January it’s almost over, it’s literally a matter of time for us to realize that days and weeks went by and we totally forgot to keep track with our new year’s resolutions.

Maybe some of you might be struggling to continue the resolutions you made earlier. Perhaps you started with a huge motivation and excitement, but as days went by you suddenly didn’t feel the same and began to wonder if it was really worth the effort. This has been my case most of the time, personally, I’ve always been the kind of person that has unfinished projects. I love making crafts and I see potential in almost everything, so I end up recycling a lot of cardboard boxes and color papers. However, at the end of the day, all those things finish up piled up in a box in a corner of my bedroom, waiting for their true potential to come up.

what if i don’t have new year’s resolutions

To be honest, I didn’t have new year’s resolutions this year. I had absolutely no idea what to plan ahead for 2019. My husband had a whole bunch of goals set up in mind, both personal and professional. As for me, I was discouraged about the new year that was coming. The way my career was hardly moving on thanks to my college disappointed me. Also, I was thinking about how my dreams were absolutely frozen and I was barely working on them at all.

I think we can all relate to that particular moment when you just look at the horizon (not in a corny way) wondering what am I going to do with my life. I can’t tell you exactly what happened that made me change my mind and gave me a whole bunch of new year’s resolutions, and that’s kind of my point for this first entry in my new blog.

Sometimes we wait up for something out of the ordinary to motivate us into doing what we are already desiring to do. Last time I check, the law didn’t say anything about having to start a diet or a new exercise plan on a Monday. For most people, the new year means a whole new opportunity to start over, and they put their hopes on the resolutions made. All of this makes no sense when you realize that every day is a new opportunity.

what are my new year’s resolutions now

I don’t know if it’s considered cheating, but I stole one resolution from my husband: Work on my website and personal blog. Having my own website was a goal long time ago, but as I mentioned earlier, I’m not good finishing personal projects. However, I started thinking about how things were different for me now. 

In the first place, I’m married now and living alone with my husband. I can manage my time and schedule more freely and I have fewer distractions (I used to live in a very noisy place, and my husband, thanks the Lord, is a quiet person). Nonetheless, if I have to be honest with myself and with you (which is one of the key points of this blog), seeing how hard my husband was working and how happy he was with his job, made me feel bad. 

Comparing myself to that, I couldn’t help but notice that my dream job was very far away from me. But I felt worst realizing that the main reason to that was myself. My laziness, lack of commitment, and total absence of persistence. In conclusion, my real new year’s resolution was to stop feeling sorry for myself and begin to work right away. To start doing what makes me happy, and begin to take little steps into making my dream come true. 

how to keep track of the resolutions made

I have to confess, and I believe most of you can relate, that in the beginning, everything is awesome. We feel cheerful, hopeful, optimistic. I’m totally nailing this, and we probably are, but that doesn’t mean anything when two weeks later we’re back to our same old selves and our new year’s resolutions are a thing of the past. In my opinion, that has a lot to do with the fact that is always hard to leave a bad habit, and even harder to start a good one. We miss one day of working out or can’t complete one scheduled program and all of our optimistic feelings fall right down to the ground. 

The clues to avoid feeling like this are very simple, the real complication is in our minds. When we feel that we let ourselves down and lose our confidence, that is way worse than missing one day of keeping your goal.

  • Don’t be too hard on yourself.

    Missing one day is ok, you forgot or were too busy or simply you haven’t found the right time to pin your new activity into your everyday routine. So keep the spirit up, and try again the next day. Plan ahead and think for new ways for making it work for you. Something that works for others doesn’t necessarily have to work on you. 

  • Set up realistic goals

    Rome wasn’t built in one day, so stop trying to do it. If we ask too much of ourselves on the first few days, there’re more chances to end up failing. Breath, and take it easy, start with little steps and we you’re certain that you can manage with that, try to push yourself a little more. It’s good to be confident, but it’s not to be overconfident. 

  • Don’t give up

    This one might seem a little too obvious, but it’s important to remember it. When it comes to new year’s resolutions, the real struggle is in our minds, and if we’re not satisfied right away we’re less likely to continue. So be patient, forget about the results you’re looking for and focus on what you’re accomplishing by keeping the rhythm of your new goal. When you learn how to focus on the process, you’ll achieve anything you want. 

 

  • Enjoy it!

    See the good side of it. Treat yourself whenever you accomplish a new goal or step. Smile and think about how positive will this process be for you. And if you’re not enjoying it at all, don’t force yourself. Take a step back and meditate on what can be causing you discomfort. 

I considered all this, and some other factors, when I finally decided to do something in 2019 and set up my new year’s resolutions. Luckily for me, this website helps me with all of them.

I want to practice and improve my writing, and build up a Portfolio to share with my Fiverr clients. However, I don’t want to focus just on business. I will start writing more fiction as a personal goal, short stories, and even poems, so I can have my own literary portfolio when it comes to being a novelist, that is my dream and I plan to achieve it.

What’s your dream?

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