Hi friends, how are you? Have you noticed how quickly this year has gone by? It feels like yesterday when I was thinking about and writing down all the goals (new years resolutions) I was going to accomplish in 2018. Well, it’s safe to say I don’t have that list anymore and my little resolutions didn’t make it past the first few months of the year. I wasn’t fully committed and I had so many distractions surrounding me at that time. For the most part that is why I decided to start practicing minimalism more and taking it seriously. It is the one thing I can say I have been fully committed to this entire year. I guess that has been my biggest accomplishment (that and taking the plunge into the blogging/creative world).
Starting my ‘new year, new me’ early.
I didn’t want this post to be a cliché and write it in the closing moments of December, instead I want to write and publish it today while there’s still 50 more days left until the start of 2019. This is the only year I have attempted to not write down a list of my New Years resolutions, mostly because it never makes it till the end of the year. This year I want to try something different. I want to go with the flow. No resolutions about diets, exercising, or to-do lists, I just want to go with the rhythm of my own song. Which leads me to my final point.
The only goal I have for 2019.
Consistency. That’s it. Just plain old consistency and going with the flow of my life. I want to be consistent in everything I do, from: writing, creating, learning new things that will make me a better and more sustainable human being, practicing more thanks and appreciation to God and others, saving more and spending less, the list goes on. It’s not like I’m trying to start a new habit (hints at futile resolutions created in the past) because I already do these things, and they are a part of my daily/weekly routine. The goal is to just keep doing them with the intention of getting better at them.
“What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in a while.” – Unknown
I feel like sometimes when you make a New Years resolutions list it tends to start feeling like a chore that you always have to keep up with (do you like chores? I don’t like chores), and I don’t want my life to feel like a chore. I want it to feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing with the intention of becoming a better version of myself. All the steps I’ve taken over the last few months are helping me to become a better version of myself. I just need to keep doing them on a consistent basis to get to where I would love to be.
There may be other people who have been successful at sticking to their resolutions from the beginning of the year to the end. I, however am not one of them which is what inspired me to think of a new way about starting the year with clear intentions. Have you made any resolutions in the past and did they work for you? How does being consistent sound as opposed to having a checklist of things your supposed to do before the year ends? Please feel free to share with me in the comments, your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading and see you in my next post!