new year, same you?

As you read this blog post, the holidays are just about winding down with one last celebration on the horizon before we can settle into the new year. For some, the joy of the New Year stems from getting back to a day to day routine. For many others, the New Year is a time to switch up your day to day by setting goals with the intention to achieve them by year end.

Let me start by saying, if I had a dollar for every time I was asked what my New Year’s resolutions were, I could cross off one of my New Year’s Resolutions:

b̶e̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶i̶l̶l̶i̶o̶n̶a̶i̶r̶e̶ ← this is a great example of a not well-thought-out New Year’s Resolution

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All jokes aside, this year I tested out a new theory: getting a head start on my resolutions. Yes, you heard that right. I did NOT say my New Year’s resolutions. There’s a lot of buzz around the phrase “New Year’s Resolution” as though my goals have to be set in stone by 12:00am January 1st and posted for everyone to see. Let me take a wild guess you want to eat healthier, hit the gym more often, and make more money?

Do these sound familiar?

They rang a bell for me too and around the Fall of this year, I set an intention to live my life with more awareness. I began wondering why I often found myself setting goals and falling short when it came to reaching them.


I began early and told myself I was not going to wait until 2019 to get going on my goals. I focused on being more descriptive and starting off with small achievable goals.

Things shifted. By removing vagueness from my goals things got easier. Instead of starting to save for a car or home, my goal was to dedicate 30% of each paycheck to my savings. Slowly but surely i started consistently making it to the gym.

I went from taking hours to hand-craft vision boards and write down manifestations, to not even feeling the need to set New Year’s Resolutions.

Our advice to you. As we head into 2019, make your goals challenging and take it day by day. Most importantly, find what motivates you!

Comment below some goals you achieved in 2018 and whether or not you believe in New Year’s Resolutions.

Here are some achievements Perk is most proud of in 2018:

  • launched more sustainable packaging

  • built partnerships with local coffee shops in California and Minnesota

  • started a blog

  • featured on Kare 11

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