Over the last 36 hours, we’ve all been thinking about a lot of things. Contemplating what our New Year resolutions will be. Preparing to start the year off on the “right foot”. Planning to not drink too much champagne at the NYE party so we can hit the gym bright and early on January 1… (did anyone make it to the gym yesterday??)
Don’t set goals/resolutions just because you see others doing the same. Don’t create unattainable ones. Set ones that mean something to you.
Here are my five goals for 2018:
1. Reading goals
I barely hit my reading goal of 50 books in 2017, finished the 50th book on NYE. This year I’m keeping my reading goal the same, but I’m going to try to make at least 20 of the books real books and not audio books. I find it much more relaxing to sit down with a real book and read, but you can’t beat listening to Audible at night while making dinner. I’ve been trying to put electronics away at bedtime and pick up a book for at least 10 minutes. Fingers crossed this habit sticks!
2. Fitness goals
The holidays set me WAY back on BBG. Why does Santa always bring me so much candy in my stocking?? Yesterday I (re)started day 1 week 1 all over again. Who’s with me?
3. Blog goals
I’ve been a bit hit or miss lately with getting posts up and even took a few months off completely last year. I find this blog to be a great creative outlet though, so my goal in 2018 will be to post at least 2 times per week. Consistency is key. What do you want to read on my blog in 2018? More books, fitness, or recipes? Let me know in the comments below.
4. Family goals
I used to never forget mailing a birthday card to an aunt or Valentine’s Day card to a grandparent, but this last year many of those snail mail events slipped by me. I sat down yesterday to update my planner with all the dates to remember, and a reminder to pop it in the mail too. Staying in touch with family near and far is so important.
5. Stress (less) goals
Stress is pretty much my middle name, but I need to start not letting little things bother me. I will try to slow down more, let little things go, and find ways to release stress. I just ordered myself an adult coloring book and have a puzzle set up in the corner of my apartment so when I need a mental break, I have outlets at my fingertips.
How did your goal planning go? While you start 2018, keep these 10 quotes top of mind and make sure that everything you do, you do for yourself.
This is the beginning of anything you want.
This is your year to sparkle.
12 new chapters. 365 new chances.
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Your only limit is you.
A good beginning makes a good end.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
One day, or day one. You decide.
Let’s start a new tomorrow, today.