New Year, New Me?

It’s 2022. A new year filled with what seems to be a sea of endless opportunities and challenges to come. I was never a fan of New Year’s resolutions, staying up late when I’d rather be sleeping, and the loud parties. With that being said, I try to take the time to reflect on my life and what I can do to make it better in the new year.

However, this sometimes gives me a lot of anxiety—thinking about making a change, whether big or small. How do I get started? What shows that I completed the goal? How will I stay accountable and not fall off the bandwagon, not matter how hard I try? The doubts linger and then I realize that I never even started the change I wanted and it’s the middle or even the end of the year.

So, how do I manage to roll out of bed and do my goals? One of the most important things that I’ve realized that it’s important to start. No, this goal isn’t for tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. You need to start as soon as you can before you forget what your goal is in the first place! Another tip I have is having small, manageable chunks of your goals. One of my goals is to find a new hobby; therefore, I am trying to do a new thing at least twice a month until I find something that fits my goals and interests. Finally, please don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Don’t worry if it doesn’t work all at once, just enjoy the process.

What are your goals for the New Year? How do you stay accountable and track your progress?

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