I’ve decided to change it up a little this year. In prior years I would usually set up some resolutions and goals that were very specific and measurable. That has not worked out well for me thus far. I would work towards these resolutions and goals for the first few months but then my energy for them would peter out and I would lose focus.
For 2018 I’ve decided that I’m going to establish a “word of the year”. This word will be the theme for this upcoming year in which I will focus my goals and resolutions around. It will be at the forefront of my mind as I make decisions regarding our life, whether it’s professional or personal.
The word I’ve chosen for this upcoming year is:
To me the word moderation is applicable in several areas of my life and allows for a more focused approach toward my goals this year. The last half of 2017 I was a bit careless about my health, finances, and personal development, all of which are very important to me. I stopped going to the gym and working out all together. I made poor food choices. I made poor financial decisions. And lastly, I wasn’t as on top of listening to my podcasts or reading my books as I could have been.
I plan to apply the word moderation to each of these areas in order to elevate my life to where I want it to be.
- Make healthier food choices while following the 80/20 rule. Eat clean 80% of the time, not so much 20% of the time.
- Rejoin the gym and ease back in to it. Don’t jump head first into an intense program.
- Incorporate essential oils more into my routines and habits.
- Limit “fun” purchases. Use them as a reward to meeting goals.
- Make smart choices with extra income to pay down debt. Save the big fun trips for when we’re more financially positive.
- Listen to a new podcast episode every day.
- Read a self-development book in between each personal choice book.
It may not seem like a lot but I think that’s enough goals to start this new year with. It aligns with my intention for following this theme of “word of the year”. I also plan to check in quarterly (March, June, September, December) to see how things are going and where I can improve. If I focus all of my energy into these goals then my life can only improve physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m so excited to check in at the end of this new year to see where I’m at!
Did you set some goals or pick a word of the year? If so, what were they? Share them with me!
Until next time