Well, 2018 has arrived! You know what that means, right? NEW… yes, new opportunities, new start, new adventures, new me, new you, new possibilities. Now, I know a lot of people like to say, “You don’t have to wait until the new year to begin,” which I’m also a firm believer in… but I also know the feeling of starting something new or just doing anything in particular at the beginning of a specific starting point, for example; the first of January, the first day of the month, the day of a special anniversary or significant date. Are you catching my drift?

I know for me, whenever I set minor goals for myself, I usually don’t start them randomly on any given day. Most of the time, I do, sometimes I don’t. I’ll most likely start the first day of the month, and or, after a specific day has passed. Perfect example, which will definitely involve a lot of will power, is eating healthier after my birthday is over this year since it‘s coming up soon. I figure I’ll begin after I finish stuffing my face with all the sweets, grease, and calories I want.

If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.

John Mayer

Another example is when I challenged myself to stay away from candy the whole month of October a couple years ago until the day of Halloween… and for those who know me, know how much of a sweet tooth I am. My name is Katalina and I am a Candy-holic. But I’m happy to say I succeeded and I know I can do it again if I wanted to! (P.s. I have!)

But what I’m getting at is, no matter when you decide to start or do anything, as long as you commit and follow through until the very end, just know you’re doing it the right way. You can be the spontaneous kind and begin the moment the idea pops in your head, like me, or you can be the routine-oriented kind and choose when you want to begin, also like me.

As long as you just DO IT

The ending result is what matters. How you start and how get there is all up to you! Setting these kinds of goals are so beneficial to your growth and your well-being and let me tell you, when you achieve them, there’s no greater feeling, especially when you thought you could never reach them.

So if you have big goals or little goals for the new year, don’t worry about when to do it as long as you just DO it, at some point. Obviously, the earlier the better but everyone goes at their own pace. Instead of saying, “This is my year!,” let every year be your year! That’s what I’ve learned and that‘s exactly how I’m going in to 2018. I’m ready for ya!