Set Goals, Not Make Resolutions.
Every year I draft goals for the year. Goals are more than wishes, desires, or it would be nice. Goals are more than a resolution of “I will do this or not do that.” Goals are measurable and have a plan attached to them. They are measurable. Therefore I use the S.M.A.R.T method. Is the goal specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound? Smart goals are far better than resolutions.
Here are some examples from 2017. These were some goals for 2017:
1. Stop investing in one-sided relationships, people I never hear from unless they have a crisis and I am the initiator of everything.
I made a list of said people (specific)
I made a list of all the ways I was investing in them, just pouring out (measurable)
I quit some things that were no longer my assignment and stopped the items on list two (measurable, attainable, realistic)
This essentially stopped January 1 of 2017 (time-bound)
I still love people and give without expecting reciprocation. I did stop overinvesting and devoting so much time to one side relationships. I still love those people, yet do not chase people down to love them. I have since then had God bring in numerous people who love in return so our relationship is mutual. We both bring something awesome to the table and feast together.
2. Drop Several dress sizes (I prefer losing inches than looking at a scale because my body type is mesomorph-I gain muscle quick and can be small and weigh more than my counterparts).
I wanted to get back into size 6-8 (specific). It was not for vanity, I had tons of clothes I could not wear-bummer. 🙂
I weighed, took measurements (measurable)
I looked into nutrition programs that were not crazy fad diets (realistic, attainable)
I set the goal for the year (time-bound)
I started the Whole30 program.
I am back to a size 7/8 and still losing. Instead of 1 round and quit, I have completed several rounds to meet my goal. Now I am going to work on cutting-building more muscle/getting lean muscle.
Are you setting some goals for 2018? I would love to hear about them.
You can do this!
P.S You can check out the Whole30 program here Whole30 Program.
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