Happy New Years everyone! I wanted to share with y’all one of my favorite planners that got me through 2016 & that I repurchased for 2017. The best part about it… it’s only $15! I got this planner from Target and it is by the brand Sugar Paper. It is cute, simple, and practical. In this planner, there is a page at the beginning of every month & week with lists of different goals & to-do lists you can set for yourself. This is my favorite part about the planner because I can remind myself of my goals every time I open it. I’m also a big list maker. I am constantly writing down to-do lists, shopping lists, goals, etc., and there is something so much better about writing it on paper rather than typing it in your phone! I keep one on my nightstand and one in my purse, which is why I linked this cute little marbled notebook also from Target. So next time you venture to Target (which for me is weekly), check out the planners & notebooks by Sugar Paper! They have super cute stuff.
I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions. For me, I am constantly making goals & resolutions throughout the whole year! In my opinion, if you are wanting to start a diet or try something new… just do it! You don’t have to use the New Year as an excuse to try something new. However, I do think it’s a great idea to use the New Year to start fresh & reflect on the past year; what you did or didn’t accomplish, where you went, what you went through, etc. Then you can assess what you would like to change or do differently for the New Year. Although it may sound like I’m contradicting myself, I’m not. I just think people go a little crazy with making goals that aren’t always attainable in the amount of time they give themselves. A lot of times this can set you up for failure (which I have done many times), making you think the goal is unreachable. If you have major goals for yourself- great! Just don’t throw them out there for everyone to know incase it doesn’t happen the way you want it to (or maybe this is me just being superstitious haha). But if I have learned anything this year, it’s that ANYTHING can happen and change everything.
So, for my “New Year’s Resolution” I am going to choose to try and be the best I can be in all areas of my life. Whether that be for my health, work, husband, relationships, faith, or finances, I want to make the best decisions that will benefit those areas in my life. Of course I have my own personal goals I would like to achieve, but overall, I want to use this year to grow and be a better person to our society. So here’s to 2017! Whether you reach your goals or not, always keep pursing them.
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
-Roy T. Bennett