Good Morning! I know it’s a little late to get on the New Years resolutions band wagon, but better late than never. I was reading through some blogs and seeing everyone’s resolutions and to be honest, I didn’t plan on actually having any. But then I got to thinking… am I being too full of myself to think I shouldn’t have any resolutions? (probably) There are plenty of things I can improve upon.
So now my inner nerd comes out. When I think about setting goals, it seems so daunting and I can’t help but think of the SMART acronym. If you’re going to bother setting goals, they might as well be good ones that you can actually achieve, right?
Just like getting up and going to the gym everyday isn’t going to just pop into your schedule, your goals aren’t just going to decide to pop into your life one day. It takes lots of time and dedication and baby steps. So if you are unfamiliar with “SMART goals” this is what the acronym stands for.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Timely
So here it is, my 2015 New Years resolutions:
1. Run 2 half marathons – this will take an awful lot of planning, dedication, and daily/weekly smaller goals. But it excites me! (I’m sick, I know)
2. Complete 5 5Ks – This one is probably more of a support goal to #1, but it’s also one that is 100% attainable. There is no goal too small.
3. Save money – This one is a doozie. No matter what the amount you choose, when you break it down by week or month, there’s going to be a lot of pain.
4. Go to Church – I really am going to try to be more open to church. I don’t know why I step into a holy place and automatically feel the deep urge to be defiant. One of life’s greatest mysteries, but dang it, I’m going to try to have a good attitude.
5. Don’t talk shit – This one is so simple, yet so difficult. And we all do it sometimes. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of talking bad about others… sometimes it’s just an easy conversation piece, or maybe someone is really getting under your skin. But there really isn’t any reason to ever tear someone down, especially if they are a “friend”, even if you think they will never know. With that said, venting is sometimes necessary/productive and it is allowed (however it is a slippery slope and should be used in moderation).
6. I probably should have added “Balance” to my list. I am always striving to maintain a balance in all aspects of life and it is an ongoing battle.
Now I’m a little nervous to hit publish on this post… with my current track record of publishing things before they happen and then failing to complete them. I guess I will just have to be extra diligent!
I hope that my list will help inspire you as I have been inspired by others in 2015!