can manipulate your thoughts so use them wisely. Instead of saying “new year, new me”, say “new year, better me”.
You will always be you. This is something I realized only recently. The past you, the present you and even the future you are all parts of who you are. Seek self-growth not change. Instead of trying to escape from your old self, embrace your current self, acknowledge all your mistakes and failures of the past and turn them into valuable lessons, work on improving your bad habits slowly day by day through self-criticism and self-love and remember that you can always evolve and become a better version of yourself.
It is important, to be honest with yourself. Evaluate your progress till now. Start by listing what worked for you and what didn’t. Try to find out why things didn’t work out the way you expected them to such as because of bad time-management, laziness, stress, etc. Pointing out the cause of your failure is crucial so as to come up with the most fitting solution. No need to feel discouraged, the meaning of this process is not to judge yourself ruthlessly but to help you re-examine your actions and achieve your goals.
Remind Yourself your New Year’s Resolutions.
Read your new year’s resolutions or you can even re-write them from the start. It’s strange how something so simple can change your whole attitude in a moment, right?
Set smaller goals.
We all set those huge goals at the start of the year that is hard to achieve and can become discouraging and overwhelming. You need to break them down and set smaller goals during the year such as monthly or even weekly/daily goals. Think of them as steps that will lead you to your ultimate goal.
Every time that I feel unmotivated or I am in a bad mood, I read some inspirational quotes. Sometimes all you need is a small reminder that you are the only one who keeps yourself back from your success. Your faith is in your hands, never forget that.
Every Day can be a New Beginning.
Don’t worry if you failed to keep up with your resolutions, you can always start again. Don’t use a small fail as an excuse to give up, use it as a motive to try even harder in the future.
Mindset is Everything.
Are you happy with your current life? Do you feel satisfied? If not then keep trying, keep failing and then keep trying all over again until you are. Everything you are doing, you are doing it for yourself. Keep that always as a reminder. A lot of time and effort are needed so as to reach your dreams, so be prepared for what is coming.
Visualize your Goals.
Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused on your goals. Try to visualize your life after you achieved everything you wished for, a little bit of daydreaming didn’t harm anyone. You can even keep up a visual journal or create a visual board of your goals.
Create a routine.
Don’t just go with the flow, create a daily routine. Having a routine will help you stay focused, save time and be more productive throughout your day.
Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below. Sorry for the late upload. See ya on Monday with a new blog post so stay tuned. xoxo ♡
Lots of love, Vaso