Happy New Years Eve!!! 2017 has had its ups and downs for everyone, but I think we can all agree that we're happy to have a fresh start! While most bloggers are sharing their 2018 resolutions, I decided to save that post for tomorrow and instead share with you things you should consider when making your resolutions. It's so easy for us to shoot for the stars and make these outrageous resolutions that deep down, we know we can't keep. Here I've listed 3 simple tips for making your resolutions a little more realistic.
Are you really going to work out EVERY SINGLE DAY? No, you probably won't. Are you really going to go 365 days without caffeine? Ehh, maybe. Is it possible to never gossip one single word about anyone? Yeah, but that's really difficult. Be realistic about it! Habits aren't formed overnight. We all require growth. No one is going to stand over you all year and shun you if you slip up. Promise yourself to work out 3 or 4 days a week, more if you have the time. Or tell yourself you'll workout for a total of 5 hours every week. Let's face it: we all get busy. There will be days where you're sick, or days when you have to stay late for work and go home to a house full of kids. You probably won't have time to work out every day! So don't put that pressure on yourself. Tell yourself two cups of coffee at the MOST every week. We all have those days where we'll crash without it. Promise yourself that you will think before you speak. Lord knows words tumble out without thought. If you do these things and find that you have more time than you thought or it's easier than you expected it to be, then up your expectations for yourself. Or get it down to a T and expect more in 2019. But if you think you can go all in, by all means GO FOR IT!!!
Make sure you actually want it.
Don't just make a resolution because it's popular. And don't make a resolution if you think you should or if someone makes you feel like you have to. Just because your girlfriends are giving up chocolate doesn't mean YOU have to. It's extremely difficult to commit to something you don't actually want. So don't push anything on yourself!
Pray about it.
Pray about your resolutions, people! Will power comes from The Lord. And He's the only one other than yourself who can help you! Chances are He's looking down on you, proud that you're trying to better yourself. He can help you decide what you need to do differently in the new year. He knows us best and knows exactly what we need.
So with all that being said...
Good luck, my friends! I believe that you all have the ability to stick to your gun and make 2018 your best year yet!!!