And a new year has begun! I’m really excited about 2018, new adventures to look forward to and many new adventures to create! See, a few years back I was in the routine rut – stuck in a career and job that to outsiders looked fabulous, but for me, did not fill me with joy or happiness – rather just stressed me out and filled each day with emails and meetings. So I chose to change things – I resigned (somewhat on a whim) and decided to follow my heart, reach for what I wanted and create an adventure that suited me.
This wasn’t a new year’s resolution but it ignited in me the possibility of more. See, if you do something everyday that makes you happy, you are succeeding. And if a new year with new possibilities let’s you explore this, then you should set that resolution and get cracking!
My resolution last year was to start a track to a healthier and more organised life. I decided to, amongst other things, eat healthier; start a bullet journal; find joy in the small things and practise more mindfulness. Not concrete goals by any stretch, but I found this approach to work for me – I had my ‘why’ and set forth. 2017 was a good year, busy but good. And now I’m looking into 2018 with anticipation and excitement – How are you feeling about the upcoming year?
Have you set your new year’s resolution or goal?
Here are some helpful hints to get you on the right track to success in 2018 – it’s never to late!
- What’s your ‘why’
Do you know what you want to change? Great! Unfortunately you will probably fail if your inspiration or reason for doing it isn’t strong enough or doesn’t resonate with you. Why are you making this change or improving x about yourself? Ask yourself ‘why do I care about this goal?’. Be sure that the reason you give yourself is the true reason, otherwise it may not be a strong enough reason to make the change.
- What will be your measure of success?
That thing you’ve had in mind – what’s the end place that you’d like to be? If you want to be healthier, does this mean the measure of success is home cooked meals 6 times a week or 10% weight loss goal by the end of the year. Small changes are far easier to achieve than one big step which can be overwhelming and scary.
- Have you outlined your plan
What are you going to do to achieve this goal? Each and every step, outline things. This may seem a bit silly for some goals – if it does, ask yourself if your goal is big enough! Scary right??
Guys, 2018 offers a new chapter to your journey. Let’s make it count! Share your resolutions with me! I’d love to know what you are planning to achieve this year!