I am a huge believer in setting goals at the beginning of the year. I do it every year and when you achieve them, it’s something to be proud of. Two of my goals last year were to read more and to continue to do well at university. Tick and tick. My goals for this year are pretty much the same – lose weight, continue reading more and to finish my final year at university on a high note. When setting my goals for this year, it got me thinking. Why do we only ever set goals that we want to achieve by the end of the year? Why not celebrate the smaller milestones as well?
On the first day of the new year, when I was scrolling the dashboard of one of the most addictive websites in the world – Tumblr – I stumbled upon a photo from a hipster blog that caught my attention. The photo was of a jar sitting on a windowsill with the sun gleaming through it and on the jar there was a label that read ‘good things to happen to me in 2013’. The concept behind this is pretty simple – every time something good happens to you over the year, you write down what that thing was on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Then at the end of the year, you take them out and read about all of the good things that happened to you over the year. Whether it’s something as small as scoring the number of the hot guy at your gym that you’ve been lusting over or fitting into that pair of jeans that were slightly too tight last time you tried them on. From what I’ve read about it, it’s basically a “focus on the positive aspects of life” kind of thing.
If you’re a goal setter like I am and you feel inspired to do this, then do it! And it doesn’t matter how small you might think the achievement is, if it’s something you’ve wanted and done then write it down and put it in the jar. Come the end of the year, you’ll realise that sometimes all we need is that little reminder that our life isn’t as bad as we might think it is. Share this idea with your family and friends to remind them as well and maybe at the end of the year we can come back here and share all of the great things that have happened to us, no matter how small.
Let’s all inspire each other to achieve our goals!
Happy new year and good luck biscuiters xx
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