I've noticed a lot of people don't make New Year's Resolutions anymore.
I understand....so many of us never complete the goal/ make the change.
I, on the other hand, LOVE making New Year's Resolutions.
I love goals and lists and crossing things off and thinking of new resolutions.
I'm not saying I always accomplish my resolutions, but I seriously love the act of trying.
In fact, I love all the lists that are out there nowadays.
Things like 29 things to do before I'm 30 (or whatever your age).
Or fun things like 52 strangers or a photo a day.
I love Life Lists and Bucket Lists.
I start thinking about my New Year's Resolutions right around mid-December. I don't write anything down yet, I am just always thinking throughout the month what I would like to accomplish in the coming year.
I usually write them out right around New Year's Day.
Next, I write out how I am going to accomplish these goals. Usually it's a short paragraph with my little plan.
Last, I write out a month by month plan of how I will accomplish each goal and where I should be with the goal at the beginning of each month until the goal has been completed. If it's just a small, one time goal, then I write what month I would like to accomplish it in.
It's definitely not a fail-proof plan, but it's helpful and much better than writing out the resolutions and then never looking at them again.
I always set waaay to many goals and I probably set them too high.
BUT, it's like that cheesy saying goes...
"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars."