A little late, but Happy New Year!!
I can’t believe it’s already 2019! It feels like just yesterday it turned 2018. It’s scary how true it is when people say time goes by faster when you’re older. Each day, week, month, and year just flies by and I constantly feel like I am running out of time. Time to do the things I need to do and time to do the things I want to do. I sometimes think, “Why can’t a day be 48 hours instead of 24?” But then again if that were to happen we would all probably die of exhaustion.
After giving a lot of thought into why I never have enough time to do what I need to do, I came to a conclusion. Although I do not want to admit it, I have realized how bad my time management is. I’ve accepted the fact that everyone in this entire world no matter how productive or successful, have the same amount of time each day. 24 hours. Those who are able to accomplish more just know how to use their time wisely! I know this is kind of obvious yet so many people have a difficult time realizing this. Or they might acknowledge it, but not doing anything to fix it.
I decided I did not want to be one of these people. I will not put the year 2019 to waste. So, I took action and started doing what I should’ve been doing years ago. Goal setting.
I have always set goals as a child, but what usually happens is that I set my goals too high and before reaching them, I would forget about them. To prevent that from happening this time, I decided to break down my goals into categories. Work goals, personal goals, study goals, and social goals.
Work: To practice at LEAST 2 hours a day
Personal: Drink 2 liters of water everyday
Study: To actively use the app HelloTalk (language learning app)
Social: Hang out with (insert friend’s name)
These goals are just for this week and they may seem very small, but ironically, that’s the goal.
Creating daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, and yearly goals hopefully will help me stay on track and focused on the greater things I want to achieve in life!
One last tip I’d like to add is DON’T KEEP YOUR GOALS TO YOURSELF. Because keeping them to yourself only makes it easier for you to cheat and let yourself off the hook if you don’t reach them. So next time you’re with a friend, just strike up a conversation about the things you want to do and set some goals together! Make this a habit and you’ll be set for life 😉