At the end of each year we all sit down and come up with a list of things we want to do/change for the new year, some people want to lose weight and quit smoking and others want to focus more in school and save money.
These are all great and wonderful things but the problem is we tend to GO HARD in January only to fall off in February. Next thing you know you’re eating your 18th slice of pizza at CiCi’s Pizza.
(I know I’m not the ONLY one)
I don’t want that to happen to me this year, I don’t want to fall off. 2016 is all about Growth & Development for me so I plan to do things a bit differently this year than I’ve done in previous years.
The first thing that I am doing differently this year than in previous years is making actual GOALS rather than ordinary “resolutions”. When you make a GOAL you come up with a plan of action to get sh*t done.
Let’s say one of my goals is to not eat as much pizza this year (yea right!). What would be my plan of action to accomplish that goal?
Well for starters I can plan to go to CiCi’s Pizza once a week instead of every other day.
While I am at CiCi’s I can plan to only eat 9 slices of pizza instead 18 (baby steps lol).
To keep me from getting a pizza delivered to the house during the week I will make sure to take something out for dinner each night before I go to bed so that it will be defrosted by the time I wake up in the morning.
It’s been plenty of times where the entire day has gotten away from me and next thing I know its 7pm and I’m panicking trying to figure out what the hell I’m going to cook for dinner.
That’s how I ended up ordering pizza 4 times in one week.
(Shhhhhh! don’t tell anyone… else)
The second thing that I am doing is telling my bestie (YOU) so that we can hold one another accountable. Every once in a while I may get distracted and lose focus. If my bestie (YOU) knows my goals then you can send me a friendly reminder to help me stay on track and I can do the same for you.
The first goal that I plan to accomplish is updating my site.
I’ve learned a few new tricks and I want to put them to good use. When I originally launched I wasn’t as prepared as I would have liked. Everything that I read told me to jump out and just DO IT and learn as I go. Well I’ve learned a few things and I am ready to make the necessary changes.
My second goal is to be more consistent. (Don’t give me that look)
I was unaware of all the behind the scenes WORK it takes to run a website. I was (and still am) doing everything by myself but a friend (Socially Nina) told me about a wonderful website/app that will help cut down my work load. IF THIS THEN THAT (IFTT) has totally changed the way I do things. I am now able to better schedule my tweets and posts on different social media platforms. That frees up a lot of my time to do other things.
My third goal is to write an eBook.
When I began working on Diary Of A Cheater I was not expecting people to be super interested in it. I WANTED them to but I was not EXPECTING them to. I was overwhelmed with the response that I received. I know many of you have been waiting on an update for an eternity and I do apologize but be patient with me. I plan to turn #DOAC into an eBook and you know I have to make sure that my bestie (YOU) get the first copy!
My fourth goal is to start vlogging.
I have a big personality and I don’t think blogging does me any justice. I don’t know how to properly transfer my voice and personality into text. I want you to EXPERIENCE my words. I want you to CONNECT with what I am saying and since I can’t properly do that when I type I figured I would give vlogging a shot.
(Any suggestions on what you would like to see/know in my first vlog??)
2016 is all about growth and development for me. I lost focus last year and didn’t do what I was supposed to do, planned to do or wanted to do. This year I am going to get my sh*t together and make something EPIC happen!
Are you planning on getting your sh*t together too? Comment below what goals you plan to accomplish this year and how I can help.
(Yes I want to help you accomplish your goals, besties are supposed to support one another right?!)
I am going to make 2016 the best year ever. I am going to play hard and WORK HARDER.