Yesterday, I sat and did something that I haven’t done in years. I actually made some New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I know I gave up making resolutions a while back because I never really worked on them and come March I would forget what I even resolved. Most of the times, it was things that were way beyond my control or things I knew I couldn’t change immediately. Yet I would list them anyway. Few weeks later, the list would seem so daunting and unbelievable that I would be glad I could just throw the list out.

But this year, I’ve decided to list some goals… which is just another way of saying I made some resolutions. I listed out 10 things I want to achieve this year but none of them are involve things like get that degree in Astrophysics or buy a ticket to Mars. I decided to write out things that are more achievable and that would make my life better.

For example, I wrote down… Travel. Something I didn’t do in the last two years. Now, instead of actually putting in a destination, a budget or timelines, I just wrote travel. For now it’s a vague goal and in a couple of months, I intend to build on it by setting smaller goals / tasks around it e.g., shortlist a few destinations, check out flights/ routes, etc. I have included monthly check-in’s on my calendar so I don’t forget to review them.

So there you have it… an easier, less daunting way to make New Year’s resolutions and keep them.