Honestly, I want a refund.
Please tell me who I need to contact because 2020 is looking very much so….how do they say it now?
Oh, ghetto. Adulting, ghetto. Corona, extra ghetto. #WFH and #Quarantining, ghetto. But you know I’m honestly enjoying this #Quarantine&Chill thing that’s been happening lol. Whew, anywho…
I am just over everything. I started 2020 so excited and with so much promise that this will be #mybestyearyet. But boyyyyyyyyy….quarter one was the exact opposite.
We’re still being optimistic about maybe not quarter two but definitely quarter three and four. There’s still hope for 2020 y’all. *fingers crossed*
My goal for this year was to be super productive. I mean, like minimal procrastination and leaning on my discipline instead of my motivation. Because you know…motivation is always low, especially now.
I tried something new this year and didn’t set any New Year’s resolutions but instead, top 3 goals for the year. I found myself literally never accomplishing any of my NYRs, honestly after maybe February, completely stopped working towards them. I would like to think of myself as a certified #GoalDigger and find myself more successful at accomplishing goals over resolutions. Maybe it’s because I make my goals really specific that will lead to my big goal or “resolution.” Honestly, this whole thing is just a switch in thinking and mindset. I talked a little about this on my Instagram today.
Okay, getting to the point. I’ve been implementing these 3 things consistently throughout my year, and they’ve honestly been helping me work towards achieving my goals for the year. Even with #BigRona, I’ve still been implementing these steps, and we’re still rocking and rolling.
- WRITE IT DOWN.
Sorry for the caps, I promise I’m not yelling but needed to emphasize this because it’s that important. If you’re anything like me, if I don’t write it down, it doesn’t exist, and that goes for anything-things to do, birthdays, grocery lists, all of it. When things are written down, they become very, very real.
Pro Tip: Write your goals on a sticky note and place it somewhere you can see it every day (i.e., your mirror or in your office).
- Show yourself grace.
We’re all human. Not everything is going to go exactly as we plan it. Whatever your goal is, it’s okay if you fall off or have a bad day. Don’t work against yourself, show yourself grace, and treat yourself for all of your hard work thus far. Do what makes your soul happy for the time being and then get right back to it.
- Create (and stick to) a routine.
This is something new I’ve been starting for a little over a month now. One of my goals for 2020 is to go to the gym more often and CONSISTENTLY. Because listen, I can count on 1, maybe MAYBE 2 hands the amount of time I step foot into a gym last year lol. I try to go around the same time every day. Right now, for me, that’s right after my clinical placement. On most Fridays, it’s in the morning, and this is the most consistent I’ve ever been. My body expects me to go, and I can definitely feel a difference if I don’t go to the gym at my usual time. Note: This was very true for when I wrote this post; however, EVERYTHING has changed since then, and I try to workout 2-3x a week. Still working towards my goals, but showing myself a lot more grace this season and doing what feels right.
Let’s say your goal isn’t to go to the gym, maybe it’s to eat healthier or save money this year. Meal prepping is a good goal to set, and you can easily create a routine. For me, I do my grocery shopping on Saturday mornings, and I meal prep for the entire week on Sundays.
Routines just make things easier. It becomes less of something you have to consciously think about and more of something that you just do naturally. I have also realized the more I do these things, whether meal prepping or going to the gym, the less time I take to complete them. No matter if I am traveling on Sundays or have a really busy day, I am so used to meal prepping that I can knock it out in an hour or quickly think of meals for the week that require little to no prep. The same for the gym, if I only have 30-40 minutes instead of my usual 60-90 minutes, I can still plan and have a really good sweat session because of how accustomed I am to going now. Trust me, routines will save your life.
Despite all the craziness that’s going on now, don’t give up sis. 2020 can still be our year. I hope you find these tips helpful. Let me know some of your goals for this year? Is it working out more or eating healthier? What about saving money or taking a particular course? Let me know down below, we can be each other’s accountability partner!
Love & Light,