Like most humans with a pulse, I’m not always great at sticking to my resolutions or achieving every goal I attempt.
And it’s not always for lack of trying! Sometimes I literally just forget about them.
I get mired in the day-to-day (We’re out of cat food! I hate all my clothes! WHY IS MY COMPUTER SO SLOW) and my grand ambitions are forgotten.
Until I started following Facebook and Instagram accounts that remind me of my goals and resolutions.
We can use social media to remind us of what we want to do + the people we want to be. Click To Tweet
So ridiculously easy, right? I’ve been meaning to try aerial yoga so I follow Yoga Center of Minneapolis on Facebook. I want to take an adult ballet class so I follow St Paul Ballet on Instagram. I’ve been instructed to “dramatically reduce” my gluten and dairy intake, so I fill my Instagram feed with accounts like Oh She Glows and Alyson Kramer.
And when those accounts post something, I ‘like’ it so the algorithm keeps showing me those updates.
I don’t know about you, but the moments when I’m mindlessly scrolling through social media are usually the moments I’m at my least awesome and least motivated. They’re a rest stop between Working Too Much and Eating Popcorn For Dinner In Front Of Transparent. But when that photo of adults in leotards pops up I’m more likely to shake myself out of a stupor and remember “Hey! I’ve been meaning to do that!”
The added bonus of following businesses/restaurants/travel companies/educational organizations on social media? You’ll be the first to know when they have openings or they’re running promotions! Look at us! Doing awesome stuff and saving money!
If you want to travel more, follow
If you want to stick to your budget, follow
If you want to be a bit more active, follow
Jessamyn // Krystal Cantu // Kris Clever // Kara Goucher
Of course, following these accounts will just remind us of the goals we set for ourselves. They won’t, ya know, do the work. (Here are the methods I’ve used to do, well, just about everything.) No matter how many times I watch Sugary Sixpack’s Instagram videos, I’m not going to get that butt unless I do more lunges. But remembering what we said we wanted can be the first step in actually getting it!
We’re 25% done with 2016! Are you sticking to your goals and resolutions? If you are, tell me how you’re doing it in the comments!