Who here likes to make New Year’s Resolutions? Anybody?
This year, I decided to make 18 goals for 2018. Ambitious? Yes. Do-able? Read on.
Here is my list that I created in January.
- Read 12 books.
- Go swimming 24 times.
- Make your bed.
- Paint your nails 12 times.
- Finish the manuscript.
- Write 3 short stories.
- Create a nail care routine.
- Go on at least 1 great trip.
- Pop is not a way to wake up.
- Get blog email list going.
- Write 1 blog post per week.
- Start a side hustle.
- Do 6 new things.
- Give yourself 24 days COMPLETELY off.
- Start an RRSP.
- Buy a car.
- Call your friends.
- Be happy.
Seven and a half months into the year and I’m about 15% done the one-off goals. When you put it like that, it sounds really not impressive. But when I imagine what I would have don’t without this list, I realize I’m better off than I could be.
Without this list, I wouldn’t have read as much as I’m reading right now. I would have let life get in the way and I’d probably still be on book #1. (If you want to know what books I’ve been reading, you need to check out my Instagram stories!)
Without this list, I wouldn’t have made a point of keeping track of my work schedule and giving myself real, actual, don’t-even-check-your-email days off.
The trick to this list – for me, anyway – is not to let it make me feel bad about not finishing or not doing it perfectly. It’s to give me some clarity, provide some guidelines, and help me figure out what I need at the moment.
It’s okay that there’s lots on this list I haven’t touched yet. When I check back on it, I’m reminded of all the things I want to do to make my life better, further my career, and prepare for future goals. The reminders of my goals are just as beneficial as the ones I’m actually reaching.
The other cool thing about goals is that you can adjust them if you need to! Best example, I wanted to write 1 blog post a week. That has since changed to 1 post every other week because that’s what’s working for me right now.
So make those goals and resolutions and let them help you. Let them grow and change with you. Let them push you, but don’t let them bring you down. They’re there to help.
Do you have New Year’s Goals or Resolutions this year?