With New Years right around the corner, resolutions aren’t too far behind. Every year we begin to plan out what our new year will look like and make a long list of things we must achieve throughout the next 365 days. We usually fail around February. Last year I changed my ways and I didn’t make a list of things I must achieve. I know SHOCKER!
Last year right around this time, I was trying to figure out how to have a successful and productive 2018. Two thousand seventeen was a year where my blog and podcast got the short end of the stick and I didn’t give those projects enough attention. I would sporadically release articles on the blog and inconsistently uploaded on the podcast. I chose that instead of making a to-do list for the year, I would choose a word that would represent my entire year.
The reason that I did this instead of my lengthy to-do list is that it made it less daunting. I went on about my day and anytime I felt lazy or when I didn’t want to do something, I remembered the word and it motivated me to do what I needed to do.
This word should be something that is easily applicable to each and every project that you hope to tackle this year.
Last year I chose the word CONSISTENT. I wanted to consistently create content for Borrachx Radio. I wanted to consistently interact with Borrachxs. I wanted to consistently be active on all social media platforms. I wanted to consistently go to the gym.
As 2018 comes to an end, I’m reevaluating this experiment and I must say it has shown a lot of potentials. This is the first year I have been consistently active on social media. I’ve uploaded new episodes each week on Borrachx Radio. I’ve created a safe place to interact with my Borrachxs on Wasted Wednesday. I’ve gone to the gym almost religiously for the past 9 months.
This is the first year I don’t fall short on my yearly goals, which shows a lot of promise for this new take on new years resolutions.
My word for 2019 will be INTENTIONAL. I want to intentionally create content. I want to intentionally go to the gym; meaning I want to go knowing what I’m doing to naturally alter my body. I want to intentionally start my day; understand my purpose.
How do you effectively start your new year?