I’m not a huge fan of New Years resolutions. But I do think that the start of the year can be a good time to reflect on where we’ve been – and where we’d like to go. We all know that losing weight and being more careful with money are top goals for many. But I think other, more introspective goals are more interesting, impactful and do-able.
Taking note of things like:
- How you spend your time – and who you spend it with
- The words you use when talking about yourself and others
- The way you interact with technology and social media
- The roles, obligations and jobs you have – and whether they are still a good fit
Considering these and other aspects of life takes a little time and energy – but I think it’s worth it!
I wrote an article over at Produce for Kids about how to make changes that last. My favorite tip from the article?
Make personally-meaningful goals. We can’t all care about everything. It’s not realistic to expect ourselves to be: never-cheater eaters, marathon runners, ultra-savers, perfect parents, top-notch employees, garden club honorees, award-winning volunteers, Pinterest stars…you get the picture. Instead of trying to be everything everyone else tells you that you should be, focus on being what you want to be. Not only will your goals be more meaningful, you will be more likely to meet them.
Here’s the whole article: