2018 New Year Goals
Hello wonderful people! After taking much time off of my blog due to some unexpected life events I am officially back. During my break, I reflected on the year 2017 and I realized that I needed to make some major new life habits and personal goals. Here are my 5 goals or resolution for 2018!
Take care of myself mentally/physically/spiritually
Mentally –This year, I am going to try to put myself before others. I can’t pour into other people when I have nothing to pour. I’m going to take time for myself, whether that is going for a walk, reading a book, or going shopping by myself.
Physically – For the year 2016 and 2017 I made it a goal to start working out. I managed to meet that goal and make it a weekly habit. This year, I have decided to change workout programs. I am now going from a high-intensity 30-minute workout 3x per week to a 50-75-minute weight training program 5x per week. The time commitment is daunting but I am super excited about it. I am also working on creating a weekly meal plan. I’ll be honest, if a healthy meal or snack is not written down I will go for the cookie over the veggie any day.
Spiritually – This year I want to be intentional with growing my faith. Healthy relationships are not built on convenience. I know for myself, having quiet time isn’t a set thing every day. It is more of a when it crosses my mind or when something major is going on in my life. I am going to change that by having personal quiet time and weekly devotional time with my husband.
Be intentional with my time
I am terrible at time management. At work, I run around like a chicken with my head cut off and by the time I get home I don’t want to do anything. Then on the weekends, I am playing catch up with chores and errands. My husband bought me The Brilliant Life Planner for Christmas to help me get organized. I am creating weekly meal plans, cleaning days (so I don’t have to clean entire house on Saturday or Sunday) time to work out, date nights, spending time with friends, etc.
I have a lot of hopes and dreams for me and my family. But sometimes my dreams are a little out there and they will never become a reality. Like becoming BFFs with Joanna Gaines and her giving me a house. I know that will never happen. However, I can still dream BIG reality dreams and start taking steps to make those dreams come true.
Has anyone noticed how difficult it is to make new friends when you are an adult? Or hang out with your current friends? I thought I would have more time to hang out with people once I graduated college. But the opposite has happened! Our schedules don’t align, I’m exhausted after work, and I enjoy being in my PJs by 9:00 PM. I am going to make more time for my current community and hopefully expand it.
This is a huge one for me! I am not a risk taker. I tend to believe more in others than myself. I will encourage everyone else to chase their dreams but when it comes to mine I say, “Nah, I’m good.” or that I’m not qualified enough to do what I want to do. or worry about what will people think of me. That mindset needs to change ASAP. Those BIG dreams I talked about earlier will NEVER come true if I don’t believe that the Lord put them in my life for a reason and that I am “unfit” to do them.
What are your goals for this year? Leave a comment below and let me know!