Setting And Meeting Goals For 2019
This week I’m really focusing on my future by setting goals and doing a bit of spring cleaning for the soul, if you know what I mean. I’ve been reflecting on my year, one that was really wonderful and really trying all at once, and I want to take the good from it all and manifest it into something beautiful in 2019.
I’ve never set a New Year’s resolution, and I don’t want to use that terminology anyway because I think those types of promises are a bit harsh. I’m not making any promises to myself, because one thing I’ve learned over the past few years is life can change very quickly and shift directions to places you never thought you’d be. I never thought I’d leave college for a semester, and I never thought I’d have an autoimmune disease that’s stopped me from meeting goals and even easy, everyday life with ease. So I don’t want to swear I’ll do something knowing that thing could very well be an unnatural burden at some point. As 2019 begins and goes on, instead, Id to make objectives for myself to reach with little pressure. They’re all things I really want to achieve because I think they’ll better my life. And if my motives or goals change as the year goes on, so will these goals.
It’s especially hard to try to reach a goal you’ve got on your list if you’re dreading it. For example, losing weight and working out isn’t on my list, though maybe it should be, because I’m dreading the idea of the gym and don’t want to feel guilty when I skip it for a movie night or lazy day. Instead, a goal of mine is to be more active. That way I can get moving and out in the world in a way that’s accessible to me.
Other things I’m aiming for are saving more money, taking more time to blog and create content for all of you, to excel at my job, to give back and volunteer as much as I can and to go gluten free. The last is especially intimidating, but I’m at a point where I know it will help my body fight its currently uphill battle, so I’m ready to take it on full force.
I don’t have many tips for meeting your own goals except to be kind to yourself. Your goals may be personal, tedious and downright difficult. But if you’re motivated and wholeheartedly want to take them on, make the time for them. And if there comes a time the goal doesn’t fit what’s best for you, don’t beat yourself up about it. Simply find something else to direct your attention to that can help you become a better version of yourself.
I’m looking forward to this upcoming year with you, and reaching our goals together.