Welcome back to the second post of “New Year, New you”
When setting new goals for yourself, it’s always best to reflect on the past year. In my last post, I shared a few of my favorite moments. Today I’ll share some lessons learned in 2014. I believe it’s important to recognize what you’ve learned in one year, so you can plan for the next.
There are 3 lessons I’ve learned, and they are:
1. Having more confidence 2. Multitasking and 3. Planning
Having more confidence
Growing up, I was an extremely shy child. I was always too afraid to talk to others or voice my opinions. As I got older, it has gotten a lot better. Creating this blog has made me even more confident in everyday situations. I’ve learned that I won’t be able to please everyone, that’s just life. Knowing that, I’m a much happier person! It’s such a rewarding feeling to be able to freely express myself, and not worry about the response of others.
Now that I have a blog, social media is more in demand. I also engage with the planner community and have pen pals, so I have to make sure to carve time out for those things, as well as my personal life such as work, daily chores, my boyfriend etc. I’ll be honest, it was a little overwhelming at first, but I am managing it better now. There’s still room for improvement though!
This was a huge lesson for me. Learning to plan has made me such a better person. It’s definitely been a life changer.
One of my favorite quotes is ” A goal without a plan is just a wish” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. This quote is so true. You can have all these goals, but if you don’t plan them through, they are just hollow thoughts, or wishes.
Please enjoy the free printable I created! Use it to jot down your notes and goals! Also don’t forget to check out what Emily over at Createyou86 learned in 2014. 🙂 Next week, we will share some tips on how to stay on goals make. See you then!