I'm going to lose 10 pounds
I'm going to quit smoking
I'm going to exercise more
I'm going to save more money
I'm going to go on a trip
I'm going to change my entire life
Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall for a minute. Because frankly, I think it's stupid. It's all incredibly stupid. That's right. STUPID!
I'm all for setting goals in your life. I'm all for changing your life. But why on earth would you wait until a new year? Why didn't you make t/he change 3 months ago when you thought of it? Why didn't you start working towards that goal then? You'd be 3 months farther along.
I have goals I hope to complete in 2015. But I started working on them weeks, months, years ago. I didn't wait months before I started working on them. I got busy when I thought of them. And I'm farther along in my progress because of it. I can say I'm going to complete things in 2015. Not start.
In 2015 I Will Complete The Following Goals
I will be back down to my pre-pregnancy weight
I will be done paying off my college loan
I will celebrate another year being a mother and wife
It's a short list, but that's because I'm still working hard on the other ones. It'll take another year or two before I can cross them off my list. But I've been hard at work on them for a while now. I didn't wait for some magical day to start so I could quit three weeks later.
Don't wait until tomorrow to start changing your life. You don't have to wait for a new year, new month, new day to start being a better you. The best way to really take control of your life and complete the goals you have in your mind is to start them right now. The longer you put it off, the longer you have to convince yourself to not do it.
So get up off your butt! Do 5 jumping jacks, drink a glass of water, go find a dime in your couch to save. Whatever it is, get to it!