Goals, not resolutions

I LOVE reading all of the January 1st posts of my fellow online friends talking about their new year resolutions, what they will and what they will not do in this fresh new year.

I used to be someone who had a lofty list of resolutions that would start on January 1st and fail miserably long before February 1.

For a while now, I don’t really do resolutions anymore because the moment I get off course, I end up feeling like a failure and I don’t need that kind of self-negativity in my life.

Over the past few years, my mindset have shifted to “goals”.

What’s the difference between resolutions and goals? Here is an article I found online about that.

One of my yearly goals is always to do more writing and to continue being the best I can be for those I love around me.

Now, I am adding on an additional goal of better balancing the various parts of my life by journaling for the next 12 months on different monthly themes (like I posted about here).

No fuss, no muss, no stress.

At the start of every month, I’ll brainstorm at least 4 specific actions items to tackle 1 per week and I am looking forward to it as I already started in December on my first theme which is “Order“.

My plan is to share with you here and there as I go.

Are you doing resolutions, goals or anything else for this new 2023?



9 thoughts on “Goals, not resolutions

  1. As you know, I don’t call them resolutions, either, although I do think sometimes we’re splitting hairs on this one (I’ll read the link you shared to see the difference). Either way, best of luck as you achieve what you desire this year ❤

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  2. My goal is to simply treat myself better. This year and every year after. I’ve broken that down into little personal goals I hope to accomplish every day, and over time, I can build a routine. And by the end of the year, I can look at myself in the mirror and say I didn’t waste time or put my life on hold as I have been.

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