I feel like this year has just whizzed past us. OK, in all fairness, I was in a wheelchair for four months and wasn’t really able to do much. BUT – I know that many of you are probably feeling the same way, and I think it’s the perfect time to check in on how we’re doing this year, and what goals we need to focus on. I’ve personally never really done that, so I’m kind of excited to see what I can accomplish if I *gasp* actually put my mind to it.
I also turn 35 next year (eeeek *grandma emoji*) and I’d like to start that year off knowing that I’ve done as much as I could to accomplish as many of my goals (possibly all of them) as I can, so this is a great way to keep myself in check and hold myself accountable.
I think the best way to do this is to put together a list of goals and intentions for the biggest parts of my life, so here we go!
I’m very fortunate to have some really awesome friends and family that support me and push me to my full potential (Looking at you, Sahar!) and I’d really like to keep this blogging momentum going and keep publishing regular posts for you guys. I am hoping to really get into the groove and share as much of my life as I can with you all, so get ready for that! I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me here, so let me know what kind of posts you are loving.
I’m also working on an amazing new project with my awesome friend, Dani. I like to call Dani my “oracle” because when Dani speaks, everyone listens. So when she says that this is going to be amazing, I’m pretty inclined to believe her! Watch this space for tons of behind the scenes stuff and sneak peeks 🙂
My mental health has taken a bit of a hit lately. OK, fine, it kind of feels more like it was bludgeoned with a chainsaw, but you know what, s**t happens, and I think the important thing to remember is that tomorrow isn’t today. That sounds much deeper than it actually is, but I’m really just trying to use these experiences to take stock of what is and isn’t working for me, and what I need to add to my routine.
Speaking of routine, having a regular routine is really beneficial for people with mental illnesses, so I’m going to be a lot stricter about sticking to my daily routines and schedules. I like to tell people that I’m basically like a five-foot-four toddler with pink hair.
I’m also adding a lot more self-care to my daily life, I’ve been reading a lot about goddess rituals and how they can bring peace and self love into my life on a day-to-day basis, so I’m going to incorporate a lot more of them into my day. Jess from Behati Life has a great video on this, if you’d like to learn more.
My health is going to be a BIG focus for the next few months. I’m not going to go into too much detail here because I have a whole post planned about that, but I do suffer from a couple of health issues that could be controlled by a healthier lifestyle instead of medication. I’d like to go into my 35th year on as few medications as possible, and I’m going to have to put in the work to get there.
I’m also much more grateful and appreciative of what my body can do since breaking my ankle. It’s amazing how the body heals itself, even when you treat it like crap. I’m going to genuinely try to treat my body with the love and respect that it gives me. That includes working out, eating better, doing lots of yoga and spending much more time outdoors when the weather cools down.
I started out 2018 with the goal of completing a sprint triathlon. My doctor and physiotherapist have given me the all clear to get back into exercise, but I’m still pretty out of shape right now. I’m going to try to ease myself into it and hopefully I can still make that goal before the end of the year!
I have a bad habit of having an ‘all or nothing’ kind of mindset. I either do absolutely nothing, or I schedule the heck out of my life and make sure I’m constantly busy and working on my goals…until I burn out or get overwhelmed. So I’m making an effort to add in fun things and try to figure out what I like to do. I’m going to take two new classes a month (most likely something like a new art or meditation class, but I might try something super fun like rock climbing if I can). I’m also going to get back into crafts and DIY stuff, and just try to find out how to spend quality time with Aseya. Let me know what your favorite hobbies are, maybe I’ll try one out!
So there we go, my slightly-longer-and-more-detailed-than-planned goals list for the rest of the year. I sometimes think goal lists and timelines are a bit silly because we all pretty much work on the universe’s schedule and when it wants us to learn something, it will shove it in our faces, lol. But I’m trying to stick to these as much as I can while staying flexible to changes and being able to make adjustments, which I think is the key.
What are your 2018 goals? Have you been able to accomplish any of them already? If you have, please me your secrets!