I’m three days late, but that’s nothing new. Trust me, if you checked any resolution list I’ve made since birth, being more punctual was on every one of them. So too were loosing weight and being more organized and consistently stylish. Don’t get me wrong, I clean up really well!
See told ya, but typically, my hair and lack of makeup are a bit of a bore.
This year I’m trying a new approach. Instead of setting concrete resolutions like loose 30 lbs or wear makeup 4 days a week, I’m resolving to change my mindset. I’m the kind of person that starts off really well and then beats myself up for weeks when I fail. Oftentimes, I find myself caught in a whirlwind of negative thoughts. Realizing this negativity and self-deprecation only derails further progress, I’m resolving to leave it in the past.
Here are the three goals I’m going to work on this year:
Being more patient with myself means accepting when things happen instead of becoming frustrated or downtrodden. Being more prepared is all about doing the work beforehand. A wellness coach once told me, “Winners plan to fail, failures only plan to win”. It sounded crazy, until he explained himself. We all fail from time to time, winners plan for it so they can be adaptable. Failures only plan to win so when things fall apart they crumble.
I can’t control everything. I’ll forget to pack my lunch, traffic accidents will throw off my timetable. The only thing I can control is how I react.
Lastly, starting each day anew. Taking the previous day’s failings into a new day only hampers the day’s potential. I want to wake up each day grateful for a new beginning.
I’ve been spending the last couple of days reorganizing the house to help streamline my days and make these resolutions as easy as possible. My next few posts will be all about those changes.
What made your resolution list? Are you even doing resolutions this year? How do you stay accountable? Let me know in the comments below. Trust me, I need all the help I can get!