Hello friends – just a really quick update for you today.
First – Happy New Year! 🙂 Second, a confession. I haven’t set my goals or resolutions for 2017 yet. I didn’t do a detailed review of 2016. This should surprise you if you know how much I love goals, and how much I love this time of year! What have I been doing instead? Getting through the holidays, dealing with life stresses, struggling with my anxiety, and most recently recovering from a pretty bad stomach flu that took down both me and my oldest son! To say the least – 2017 is off to a rough start!
It’s Okay If You Haven’t Set Goals Yet
As the dates on the calendar start flipping past (I can’t believe it’s the 5th already!), it’s easy to start feeling discouraged. Shouldn’t I be working on making 2017 “the best year ever!” like everyone else? I start feeling like everyone else is moving forward and I’m not. I feel let down and like my chance to make 2017 amazing is slipping away. I feel anxious about what I haven’t accomplished and depressed about missed opportunities. I’m working on shaking those negative feelings though (is anyone else more negative when they are sick?) and giving myself some grace.
That’s who this blog post is for – anyone who hasn’t set their 2017 goals yet, and is feeling a little behind or discouraged. You are not alone, and it’s okay!
Resolutions & Goals Aren’t Just for January
Resolutions don’t have to start on January 1st. Goals don’t have to follow a calendar. You can dream big, get organized, and make positive changes to your life at anytime. Night or Day. January or June. You’re not behind. It’s never too late to be better.
Sometimes life will throw you a loop and you just need to rest. That’s okay. This too shall pass. You’ll recover. You’ll start feeling better and getting your energy back. Life will return to normal and you can set all kinds of amazing plans in place to reach your 2017 goals! After all, it doesn’t matter what day you start working on your goals – it matters that you keep working on them until they are achieved!
Have you set your 2017 goals yet?