Realizing the Importance of New Year Goals

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Every year, we all think up our New Year’s resolution(s) as part of tradition, but how much do we actually stick to them? Probably not a whole lot… I know I hardly ever did. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure there are people out there that have made goals and actually stuck with them throughout the year and  that’s great because that’s what we all should be doing.

Now that I am in my 20’s, I am realizing just how important it really is to create resolutions, do them, and stick to them. Resolutions help to better ourselves. They create a part of us we can be happy and healthy with. The problem most people have is they lose focus. They give up. They don’t carry on the ambition. This is why if you really want to stick to your resolutions, you must fight for it and work on good ways and techniques to help you do this better.

So my main goal for 2015 is to lose all the bull crap excuses and get going on my resolutions. Given that your resolutions are realistic enough, there should be no excuse why you can’t stick to them.

I’ve come up with a few great resolutions that I’ve actually already started working on and I am excited to continue with.

1.) Eat healthier and exercise more- A very common resolution made among people but hardly ever gets completed. I lost focus after the last time I started this but recently have gained my ambition back to an even greater extent. I started eating healthy, got myself a gym membership, and even have my own little workout circuit set up in my basement. And I couldn’t feel any better! I just feel so much more healthy, alive, and starting to notice how my appearance is even changing. This is my reason to keep going.

2.) Get organized- I have had a crazy year for 2014. I was hardly ever organized and my life was chaotic. I had way too much going on and realize that now that I am getting older, I am going to be expecting a lot more of this. I hated misplacing things or forgetting things. So for 2015, I have decided to keep my own mini planner on me at all times. Instead of going out and buying a crazy expensive one, I am actually printing out free printables I have found online to bind together in a mini binder to make my own. The pages are adorable and the binder can easily fit in my purse to help make my life a little less chaotic.

3.) Budget, budget, budget!- This is probably the most important resolution to me. After looking over my bank account and finances of the past year, I couldn’t help but cringe. I was so mad at myself for all the unnecessary charges I made to my account and how carefree I was with my money. 2015 is the year of the savings account! I am creating a budget for myself and sticking to it. With a little research, I have found quite a few techniques and tricks to help with this. I am still trying to decide on the perfect one that fits me and my lifestyle the most but none the less, this will be done.

4.) Think and plan ahead- This ties in to all of the above resolutions. In order to do something correctly and the most beneficial for yourself and your lifestyle, you really have to think and plan before doing anything. My carefree in the moment changes and decisions have hardly ever worked out for me. This is why in 2015, before making any decision, I will think, plan, and initiate in the proper way. This also helps with decreasing your stress and helping to not make terrible decisions that will back fire with bad consequences.

So I shared all my resolutions! What are yours?

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