With the new year under way, I have been seeing a lot of social media and blog posts about the infamous and dreaded New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions have been labeled “little set-ups for failure” and “prequels to sadness, guilt, shame, and regret.” However, not setting goals can be just as detrimental. After all, what is life without goals? Goals drive us. They give us something to focus on and help us grow as individuals. Whether it is to become healthier, start or expand a business, volunteer or do more of the things we love, setting goals or resolutions gives us something to work toward and strive after. Without goals and dreams, life becomes stagnant, predictable and mundane. I don’t know about you, but personally, me and mundane aren’t a good match. So then, how can we stick to what we say we are going to do?
Sticking To It
For me, the key is to make changes that aren’t life altering. As a wife, a daughter, a business owner of two businesses, a mom to two furbabies and a foster mom to dogs in need, I barely have time to eat let alone make a trip to the ladies room. However, setting goals that we barely notice in our daily routine can make a big difference over time and transform our life for the better.
Want to shed a few pounds? Maybe set a goal to skip your daily dose of soda or start by exercising once or twice a week for 20 minutes rather than an all or nothing attitude.
Want to eat healthier? Then try not to overload yourself with a life-altering diet change. Why not start off with one simple, healthy recipe a week rather than a recipe that has an ingredient list longer than a CVS receipt.
Do you have three kids, two dogs, a fish, a house, a spouse, a job and find little to no time for yourself? Try talking with your partner to schedule (yes, I said schedule) 15-30 minutes a day where you spend time with numero uno, alone. No kiddos. No furbabies. No responsibilities. Just you and whatever you want to do. Whether it is reading the book you always wanted to read, taking a warm bath, going for a quiet walk, meditating or practicing yoga, the time is yours so make the most of it.
Don’t just set your goals in your head, write them down and tell the world. And when you tell someone, have a little faith in yourself that you can reach those goals. Tell yourself you are going to reach your goal and accept nothing less. After all, your mind is half the battle. One of my favorite quotes is from Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. He said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” So set your goal and then believe in yourself that you can achieve it.
New Year. New Us.
Here at Makes Scents Natural Spa Line, we are surrounded by amazing, kind-hearted, hard-working, dedicated and fun individuals. However, we are imperfect humans with crazy lives. But our desire to grow as individuals and as a team is strong. So, as a company, we decided to share our personal goals for 2015 with you. We are saying it loud and saying it proud. Below you will find one or two goals from a few of our team members. After reading our goals, we would love to hear what you plan to accomplish in 2015 too. So share away!
Oh and by the way, speaking of a new year and a new us…did I mention three NEW product lines are launching this year?!?! Keep your eyes open for the first new line to launch this Monday, January 5th!
Nathan: Nathan thrives on being active but owning two business can sometimes put a damper on expending physical energy. His goal for 2015 is to exercise more and enjoy more of the outdoor activities he loves on the weekends.
Heather: Heather can be somewhat of a workaholic at times. Her goal is to find time to exercise regularly (especially increasing her yoga practice) and daily meditation to clear her mind of the stresses of life.
Genessa: Genessa is a go-getter. Dust doesn’t settle under her feet so finding more patience and going with the flow is her top goal in 2015. Her plan is to use meditation to help reach this goal.
Sara: Sara, a wife and mom of three, is one busy lady! Sara’s goal is to find more time for herself.
Jorden: Jorden is an all-things-natural type of guy but has one unhealthy habit to kick. Jorden’s goal for 2015 is to quit smoking cigarettes.
Anne: Anne is a lover of life but tends to worry. Her goal is to focus on and attract more happiness in life.
What are your goals for 2015?