Ah, goodbye 2013 and hello 2014. What does this new year mean for you? Are you getting married, having a baby, moving, changing careers, going back to school or starting school? People seem to want to jump into life changing situations as soon as Christmas is over. Why do we do this? Why are we adding extra pressure and stress to ourselves just to break these resolutions by the end of February?
I suggest an alternative to these resolutions so you don’t feel at all let down come Valentines Day. Set more realistic goals for this year. Set goals that can be met every day, week and month. Do not hope to lose 40 lbs in a month, aim to lose a healthy pound a week. Aim to make a new friend each month. Learn to organize small portions of your home or office so that by next December you will have more accomplishments to be proud of that will last through out the next year. Change is something humans have a hard time accepting and implementing – but it is not impossible. It is better to start small, even micro because every success is a success worth celebrating.
Stop being so hard on yourself because you didn’t accomplish _____ by the time you were _____; or you didn’t quit _____ by _____. It’s not worth it. You are much more than the numbers on the scale, who you share your lease, mortgage or car note with – you are beautiful inside and out. This is your time to come into your potential and inspire others to do the same.
Do your best, remain positive and start small. You will reach great heights.
See you down the path!