Every year I made 1 or 2 goals for myself for the new year. 2017 wasn’t any different when it came to making goals. I did take about 2 weeks at the end of 2016 to set some goals for myself. 10 in fact. I kept the goals on my phone and every moth I would reference back to them. In August or September I stopped looking and it was in late October that I went back to them to see where I was at. I reached 9 out of 10 goals. I did in fact reach all ten at one point. The goal I didn’t keep was weight loss. I think everyone makes that one and struggles with it.
It was the first time I really stuck to it and focused on it all year. Every decision I made was geared towards my goals and what I wanted to achieve for myself. This year after so many changes in my personal life and professional life I decided to cut that its of ten down to 5 with some itty bitty goals thrown in. At the top of that list is “Living a Healthier lifestyle and loosing weight”.
The last few years had me dealing with several health problems. Some minor and a few a bit more serious than I ever thought I would have to deal with. Especially so young. I had always been a fit and active person but in my late 20’s that really changes and now I am 35 and at the end of my rope. I suffer from IBS, Diabetes, Back Pain (I had spinal fusion surgery), severe GI issues (I already had a colon resection), Severe Sinus problems and Asthma. Now Like I said, some of them were minor and some more serious.
To reach a healthier lifestyle I am breaking that bigger goal down in to a few smaller goals. The winter will be harder than the Spring but I am hoping to be a brand new me by summer time. Healthy eating is going to combat many of my health ailments and when I incorporate working out 3-4 times a week I am hoping that the lbs will shed off and I will feel amazing. If I was able to do it last year and it was the hardest year of my life so far I think this will be a piece of cake.
Among the healthier lifestyle goal is of course finical stability, a work and career related goal and my favorite goal to be happier and positive. I had my negative moments in 2017. Hell 2017 saw me show out against an ex friend in an online rant that cost me a few other friendship. But you live and you learn. Right ?
I think what is important when your making your goals is to dissect your life down into 5 categories and make goals for each; Relationships, Financial, Career, Personal Development, and Happiness.
I chose these five because they are the areas of our lives that define us. Relationships can be romantic, friendships, or familial. Financial and Career sometimes go hand in hand but are self explanatory. Personal development is always my favorite because it’s where you set that goal for that thing you’ve always wanted to do but put off. Learn a language, read more, pick up an instrument the possibilities are endless. Happiness is right up there with personal development and things year my Happiness goal is centered around positivity. It can be whatever that could make you happy in fact. Last year it was planning a few vacations.
I challenge you to make 5 goals, and on Jan 2019 revisit them and see where your at. I now I can’t wait until Jan 2019 to see how much I have accomplished and what else I can challenge myself too.