Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Resolutions VS Goals

This week 2013 is coming to an end and for many people, it is a relief. Some people, like me, feel like the year flew by way too fast! Now is the time to start thinking about the new year and things we want to do differently.

I've decided to try something different. Instead of making New Years resolutions, I'm going to make goals. Goals and New Years resolutions are quite different. A resolution is a fact and an absolute. It is a "formal expression of opinion or intention". You are going to do this.

A goal is also a fact. It is the "result or achievement toward which effort is directed. Aim. End." A goal is something that you strive for. You achieve to accomplish something. You see the end results and you make steps to get there.

Yes, those are the dictionary definitions.

Do you see why I chose goals over resolutions? 80% of New Years resolutions are broken within the first two weeks. I personally believe that goals are easier than resolutions. When I make a resolution, I feel pressured to keep it. You can make goals less stressful and as small as you like. Why not set goals and work toward them throughout the entire year?

Here are some goals I have come up with:

Spend more time with family
Eat healthier 
Be more active
Do all of my visiting teaching
Challenge myself

What are some of your goals for 2014?