You can’t walk into a gym or fitness class this month without it becoming immediately apparent that it’s January.While I personally stand by the fact that the best time to make change is when you’re ready to do so I also tend to recommit to my goals in the new year. Like a brand new notebook, a fresh outlook on your goals is just what I need sometimes.
Now I realize most people posted their resolutions much earlier in January, but well, I didn’t. Clearly. I’m not even sure why. Oh well. I figure this is better late than never, as I have been working on a few different things behind the scenes & I’d like to share how that’s going.
One of the biggest changes to my goals setting this year is the added element of tracking. I’ve kept a bullet journal for a few years now, & it’s constantly evolving. The tracking aspect is something I started with my latest journal, & I really love it. I’m finding it keeps me more accountable to my goals because I’m so much more aware of where I need to reevaluate. This is such a good example of why I think change needs to happen as soon as you feel you need it. I started this fresh journal, with tracking goals a couple months ago, instead of waiting for the new year.
I’ve set up my BuJo to document on a weekly basis. I find tracking within a shorter time frame much easier. I like the idea of a monthly tracker, however, so far I don’t find it really works. We’ll see how that goes over the course of this year. I’m interested to see what changes. I’m sure both my method & my actual goals will evolve, & that’s what I love most about this style of journal: the flexibility.
Currently, my weekly goals are mostly health-related. I’m trying to drink more water, get some kind of fitness in several times a week, eat well, walk daily, & get to sleep before 11 pm. In addition, I’m trying to be more aware of what I spend on a weekly basis. I find it easier to hold myself accountable this way, so I’m tracking that too. We have a big trip coming up this year, & I’d like to have some extra spending money tucked away.
So that’s where I stand on New Years Resolutions this year. I’m taking a little more active role in what I’d like to accomplish, & hoping it continues to work well for me!
What do you think of New Years Resolutions? Do you have any goals, big or small, for this year?