New Year... New Things? Am I right?
Let's just say the New Year is NOT my favorite time of the year. With it comes overthinking, pressure, and feeling very overwhelmed.
It is hard to start the New Year off on the right foot. I tend to think of a million and one things I need to do and put pressure on myself to get them going right away.
Let's just say.. that ain't working nor will it work.
Last year, I told myself how I was going to make 2022 my year. I feel like I did but I ended the year with a feeling that I didn't meet "those goals" I set for myself. When in turn, I did and I freaking crushed them. But, I found that as soon as I would reach a goal my little expectation scale went through the roof. Leaving me feeling like I didn't accomplish a whole lot. Can anyone relate?
This year, I told myself I am going into the year saying the same thing, "I'm going to make 2023 my year," but then I started snowballing. Asking myself many questions:
What do I start with?
How do I prioritize my time?
What even are my goals?
Damn, should I have done a vision board?
I mean, all these things work wonders for people.. they just don't work for everyone. That being me, that is definitely me.
I know it's important to get to the nitty gritty of things because that is how you truly make the magic happen but frick, it's hard, it's draining, and it's not always going the way you expected it to.
Don't get me wrong, I have my goals, I have my visions, and I have the thing I want.. in my mindset. I am just learning as I go how the heck I can function a bit better while thinking of it all.
I feel there is pressure to get those resolutions met. Get them met on day one and honestly, it's defeating. But like I said, 2023 is my year, I am making it my year. That is my goal. I am sticking to one specific goal.
While having this goal in mind, I remind myself;
This is my year to grow.
This is my year to learn.
This is my year to love.
This is my year to live.
And, this is my year to make my businesses flourish.
The point of this all, you may have 100 goals, you may have one, or you may have none. Do whatever works for you. Says the one that is winging it the majority of the time but we are all still learning, while we are still living, loving, and surviving. Cut yourself some slack if you need it, or give yourself a little push if you need it. It doesn't all have to be done on day one.