It’s resolution time! I know a lot of people think they are useless but I, for one, thrive off of them. I don’t think the point of having resolutions is to complete all of them perfectly in the 365 days, but moreso helps give a guide to what you want to do in life and makes you accountable for what you’d like to achieve.
I think I’m going to prefer calling them “goals” instead of “resolutions” though. Using the term resolution can have more of a definitive “I have to do this or else..!” vibe to them while goals can be more easily altered to fit life’s ups and downs and can be considered more long term.
Let’s get right to it!
Goal: Grow my health coaching business.
Yes, this is somewhat of a vague goal but I don’t want to limit myself in saying “gain 6 health coaching clients” because maybe I don’t want to see clients on an individual basis. I need this goal broad enough to not feel trapped in the future.
Goal: Grow Brittney Breathing.
Again, another vague goal but putting a certain statistic or number to this will suffocate me more than help me. I love sharing my life with all of my readers and hope to reach out to even more. I want this to be a combination of fun, lifestyle posts, (mostly) healthy recipes and everything that falls in between.
Fitness / Health
Goal: Be more adventurous with my workouts.
I’m not going to lie, I fell of the “yay I love working out” train immediately after we got back from our honeymoon. It was hard for me to get motivated to go back to the gym, let alone take a class. Even my usual Body Pump class sounded more like torture to me.
After a few weeks at the new job, I started to get back into my normal routine but I’m still feeling a little lackluster. There are tons of classes that my gym offers that I have yet to try and hopefully mixing it up will help keep me focused.
Goal: Pay off half of our combined debt.
This is the big kahuna. While Ryan and I were creating a budget for ourselves, we obviously had to write out all of our debt we currently had. Writing it all down on paper was a real eye opener, at least for me. It’s not like we weren’t aware of our debt, but seeing everything in black and white all at once was a bit of a smack of reality. Granted, a majority of our debt is in student loans so it’s not necessarily bad debt but it is debt nonetheless. I’m not going to go into details of how much our debt is (because let’s be honest…do you really care? Probably not.) but I will say paying off half will be a major accomplishment. I have researching over the past few weeks on how to save money in various categories of life (groceries, household items, travel, etc) so I’m hoping to be more money conscious. Hopefully starting my part time health coaching business will help with this one…that way my resolutions are two-fold!
Goal: Live in the now.
I hate to admit it, but I’m the type of person that is always looking forward to the next big event in life. The next get together with friends, the next wedding to attend, the next holiday, the next vacation, etc. It’s great to look forward to things but I’d like to enjoy the now instead of always thinking when the next “fun” event will be.
So as you can see, much less than last year. That wasn’t really on purpose, I guess I just want more simplicity in my life this year compared to wanting to “accomplish a lot” last year. Either way, I’m ready for a great year!
Question: Do you make resolutions/goals? What are yours this year?