Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions
Ahhhhhh, 2018 is finally here. A fresh start. A clean slate. I’m not sure if you can hear my sigh of relief through the computer screen, but in case you can’t, let me just say 2017 was quite the ride. But, instead of dwelling on what a SOB 2017 was, I’m going to focus on how awesome 2018 is going to be.
Every year I come up with a few resolutions and goals that I hope to accomplish throughout the year. They always seem to go something like this:
- Lose 20 pounds
- Get in the best shape of my life
- Start a blog/youtube channel
- Spend more time with family
I’m proud to say that I can check a few of those resolutions off my list, such as starting a blog (hehehe) and spending more time with family, but there is still one that is ALWAYS there and never goes away. Ever since I can remember, I feel like I have repeatedly had “lose weight” as my number 1 resolution.
This year is going to be different.
Although I personally think New Year’s resolutions are a little hokey because I believe if you want to change something, there’s no better time than the present, there is something motivating about having an entire year to start fresh. I have decided to remove my “lose weight” resolution in place of something else. Instead of focusing on dropping 20lbs (I still totally want to, but I’m going to break this goal into smaller, more achievable goals), I want to focus on being more conscious of my health, physically and mentally, and stop having this “must lose weight, must lose weight” mindset.
I know I’m not alone when I say I’ve had the same resolution at the top of my list for years now, so I decided to do a little reflection on myself and why I haven’t achieved all of my goals that I set for myself. I also want this post to be here as a reminder to myself to “practice what I preach” and serve as some extra motivation.
I’ve read so many articles about how to achieve your goals and they all mentioned something along the lines of breaking your goals into small steps (which I think is great advice), and other basic advice, but no matter what I read nothing seemed to help me achieve my goals. Until one day I realized “Why the hell am I reading articles about how to achieve my goals!?!?” Instead of getting my shit together AND ACTUALLY ACHIEVING MY GOALS!?!? I had all the resources I needed, which was a phone and an idea #workwithwhatyouhave. There was virtually nothing holding me back besides myself. *facepalm*
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SIGN TO START PURSUING YOUR DREAMS AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS, THIS IS YOUR SIGN!! HELLO ITS ME YOU’RE SIGN, YOU GOT THIS!! YOU CAN DO THIS!! JUST
F*CKING DO IT!! Stop reading this post and go do it! Wait, I mean finish reading this post, AND THEN GO DO ITTTT!!!
I wish I could travel back in time and punch myself in the face for every time I made an excuse of why I couldn’t do something. I’m literally rolling my eyes at myself as I type this.
I’m stepping into 2018 with a new mindset and goals that I WILL achieve. Quite frankly, I’m going to make 2018 my bitch. So, without further ado, here is a little list to myself of things I will accomplish in 2018. Dear future Liv, YOU GOT THIS GIRL.
My Goals for 2018
- Stop focusing on strictly losing weight. Focus on having a healthy mindset and making consciously healthy choices and weight loss will follow.
- Work on having a healthy relationship with food. Nurture and fuel your body!! It’s the only home you’ll have all your life.
- Make the most of each day. Cliché, but get the heck out of bed and go do something!
- Go to yoga class (yo, if you’re reading this, highly advise a yoga class once a week)
- Don’t limit yourself to the friends you made first semester. Continue to branch out and make new friends (but don’t forget about the old ones, keep building your friendship with them) P.S only if they are healthy friendships, which leads me to my next point…
- Remove all toxic relationships from your life. If they are not supporting you and bringing you genuine happiness, you don’t need them!
- Continue working on Liv’s Lifestyle and network with other bloggers
- Travel to another state
- Finally, and most importantly, focus on myself and family. I refuse to make excuses for myself any longer. I will achieve my goals this year!! I also want to spend as much time with family and make as many memories as possible. Nothing makes me feel whole and happy like spending time with my loved ones
That concludes my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. I hope your 2018 is filled with so much love and blessings!
P.S Here’s a link to one of my favorite youtuber’s, Casey Neistat, video “Do What You Can’t.” It’s crazy inspiring and always puts me in the mood to do more and get shit done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG7dSXcfVqE
… Maybe I should add “stop using swear words” to my resolutions list, but that would be so damn boring.