Hello 2018! Happy New Year, everyone! I had some time yesterday to reflect on the year gone by but also what I want for myself in 2018. I’m not big on resolutions but I do like goals. So with that in mind, I am setting myself a word for the year and intentions to go with it. I also plan to set smaller monthly goals and review them to keep me accountable.
Last week, I had a couple of words come to mind. But in the end, one spoke louder to me for this year.
It’s a good word for me because it fits in perfectly with almost all the goals I have for this year.
My overall goals for 2018 include:
- Finish my manuscript to a publishable standard by the end of 2018
- Continue to enter short-story writing competitions and/or poetry competitions
- Create connections and networks with other writers online and offline by attending writers’ festivals and/or workshops
- Create the poetry ebook from my A to Z challenge last year
- Continue to create on the blog
- Create this blog into an author platform
Health and fitness:
- Continue to create time to exercise 5 to 6 times a week
- Create healthy eating habits – everything in moderation
- Create a proper bedtime routine and sleep by 9:30 p.m. on school nights
- Create a grateful mindset by starting a daily gratitude journal
- Create a self-compassionate outlook
- Create more space for holidays and time off work through long weekends in order to avoid burnout
- Create stronger connections with people I know
- Create new connections where possible
- Create space to have friends over more often
- Save about $20 a week in a separate account
- Don’t shop for new clothes in 2018 and create space by getting rid of things I no longer wear
- Create a better budgeting system
I also have some goals for my day job but I’ll keep that off the blog for now.
So there you have it. My word of the year. To create a healthier, more content and creative 2018.
Do you have a word for the year or any goals for 2018?
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Until next time,