Now that it’s feeling like fall, we’ve turned our clocks back (yay for gaining an hour), and I’ve got my fresh cup of coffee, it’s time to have some real talk. Nothing serious, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the year is beginning to wind down and we’ve officially hit the start of the holiday season. This means the season of holiday cheer and time spent with friends and family…and of course food (I mean, it’s not a holiday without food that brings you to the brink of diabetes).
Before you know it the new year will be upon us and therefore it’s never too early to begin thinking about your resolutions. I know, smack me now for even talking about the new year when it’s only November but self-improvement is something I’ve always taken seriously and it’s something you can start thinking about today, not necessarily waiting for the ball to drop and to make some quick resolution we both know you’ll crap out on the second week into January. At least that’s how it is for me.
Have you ever started a project or task that you didn’t put too much thought into or it’s something you don’t reaaaallly care about and somehow it never gets finished? Maybe you started that book and then your ADD kicked in and now it’s collecting dust while you have a million other half-finished things laying around your house? That’s typically how my resolutions end because I get distracted by life and simply cannot focus on all the things I would like to improve upon in myself. So, this year I’m getting a head start and will focus just on a few things that I would like to set goals for myself rather than picking BIG goals like losing weight or cutting caffeine, I mean really, those things won’t happen. No, really.
A great article I found on this topic of prioritizing your life and setting meaningful goals came from Forbes, actually. You can find the original article here. What I took away from her ‘guidelines’ were these few things: