You probably see or hear the phrase “goals” daily. Sometimes its referring to a cute couple, sometimes its a dream home or awesome vacation. A loose definition of goals would be something you admire and/or wish to attain one day.
Every year on my birthday I look back on what I’ve achieved through the past year, and what I’d like to accomplish before I get another year older. Its great for me because my birthday is in June so basically I can use it as a chance to see if I’m holding up my new years goals & keep me on track.
Basically, I’ll write out 12 reasonable goals I’d like to accomplish within a year. Then I pick on goal a month to focus on. I write out why I want to achieve the goal & then write down a few steps on how to get there by the end of the month. Again this works because the goals are realistic. Then, as each month passes I carry my new good habits with me from each goal so that by the next year I hopefully look back on a lot of success.
That being said I thought it would be a good chance to add it to a monthly series on the blog?!
My Yearly Goals
- Stress less, mediate more
- Cut back on alcohol
- Improve credit 100 points
- Be able to run a 5k straight
- Eat clean and whole
- Grow my blog
- Learn something new
- Practice more self love
- Get a new car
- Attend business school
- “Glow” up
- Get on the path to buying a house
June’s goal was “stress less, meditate more”. I chose this because between school and work I was getting way too stressed & burned out. I wasn’t taking any time to wind down, and while I don’t have a ton of time right now I do have time to meditate. I love the idea of meditating and practiced it on and off all last year but was never consistent. I would also tell all my friends and family to try it so I figured I should practice what I preach.
- Meditate daily for at least two minutes each. Try in the morning, at lunch, or at night to make sure I get it in.
- Get Elliott on board to keep me motivated.
- Find more “me” time or spend time doing things I enjoy.
- Continue learning self help
- Get rid of any toxic influences and people on my life
- Start transitioning to clean eating.
- Only take lunch outside of work.
- Find a creative outlet at least 2x a week (blogging, writing, drawing, ext)
How it went.
I was able to meditate at least 2 minutes most days, some days I even got up to 5 minutes a time or 2x a day!! I also found taking lunch outside of work a huge help because I was able to relax and unwind without customers or coworkers around. I was also surprises to find how much of a stress reliever “doodling” could be lol. I didn’t do as great a job with clean eating but I have that as a goal for later on so were getting there haha
How I feel.
So much better. I specifically notice that I’m much less snappy and that’s great. Overall a success! And I was able to get Elliott on board too!!
Julys goal is “Dry July”. Do you guys have any suggestions on keeping a whole month dry?! Were not heavy drinkers but I think well need a little creative thinking for this one!
What are your goals this year?
That’s all for now my loves,