We made it to the first day(s) of 2018. What were your resolutions? Everyone always set goals for the entire year, but that nearly always fails at some point. Wouldn’t it be better to set monthly goals? I decided to give it a shot, and here they are for you to try as well. Good Luck!
January – The first month of the new year is when most people will set a goal and try to stick to it for as long as they can. However, that is a task that not many accomplish. Life can just get in the way. For the first month, start with something small like going out once every two weeks, spending a night in with friends/family, cook a good meal one night a week rather than take out, start a YouTube channel. January is a “trial month” for a lot of people so try new things.
February – The second month of the year is the month of romance, calling you out Valentine’s Day. One thing that people should remember more often is that it’s easy to love other people, but you first have to love yourself and know your own self-worth before you can fully love someone else. For the second month of 2018, remember to love yourself even when you think you can’t. You have to love you first before someone else can.
March – In March, more than half the people that set New Year Resolutions will have already stopped trying to complete theirs. Say you did great in January and February, Good Job and Keep Going! March should be the month of making a routine so you get your own groove for the rest of the year if you haven’t already done just that. Start a daily or weekly routine depending on your schedule and habits. Keep up with the good work!
April – April is when springtime comes out to play. The snow is long been melted, and the weather starts to kinda sorta heat up enough to leave a hint of summer. April is the point in the year when New Year Resolution have all but died out. Make some new goals in April that are a bit more realistic for your life and the time you have to use. April showers are real, and you should use them to rain benefits down on yourself.
May – When May rolls around, all that’s over social media is people asking if anyone’s summer body is ready yet? The term summer body refers to a pretty small body on a girl that looks overall appealing in a swimsuit to the general population. Well, I hate to tell those people, every single body is a summer, winter, fall, or spring body. Humans go through seasons of weight gain, loss, stalemates, and in between. You don’t have to be a size Zero to rock a bikini. I am on the smaller side, but I am not where I want to be appearance wise.
June – Continuing on with the summer body month, rather than vow to lose weight this year, why you don’t you vow to tone yourself? Weight is just a number on a scale used to make women and men out in the world believe that they aren’t attractive based on other people’s thoughts on the number on that scale. Well, you can be 120 pounds or 200 or more pounds and still look good. Appearances are only skin deep, and we need to remember that for your June goal.
July – July is full of swimming, beaches, fun, family, and food. For those that are wanting that certain appearance we talked about, July may be a bit of a struggle. There is a secret I want to share with you. You can eat whatever you want as long as you don’t worry about people’s thoughts. Ten years from now will you remember what you ate or what your size was? No, you won’t, but you will remember if you had fun. For July, set a goal to do one fun thing a week.
August – August is the time of year when summer is still in full swing, and the dreaded school year returns for most of the world. August means the returns of classmates, friends, foes, and teachers. For this month, rather than vow to get the top grades, vow to do a point or a letter better than your last term. I remember so many kids in high school that would start the year off wanting the top grades, and they hardly ever got what they wanted. Life gets in the way sometimes.
September – September marks the end of the summer season, and autumn rushes its way in like an avalanche. Autumn is full of new ideas, experiences, people, and so much more. For September, make sure to take time to have some experiences that you’d like to share with someone you know. Everyone says that winter is the cuffing season, and winter is coming. When the months get colder, everything gets a kind of new beauty to it. Go out and see some of it.
October – October is the month of fall that is probably the one that everyone is excited to see. This month holds Halloween which means lots of candy, costumes, parties, and the best horror movies are back for a few weeks. October is one of the best months because school has set in, friends are made, and I have a whole other article for October alone. For this month’s goal, try to change one thing about your life that you don’t want to take with you into the new year. After all, new year, new you right?
November – This is the month that people start to think back on the past year in, and they wonder if it was a good year. November in America is a month to be thankful, and I like that idea a lot. Rather than think about just the good 2018 brought you, think back to the good and bad of the year. Memories are important and lessons are for a reason. The November goal could be to recall the good and not so good of the year and try to see what you learned from it. You could be surprised.
December – The last month of the year should always be a time of reflectance. Did you accomplish all of the goals you set every month? How did your New Year Resolutions turn out? If you went above and beyond your expectations, good for you! If you fell slightly short, that’s okay. We are all human. Your goal for December should be to remember the good and bad of 2018. Everything is a lesson left to learn. What did the year do for you?
Overall, 2018 will be what you make it no matter your goals. So make it a great year.
Set goals, make friends, find love, love yourself, try something new, be the best you possible, but remember to take everything in and cherish it. Life is always changing, and some changes are for the best.