I think the problem a lot of us have with goals and resolutions is that often times we give ourselves too many of them to take on at once. The new year roles around and we feel ambitious, inspired, and motivated to change our lives for the better once and for all. So we make a long list of every little detail we want to change about our lives, then a few months into the year we feel defeated and overwhelmed, sucked back into our old habits. While I think it’s fantastic to have a vision of how grand you’d like your life to be, to dream big, I also think that we need to be a bit more realistic with ourselves and realize that great changes take time, patience, and a lot of effort. So instead of expecting to change your whole life around in just 12 months, I think that we should focus on the short-term, what we can do right now to better each day as it comes. With that in mind, I’ve decided to make up a few short-term goals for myself each month. Little things that I can implement each day, that don’t take a ton of effort, but over time will actually wind up making a huge difference in my life.