Since the new year has just started, I decided to take a look back at the first few blog posts I have written. Taking a glimpse of the past is something we all do every once in a while, or every week if I may say so! (That’s why #throwbackthursdays and #flashbackfridays were created!) Anyway, we do this because, quite frankly, it’s amazing to look at these distant memories and see how far we have come and how everything we have experienced in the past have contributed to who we are now. These #throwbacks and #flashbacks become more evident when the year is about to end I also couldn’t help but to do the same myself!
I reread a blog post I made last January 1, 2013 and I couldn’t believe that my blog is already on its third year! I wasn’t able to update it for a whole year and a half though because I started working and wasn’t able to juggle blogging and work at the same time. I admit that as a very sad fact but in 2015 I decided that blogging was something I wanted to pursue and something that would be put to waste if I just let it go because I couldn’t juggle it all. But I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it, that I could juggle it all, and I’m very happy to say that I have been blogging again since June 2015 and never stopping!
Now let’s move on to the real meat of this post. The blog post I wrote three years ago was about new year’s resolutions. Welcoming the new year means welcoming a lot of new things. We all want to start fresh at some point and this is our chance. But more often than not, we lose hope in ourselves and in the resolutions we make and end up losing the always short-lived fight, the always short-lived struggle to make things happen. We end up procrastinating and somehow we convince ourselves that our resolutions are unattainable! But worry no more as I am here to share with you some tips on how to achieve those resolutions. These were the exact same rules I wrote three years ago and they are still relevant enough to this day:
Wishing and deciding you want something to happen are two different things. Most of us want to be rich. But let’s be realistic. That’s never going to happen overnight. You have to make your resolutions real and feasible.
Example: I will save P100 pesos everyday starting tomorrow. Or, I will allocate 30% of my monthly salary to a time deposit account.
Now you’re a step closer to being rich!
Resolutions are all about the phrasing. If you start your sentences with “I want” or “I wish” then you’re not making a resolution at all. Here are my examples:
“I want to/I’m going to lose weight this year.”
“I will start working out at least 3 times a week and eat healthy and organic food and will cut back on my consumption of sweets and fried food.”
Envision that you have acheived your goal. Hold onto it and don’t let go. Let it excite you. Let it feed your will to acheive it!
Always take note of what you have achieved with every step taken towards your goal and make a timeline or even mark your calendar! Like going to the gym for example. You can always keep record of the number of times you work out in a week. And if you have achieved your resolution in a few months time, you can always go on ahead and make a new one!
I love writing stuff down on paper or in a planner. But you can always make use of your reminders app on your smartphones so you won’t forget your resolution!
When you’re done constructing, bear in mind and take to heart these 6 words:
And a whole lot of it!
Trust in yourself that you can make your promises happen.
You’ll never attain your goal if you keep on tolerating the wrong things you’re doing.
I know it sucks to force yourself to do things but if you want the change to take effect then you’re going to have to stay committed to your goal.
One of these days you’ll think of giving up on yourself but you got to keep on fighting the temptations to go back to the person you used to be!
Stay positive and remind yourself that this is something worth doing because it will be good for you.
Here are a few of my resolutions:
1. I will start writing and posting at least three times a week for my blog.
2. I will spend less time in bed and read a book instead.
3. I will spend more time with my family.
And the list goes on!
Hope I was able to help you out!
Cheers to 2016 and to achieving our dreams and resolutions!