Here we are, another first week of the new year! Resolutions in full swing, “New year, new me” Instagram posts, and then there is those of us who 3 days into the new year, have already said, “I’ll start on Monday!”
Who’s with me!? Come on, don’t lie to yourself. You know you had a few last indulgences before hitting the Whole 30 meal plan or embark on a Dry January journey (bless all of you attempting this one—I could never)! It’s okay! I did it. Nick and I drove 11 hours from Dallas back to Atlanta on Saturday (January 2nd for reference) and 30 minutes from home, I called our favorite pizza place and ordered us an 18 inch pizza. Just for 2. (Reason 1 million I know I married the right person!) SO, basically you’re not alone!
Now, even though I took my sweet time and enjoyed a few more days of my favorite foods and bingeing Netflix shows (HELLO, DUKE OF HASTINGS from Bridgerton *swoons*) it doesn’t mean I forgot about my resolutions!
I’ve never been very good at sticking to resolutions. I start strong then falter somewhere in March, okay, maybe February! But still. I try every year and I’ve even tried a few new tactics! The last few years I’ve tried choosing one word. That helped me be a little more intentional throughout the year, but I still struggled to stick with it. Last year I tried to write down what I was grateful for every day, which I still struggled with (surprise, surprise) but I had fun looking back at it on New Year’s Day! So, what can we do? I will accept any and all tricks on how to make your resolutions stick!
This year I’m trying a new one: goal setting! Not just saying “I want to get in shape!” or “I want to lose 10 pounds.” I am working on writing down my goals every day. Y’all know I am in the midst of a quarter life crisis, trying to figure out what my next career move is! So I’m going to try manifesting that shit into the universe! I mean, what do I have to lose?
I write down my daily goals, my long term goals, my fitness goals, my personal goals, and I still write down what I’m grateful for each day! Now, it’s only day 6 of the new year, and as I’ve already mentioned, I skipped the first 3 days, BUT I am proud to say that I have completed 3 days of this. Maybe it will stick? I sure hope so!
For real though, any tips on maintaining New Years resolutions? I’m all ears! Happy 2021, y’all! Let’s go get those goals!