Today is the day when alot of people make their New Year's Resolution(s). How many times have you heard yourself saying "This year I'm going to....."
- Lose weight?
- Exercise more?
- Eat healthier?
- Quit smoking?
These are actually some of the most common resolutions according to 5 News KSFM/KXNW and USA.gov (click the link to see their full lists.)
A few years ago I made a resolution to stop making resolutions. I think that honestly, resolutions are meant to fail. 45% of Americans usually make resolutions. Only 8% actaully achieve their resolution. This is according to StatisticBrain.com and the University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology. So many people fail at keeping their resolutions that they have named a day "Fail Friday", which is the day that most people give up.
Instead of resolutions I set goals. Here's my list of goals for 2015.
- Compete - Due to issues beyond my control, my hopes of competing in 2014 didn't happen. But, this year I have a few competitions planned, the first one being in May.
- Do more yoga -- I miss yoga. It seriously helps my mind and muscles.
- Get another certification -- I'm thinking either Holistic Nutrition, yoga, or a specialized training certification.
- Go on more adventures -- Random day trips to the beach, or museums. Maybe a weekend trip somewhere.
- Give more memories instead of gifts -- This is alot like goal #5 but, it's more for special occasions and are planned.
- Try new things -- Aerial yoga? Pole fitness? Scuba diving? These are all on my list of things to try.
- Spend more time outside -- I feel like I'm not as in touch with nature as I used to be. I don't spend enough time in the sunshine, enjoying the outdoors and I want to change that this year.