We set new goals and get excited to go on more adventures, become healthier and more energized people, learn new things, and exchange our bad habits for better ones.
But man, change takes a lot of effort. After a few weeks, you might find yourself reverting back to former habits because you’re tired and change feels too hard.
If you’re not sure what goals you’d like to work on, you can take a look at this list I made of 34 great goals to set to change your life.
It’s pep-talk time!
Changing a part of your life is hard. It takes so much effort to push against habits that have probably been a part of you for years.
It’s hard to work up the energy and motivation to work out each day when that’s never been a normal part of your life.
It takes time and energy to plan and cook healthier meals or to track your calories.
It’s difficult and often confusing to create your first budget and it’s certainly not convenient to track every dollar you spend.
It can feel frustrating to deprive yourself of things you want and feel like you deserve so that you can pay off debt or save money.
It takes a lot of energy to work a full day and then take time to declutter and organize instead of relaxing on the couch with a good show.
Change is hard.
But do you know what else is hard?
It’s hard to be broke and stressed about money. It’s hard to be unhealthy or uncomfortable in your own skin. It’s hard to live in a home that’s cluttered and chaotic.
You may be more comfortable with that kind of hard because you’re used to it, but it’s still hard. If you’re going to do something that’s hard, wouldn’t you rather that it improved your life?
As my mom likes to tell me: If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
Wonderful things can come with change, but change doesn’t just happen. If you don’t put in the effort, you will stay stuck right where you’re at.
So in case you needed it (and I sure do), here’s your kick in the butt to get up right now, stop reading this blog, and go get started! Seriously, you shouldn’t even be reading this sentence 🙂
Make a plan and get started. Don’t wait for the perfect moment or the ideal situation. Start.
One year from now you will wish you had started today.
⇒ What are you changing in your life?