Instead of New Years Resolutions, Let's Come Up With a List of Goals

2019 is finally here.

And, I’m sure the gym is more packed than usual because most people’s resolutions will be to go to the gym. For about a month, they will be dedicated to working out and eating healthy , but once it becomes too hard for them and they feel like they’re unable to eat certain foods, they’ll end up binge eating, punishing themselves and falling off the wagon and unfortunately not hopping back on.

Then, they are disappointed in themselves and might in turn gain even more weight. The cycle continues and they either try again and fail or they feel frustrated that the weight isn’t coming off as quickly as they’d like.

Okay, well, I have a suggestion: instead of creating New Years Resolutions, let’s come up with a list of ATTAINABLE GOALS.

What are some goals you KNOW you can achieve this year?

Maybe one of your goals is to eat healthier. Okay, that is definitely doable. There are thousands of great recipes ideas online and in cookbooks. Maybe one of your goals is to feel confident. Well, what are some ways you can do that? Maybe by buying a few new outfits, wearing a little makeup, hanging out with friends more often or even going for a pamper session. Whatever makes you feel good inside, I would recommend doing in order to build your confidence.

If you need an accountability coach, I’d be more than happy to help you write a list of goals and stick to them this year! Please send me an email and let’s chat: adashofhopee@gmail.com!

A Letter to Myself in 2019

Dear Self:

In 2019, you will be happier because well, you’ll have your own business, which is something you’ve been wanting for so long now. You’ll also earn your certification, which is a huge accomplishment because you truly did not believe in yourself enough to go to school to begin with. You were too scared and used your learning disability as a crutch. But, let’s put the past behind us because we can’t go backwards, instead we’re going to move forward.

In 2018, you bought a house, a FREAKING house, which is amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. You also paid off your student loans, hit your 1-year mark at your job and in Greenville, celebrated your 2-year anniversary with your husband, got the news that you’re going to be an aunt, fought for happiness, flew home to surprise your mom for mother’s day/her birthday, and finally figured out what you want to do with your life. Lastly, you were blessed with another surprise, which I’m sure you’ll disclose within the next few weeks.

All in all, 2018 has treated you and Brett pretty well. His business finally took off and he earned decent money this year. Compared to all the years, 2018 has been the best year for you financially. And, I know you are so ready for 2019. It will be so much better than 2018 with all the blessings that I’m sure you’re looking forward to.

Mainly, I just wanted to say I’m so proud of you. Think about where you started until now. You’ve come a long way and you should be happy of your progress. Peace out 2018!