the only goal I have for 2019

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Hi friends, how are you? Have you noticed how quickly this year has gone by? It feels like yesterday when I was thinking about and writing down all the goals (new years resolutions) I was going to accomplish in 2018. Well, it’s safe to say I don’t have that list anymore and my little resolutions didn’t make it past the first few months of the year. I wasn’t fully committed and I had so many distractions surrounding me at that time. For the most part that is why I decided to start practicing minimalism more and taking it seriously. It is the one thing I can say I have been fully committed to this entire year. I guess that has been my biggest accomplishment (that and taking the plunge into the blogging/creative world).

Starting my ‘new year, new me’ early.

I didn’t want this post to be a cliché and write it in the closing moments of December, instead I want to write and publish it today while there’s still 50 more days left until the start of 2019. This is the only year I have attempted to not write down a list of my New Years resolutions, mostly because it never makes it till the end of the year. This year I want to try something different. I want to go with the flow. No resolutions about diets, exercising, or to-do lists, I just want to go with the rhythm of my own song. Which leads me to my final point.

The only goal I have for 2019.

Consistency. That’s it. Just plain old consistency and going with the flow of my life. I want to be consistent in everything I do, from: writing, creating, learning new things that will make me a better and more sustainable human being, practicing more thanks and appreciation to God and others, saving more and spending less, the list goes on. It’s not like I’m trying to start a new habit (hints at futile resolutions created in the past) because I already do these things, and they are a part of my daily/weekly routine. The goal is to just keep doing them with the intention of getting better at them.

“What you do everyday matters more than what you do every once in a while.” – Unknown 

I feel like sometimes when you make a New Years resolutions list it tends to start feeling like a chore that you always have to keep up with (do you like chores? I don’t like chores), and I don’t want my life to feel like a chore. I want it to feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing with the intention of becoming a better version of myself. All the steps I’ve taken over the last few months are helping me to become a better version of myself. I just need to keep doing them on a consistent basis to get to where I would love to be.

Final thoughts.

There may be other people who have been successful at sticking to their resolutions from the beginning of the year to the end. I, however am not one of them which is what  inspired me to think of a new way about starting the year with clear intentions. Have you made any resolutions in the past and did they work for you? How does being consistent sound as opposed to having a checklist of things your supposed to do before the year ends? Please feel free to share with me in the comments, your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading and see you in my next post!

28 thoughts on “the only goal I have for 2019

    1. Aww thank you so much, that means a lot to me ☺️ I try my best to write in a personable way so that I can relate better with my readers. I’m so grateful you want to read more ❤️

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  1. Well, I am good in keeping up with my new years resolutions but that’s because I love developing and executing plans, driving them to resolution.

    But to your point, focusing on those might prevent us to focus on the now because we are always looking forward instead of appreciating what we do at this very moment.

    Having a goal to be consistent can evolve to trying to be consistently happy (as possible), finding happiness in the little things etc.

    I like it and will try it!

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  2. Gorgeous post. And so so true. My goal for this year was Connection and I have had a wonderful time connecting with family, old friends and new friends especially among my writing peers.
    All the best as you go into 2019 💕

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  3. I like this approach. I’ve been using a single word as a goal for the last couple of years and it has worked well. I’ve already decided on what mind will be for 2019. I’ve chosen “enough”. Consistency is a great one though, I could use some more of that!

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    1. Yes! Or you can just implement them slowly in your daily routine until it becomes a habit out of doing it consistently ❤️ thank you for sharing your thoughts…

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  4. This is such a great idea! I feel like you that my resolutions become “chores” and they don’t last for more than a couple of months. I have often thought that I can keep going as long as it’s winter and I can’t get out a lot, the days are short, and I get bored, so I concentrate on those resolutions until the weather warms up and I have other things to do. Trying to be consistent in how I live day to day sounds like a better solution. No pressure–just be me and work on being the beat me. Thank you!!!

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    1. Your so welcome and I’m happy you can relate ❤️ I agree with you so much, it just feels better when there’s no pressure but your still consistently doing the things you know will make you a better person each day. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!

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  5. Lol I never stick to my resolutions however next year I plan to be the best me I can be!! I started this year so next year is just a continuation. Living life in the moment and simply being happy. #consistentlyme

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    1. Yay! I love it consistently me ❤️ I’m so happy you have already started on your journey as well. It takes the pressure off trying to follow a perfect routine once January 1st arrives. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts..

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  6. I like it! Start now, and never apologize for resolutions left ‘on the table’.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to proceed next year as well. Do I want to make a list of things I’d like to accomplish? Or do I want to try something new every month? I guess that’s the great thing about the new year; it’s a blank slate on which you to get to write your own story!

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    1. Yes! I love how it’s literally the beginning and you can start doing anything you want from scratch. The most important thing is to keep going and be consistent with your efforts ❤️ thanks so much for sharing your thoughts..

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