Annnnnd….we’re back! Hope everyone had a great Holiday. I spent mine in LI with my boyfriend’s sister and then my with my family. It basically consisted of too much food, lack of sleep, and tons of play time with the kiddies.
With today being the last Monday of the month and technically of the year, it’s also the last “Motivational Monday.” For this reason I want to talk a little bit about why I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions and what I prefer to do instead.
The first time someone asked me what my New Year’s Resolutions were, I had no idea what they meant. It’s a concept you hear around this time of year a lot and by the end of January it suddenly isn’t a hot topic anymore.
I think it puts too pressure on people. We put too much pressure on ourselves. I also think it’s a bit counterproductive for those reasons. When we find ourselves forgoing those resolutions so early into the New Year then we kind of feel defeated and just completely give up. I prefer to have a list of actionable mini goals that will help me get closer to and achieve a bigger goal.
Here are some of my goals for 2015.
- Get back into daily meditations
- Be more forgiving towards myself and others
- Write everyday, specifically on my feature film script so I can finally finish it!
- Practice the viola everyday for at least an hour. I used to play years ago and really missed it. My boyfriend got me an early Christmas gift a few weeks ago and it was a viola! 😀
- Not get too depressed or hard on myself with my weight/body image. I can go on forever with this one so I’ll just leave it at that
- Keep in better contact with my friends. I was always so good at this but for the past year and a half I really fell off. Life took over and I admit I got selfish, which I don’t regret by the way since I’m the type of person to always put others before myself
- Be consistent with my newsletter. Need I say more?
- Work on a scene at least twice a week even if I don’t have an audition. When I first started training I used to do this. It’s amazing the things we let go of and then realize how important it is later on in life
- Submit myself to at least two castings notices a day. Unless of course it’s a ridiculously slow day
- Watch more independent films
- Read more articles
- Aim to attend one workshop a month. This may be hard since they’re so expensive now but I sure will try!
- Meet up with my actors friends more. It’s so important to stay in communication and bounce ideas off one another. Sometimes only actors truly understands what another actor goes through. This includes checking out their projects when possible which I did a pretty good job of this year 😉
- Be as consistent as possible with all of the above!
- Write very day even if I don’t publish everyday
- Read more about SEO, marketing techniques, and all that jazz
- Be on social media more for my blog accounts
- Pin more. Pinterest, along with Tumblr, is the fastest growing social media platform. Pin! Pin! Pin!
- Don’t get sucked in to the hoopla of social media numbers
- Partner with at least two brands and/or campaigns
- Just be a better blogger. Period! LOL
All in all, the main reason why I don’t do New Year’s resolutions is because it implies that you have to wait until the “new year” to start something. I say, anything and everything that you want to attempt to accomplish, you don’t have to wait to start. Just DO it.
Wishing you all a blessed, positive, and fulfilling 2015.