It’s a new Year! 2022!! And I have to be honest, I don’t do resolutions. By definition, resolutions is the decision to do something or behave in a certain manner. I personally feel that resolutions set you up ultimately for failure. Deciding on a whim at the beginning of the year to do something or act a certain way because you feel like you need to, will only lead to disappointment in yourself when you can’t uphold the resolution. Last year, I created a post about Things to let go of in the New Year. This year, instead I’m setting New Year’s goals for myself this year.
So why goals instead of resolutions? For me, goals feel more attainable. They allow you to build upon achievements throughout the year and if you don’t meet that goal fully, you can reflect on what you have met and what other steps you can take to fully achieve the goal. Overall, setting goals feels better to me then making resolutions.So with that said, I am sharing my New Year’s goals with you all and hopefully you can start creating some of your own.
New Year’s Goals for 2022
1. Be kinder
Not only a goal of being kinder to others (because I tend to not be kind to those who are rude or blatantly disrespectful) but to myself as well. Especially myself.
2. Make new friends
I have a really hard time making new friends. Most of the time, I am quiet and frankly pretty awkward when I meet new people. This is partially due to being a nurse and a mom which leaves my idea of what conversation should encompass limited.
3. Write more
I enjoy writing, I always have. About a year ago, I sat down and started writing a book. Since then I have hit so many walls with the main factor being motivation to actually finish it. Hoping that this is something that I can really set my mind to and complete in the New Year.
4. Make healthier choices
Make healthier choices overall. Whether this means making healthier choices when it comes to meals, limiting alcohol. working out more setting a goal to make healthier choices is much more attainable to me when it comes to setting goals for the New Year.
5. Visit new places
We have some favorite places that we enjoy visiting but I would love to venture out and find new places to travel to with my kids or even by myself.
6. Be more present with my children
Sometimes I feel like we tend to move through the day to day motions around the home. Instead of just cooking dinner, doing dishes and bedtime routines I am going to set a goal to be more present during these activities.
7. Limit social media time
I am really trying to limit the time that I spend on social media. Most of the time it is filled with things that make me feel like my life doesn’t measure up or I start to play the comparison game. So to limit those feelings, decreasing the amount of time I spend on social media in the new year is a goal that I can get behind.
8. Make progress towards home projects
I have so many grand ideas on how to make over the home we purchased a little over a year ago. Want to take a guess at how much I have completed on them? I’ll give you a hint: not much. Since I am setting a goal to actually start (and finish) some of the home projects I have dreamed up.
9. Stay organized
You know those 9000 e-mails I generally have in my inbox at all times? Well I cleaned them all out and I also actually sorted through my actual mail. I tend to feel overwhelmed and like things are out of control when I am not organized so setting and sticking to the New Year’s goal is imperative for my mental health.
What goals do you have for the New Year for yourself?