Happy 2018 Everyone!!! I hope that you all had an amazing New Years and I hope that you have spent some time (or a lot of time like me) reflecting on this past year and setting your 2018 resolutions. If you are anything like me then you are probably on a bit of a high from the blank slate which a New Year provides. I love the start of a New Year and I love setting New Years resolutions & goals.
So to help you get inspired I have decided to share 5 New Years Resolutions for 2018 with you all!
(If you haven’t reflected on 2017 yet then I recommend that you read my last post https://goo.gl/6rkvZk before you continue reading this one. Reflection is super important)
5 New Years Resolutions For 2018:
- Take Care of Your Physical Body:
Instead of setting a goal to work out 7 days a week or to not drink alcohol for a whole year (ha!); set smaller and more realistic goals such as working out 2 days a week and drinking once a week (instead of 3). This of course depends on what you are currently doing, but setting smaller goals and then slowly adding to them is more achievable than setting unrealistic ones from the get-go. Once you are consistently working out 2 days a week then you can then add a 3rd day into your schedule.
Taking care of your psychical body is an important goal to set every year but make sure that you are specific on what that means to you and what you want to achieve. Do you want to lose weight? How many pounds? By when? Do you want to eat healthier & buy less take out? What steps do you need to take to make that happen? Go into detail about what you want and what would make you happier & feel better. Do you need to invest in gym equipment, a personal trainer, or buy a membership to the gym? Take the steps that you need to take and make sure that you tell your family or friends about your goal so that they can hold you accountable.
2. Take Care of Your Mental Health:
I think that mental health is just as important as physical health (if not more important). I practice meditation daily and I spend a lot of time reflecting on my thoughts & feelings. To me, spending time investing in my mental health has exponential benefits to my entire life; relationships, happiness, career, and so on. Do you have any mental health goals this year? Do you want to start practicing meditation or yoga? Do you want to start writing in a journal or seeing a therapist? Think about your past year… did you have a lot of lows? If so, then set some small goals that you can start doing daily to make sure that 2018 is your best year yet. Happiness comes from within so make sure that you set time aside to invest in yourself.
3. Love Yourself More:
Self-Love is a journey that I have been focusing on a lot in the last year and I have come a long way. Spending time to make daily changes to love yourself more goes hand in hand with investing in your mental health. I practice self-love daily by saying positive affirmations, stating what I am grateful for, and congratulating myself on little accomplishments that I do. I watch my thoughts and my words carefully by making sure that I don’t say negative things about myself or put myself down. I feed my body healthy food, I meditate, I work out, and I invest in clothing and skin care which makes me feel good externally and internally. I invest time and money pursuing my hobbies and interests, taking vacations, and treating myself because I love myself. So start setting weekly or daily goals of loving yourself more because theres only one of you!
4. Read More:
Every year I set a new reading goal for myself. This year my goal is to read 2 books a month. I personally love reading self-improvement books; they motivate and inspire me to make changes in all areas of my life. Every time I finish reading a good self-improvement book I am filled with the desire to make changes in my life for the better. I am currently reading “You are a Badass- Jen Sincero” and it is AMAZING. I highly recommend it. This year I decided to make a reading list of books that I want to read in 2018. If you interested in hearing my list, let me know in the comments down below and I would love to share it with you. Knowledge is the key to growing and improving any area of your life. Reading is also just another way of investing in yourself (because you’re worth it).
5. Do that one thing that you keep talking about year after year:
Okay so you know that one thing that you write down as a resolution every single year, but you still have never done it? In 2018 do that one thing. No excuses.
Is it a trip that you really want to take? Make it happen, take up an extra side job, work overtime, save more, go out less. Whatever you have to do, just promise yourself that this year it will happen. Book the trip now and THEN worry about making the money to pay for it. This will give you even more motivation to hustle and guess what? You won’t regret it. Do you consistently make a resolution about learning an instrument or learning a new language every year? Sign up for lessons/classes so that you can stop with the excuses year after year. Do you have a big business goal like starting a new company? Break up your big goal into smaller goals and assign them to each month. This will help your big goal seem much more achievable.
I had some goals that I would write down year after year, until I physically & emotionally felt drained and I grew lots of self-doubt about my work ethic in general. Because thats what happens… when you become lazy and don’t fulfill your dreams because of your excuses (time/money/intelligence) you grow self-doubt. Be resourceful and make it happen or stop saying that you WANT it. Because if you want it, then you’ll get it.
So those are my 5 New Years Resolutions for 2018. I hope that you enjoyed this post and let me know what your resolutions are in the comments down below.