2 0 1 9 is here, guys! Let’s be real – everyone feels motivated at the beginning of the new year (and that usually wears off pretty quickly) but I’m taking advantage of that “this will be my year” attitude. I’m making my 2019 about self-improvement and happiness, planning, accountability, and achieving realistic goals.
- Get fit for my horse’s sake: I’ve been insecure of my weight since I can remember and have always fallen into “the diet cycle” – restrict, binge, guilt. In 2019 I’m going to focus on working out and eating well for the sake of my horse, and try to be as fit as I push my horse to be. I know it won’t be easy, but I’m hoping with a support system to help keep me accountable and the drive to be the best rider I can be will push me to get there. And honestly – I want to prove to myself that I have the power and self-discipline to do it.
- Focus on myself, and not what others are doing around me. I, like many others, fall prey to comparison. I’m going to focus on my journey and put the energy that I was giving to others’ paths, into my own. Don’t get me wrong – this isn’t about not supporting others, it’s about not comparing myself to others. It’s about not thinking about what others might be saying about my ride, because they don’t know my horse, my ride, and my journey. That’s between me, my horse, and my trainer, and I’m going to do my best to keep it that way.
- Be more organized. I’m organized in some areas, and not in others, but I’m striving to be consistently organized across the board. Organized in life, by planning and doing, and organized in space by cleaning my room and tack locker more often. This resolution partners with my next:
- Declutter! I’m going to get rid of things I don’t need or haven’t used in a long time. As my husband would surely tell you, I have too much stuff. Clothes I haven’t worn in years, shoes that kill my feet, and a ton of random crap. I’m horribly sentimental and have some sort of memory attached to everything, so I always wind up keeping things I don’t need. ????
- And to round out my resolutions: don’t just set goals, but know what steps are needed to actually complete them. (Jenna Kutcher talks about this in her podcast episode “The Best Kept Secret For Setting Goals You’ll Actually Achieve“). This way, goals stay both realistic and attainable, and completing each step is a little victory along the way.
So here’s to an awesome year filled with achieving goals, collaborations, ponies, and friends! CHEERS! ??????