Goal Setting: What You Should Do Instead of New Year’s Resolutions

You may have already seen my post on mindset tips for goal setting, so I’m going to continue the series with some thoughts on approaching New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all seen the memes- soon there will be mobs of people starting at the gym, posting photos of their home-cooked meals or starting a new workout program. I’m all about self-improvement and healthy habits, so you might wonder what my issue with New Year’s resolutions is.

Goals are an amazing tool that pushes us to achieve bigger & better things. But they need to align with your interests, intents and commitment. This doesn’t always happen on January 1st.Fall In Love With Taking Care of Yourself (Goals Post 2)


Too many people take on change because of the date on the calendar, and that’s why so many resolutions fail. Goals should align with your mind & body, and be something that you’re genuinely excited about and ready to commit to.

This year, I challenge you to approach New Year’s a big differently. If you are ready for change then please, by all means, make goals. Write them down. But don’t limit them to the new year, and make sure you check in and update them monthly so they align with where you’re actually at. If you do decide to make goals, please keep an eye out for my next post, which will contain an essential element necessary to make your goals happen!

As a ritual for the new year, instead of forcing goals, focus on gratitude. Bring in the new year thankful for the amazing life you have, the gifts you’ve been given and the hard work you’ve put in.

Petite Power meditation: “No matter where you are in life, celebrate it. It’s either a product of your growth or a place that will help you grow. Cheers to today.”

Cheers to Today (Goals Post 2)