Goals. We’ve all done it. Browsed through Instagram, Facebook and other social media and longingly desired what others are portraying. Whether it’s a relationship, job or lifestyle, the hashtag #goals says a lot.
On Instagram alone, the hashtag #goals is used over 13 MILLION times.
While this hashtag is probably meant more to be a compliment (“Wow. Your relationship is so wonderful. It’s my goal to have that one day.”) It can also be misconstrued as forgetting to have goals of your own, and/or forgetting to be content with what you have.
As you enter the new year, stop looking at other people’s lives (or the ideal of their life given through social media, which, let’s be honest, is usually pretty inaccurate) and start creating your own personal #goals.
Focus on your own passion and calling. While someone may have what seems to be the dream job, it may be THEIR dream job. You have your own gifts and talents that make you unique. Focus on what you want to do with your life, and be happy for others’ success.
Your friends are special and they love you for who you are. Even though you may not all be Victoria secret angels (like Taylor Swift’s squad) you are each other’s friends for a reason. Cherish your friendships and the value they bring to your life.
It is not only important to have fitness goals, but required. If you don’t set a goal, you’ll never take the first step to achieve it. But beware, when wanting a certain look, physique or body type, to not compare yourself to others or become jealous of another person’s body type. Create fitness goals that are relevant and realistic to your personal health and body.
If you are in a relationship, create your own goals and plans for your time together. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just balanced, healthy and positive. If you are single, enjoy it! Focus on building up the best you possible so that when you do get in a relationship, it can flourish. The relationships that you may be viewing through an Instagram post most likely has its own issues behind closed doors. No relationship is perfect, nor ever will be.
Treat 2018 as the year of YOUR #goals. Stop using other people’s lives as a guideline and create your own standard.
If you are ready to create goals and create a memorable year, then call Life Counseling Solutions at (407)-622-1770 for a complimentary 15-minute consultation or to schedule an appointment.