New Year, New You?

New year new you, we have all been victims of this unspecific high expectation of ourselves. I see memes each year that make fun of the inability of Americans to truly stick to their goals and instead take the easy way out by phrasing their goal with the latest fad.

Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being motivated and determined to make the new year and improved version of yourself. However, it is hard to say what the new us looks like it we haven’t specified what we wanted out of life this new year.

Although vision boards have gained popularity in the last few years, we seem to only use it to have something to show social media. Instead we should be using a vision board (or journal) to depict to ourselves what are expectations are of ourselves for the new year.

New Year, New You…Seriously This Time

This year is going to be different, because you are reading this post! This time you are going to ensure that you set realistic and specific goals, post your goals where you can see them each day and ensure that it encompasses many different part of your life.

For example, most individuals make a goal of losing weight but do not specify the amount of weight to lose, why it is important or how they will do it. Since, they do not have the specifics, many people fail before the year gets officially started.

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My biggest suggestion for the upcoming year is to create a new you is to make small adjustments to each part of your life and be specific! For example:

Mental health-> “I want to stop isolating”

WRONG

“I will go out socially at least 1 time a month each month to make sure i do not isolate and to improve my mood (fight my depression)”.

RIGHT

Use this to help you out!

I hope that the upcoming year is all that you hope it will be and much more. Remember to be specific and post these goals where you can see them.

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12 Comments

  1. I love this post! I have a “go big or go home” attitude when it comes to New Year New Me so maybe changing my plans to something more realistic and achievable will help. Small adjustments can go a long way. Thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for the template for each goal.

  2. I fully agree with you. Without specific goals, we are setting ourselves up to fail. I’ve been working on figuring out what my goals are for next year, and I have a few of them worked out, but still refining others to be specific and realistic.

  3. I personally like setting goals dropped my life in a different times of the year and just not into the whole new year’s resolution thing. I see so many people set them in they fall apart by February. It’s all good to have goals, just don’t wait until one day on the calendar to set a whole bunch of them. Spaced out thing so you can manage them better. Happy New Year

  4. My husband and I are facing some big challenges and changes starting this month and through next year so we’re, as a result, going to be new versions of ourselves because our situation is dictating that … but, we’re going to make the most of it!

    Great post!

  5. I’ve skipped the resolutions the past two years in favor of a “word”. Everything I do (or don’t do), I think about how it supports that word. But I 100% agree that any resolution, goal, or word NEEDS to be specific in order to be successful. Thanks for a good read!

  6. We out so much pressure on ourselves to be new – I think it’s good to reflect but I prefer to extend my goals slowly over the entire year – otherwise they are toast by February

  7. Love how you make it clear that it is I present to know what you want in order to manifest your goals. I also like the language that you use in regards of creating goals. Instead of focusing on the negative to make positive affirmations. That is definitely key. I hope you have a great new year.

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