Ah, New Year’s Resolutions. You end the year feeling tired and like there are so many aspects of your life that need to change. A new year begins, which seems like a perfect opportunity. Over the course of the year you slowly lose your resolve until it’s time to make resolutions all over again.
I am not one to make New Year’s Resolutions. In the past I’ve found them silly since so many people renig on their previously passionate commitments. With that said, I have a new-found outlook and that is that goals are important. Goals should be set in order to help you achieve what you want. Creating New Year’s Resolutions can really be a great time to decide on the goals you’d like to achieve for the next year.
I really enjoyed a recent post by Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point about New Year’s Resolutions.
A few takeaways:
1) Divide your goals into categories (i.e. personal and professional)
2) WAIT. Wait until the “OMG, it’s a New Year, anything is possible” hyped-up energy has cleared.
3) Be specific.
Taking her advice, I waited a few weeks to make my goals so I could make definable goals that I could stick to. Here are a few of my goals for 2012: