I don’t know about you all, but New Year’s resolutions stress me out. According to the dictionary, “resolution” means an act of resolving or determining: firmness of purpose.
I’m already stressed reading that. I never carry out any of my goals. Probably because I set ones that are extremely high. While setting your goals high can be great for some, it’s not that great for those like me. People like me need to make smaller goals. Why? Because when I fail at said goal (which was probably unrealistic in the first place), my self esteem fails as well. I don’t just brush it off like some, it sticks with me and bothers me. Depression and anxiety are hard enough to deal with, therefore this is the year that I make smaller goals.
So, I’ve came up with 4 different New Year’s resolutions. I’m not sure if they’ll work or if I’ll be able to carry them through but if you wanna jump on this wagon with me then keep reading
GET YOUR ASS OUT OF BED.
Let’s not just get out of bed but let’s push ourselves to look nice and like we have our sh*t together. Ever heard the saying “fake it, till you make it?” Yep, that’s what we’re doing. If we look good then we feel good. If we feel good then our self esteem and confidence will be good. The whole start of our day is good. We’re motivated.
WORK IT OUT
No, not too look good or be skinny. Those things can be nice but exercise releases endorphins which helps elevate our mood and decrease anxiety. I’m going to focus more on yoga this year. I’ve noticed that it pulls me out of the “no-motivation” mindset I get sometimes.
BREAK GOALS AND TASKS INTO SMALL STEPS
As stated before, goals can be extremely overwhelming for people like me (aka people with depression/anxiety). I’m not going to just write down a goal but I’m going to break down that goal into smaller pieces so it can be more manageable for me. I will get it done step by step. I hope by doing it this way i’ll feel a sense of accomplishment with every step. I also hope the sense of accomplishment will help motivate me to continue with that goal.
REALIZE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Build on any positive developments whether they are small or big. Every time you get up and get out of bed and interact with the craziness of this world, you’re achieving something. Build upon these small achievements to achieve all of your goals.
So, those are my New Year’s resolutions for 2018.
If you read all of this and you’re still not motivated, no worries. No one said that you absolutely just have to have a New Years resolution.
Don’t look in the past and don’t focus too much on the future.
Take life one day at a time.
Each day can be an achievement in it self.