January is the start of a brand new year and the time when a lot of us make new years resolutions. New year, new me and all that jazz. If I’m honest I’ve been that person, I’ve promised myself I’ll give up chocolate, deprive myself, give up alcohol for January the list is endless isn’t it. But in all honesty it is a slippery slope and a feeling of guilt I know I’ve experienced myself. Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves at this time of year or feel like we should give something up only to feel guilt slide in when we don’t keep up with such strict expectations. I’m not going lie, I do want to start the year as I mean to go on and for me that is filling my body with the good stuff and begin excersing more.
The start of the year does excite me, the brand new year is a good a time as any to think about all we wish to accomplish in the upcoming months. I feel all our focus shouldn’t be on all we need to give up, and we most definitely shouldn’t feel we have to give up things up in order to succeed. Instead I believe we should think about how and what we can add to our lives in order to improve and reach our goals.
Instead of thinking about all the things I want to give up I have chosen a word to help me with my focus for this year. My word is Grow.
Grow as a person
Grow my confidence
Grow my knowledge
Grow my blog/ website
Grow my following
Nothing about grow suggests depriving myself of anything, or removing anything from life. Grow to me is all about natural development and increasing existance and becoming as a person and for this I’m super excited.
Having said that, I’m not saying how you choose to set your goals is wrong I just know for me promising myself I am going to give up X, Y Z in the past has not ended well.
Have you ever thought about setting yourself a word for the year, season or even month by month? It could really help you gain focus with your own personnal growth and goal setting.
I’d love for you to share your new years resolutions, plans and goals and how you plan to reach those goals. Please share your word for 2019 too if you chose one and let us all know what you are focusing on this year.
Until next time