I’m definitely not one of those people that prescribes to the idea that you only need to set resolutions for the new year on January 1st. In fact, once the holidays are over, I believe that you should always take the first few silent moments in January to mull over your goals for the next year. I feel like that this is the simplest way you can really figure out what’s important to you.
Here are my goals for the upcoming year:
Chase your happy
Almost every day, I ask myself – is this thing that I’m doing making me feel happy. More and more I feel less of that happiness and I feel like I need to focus more on what makes me smile.
Now that I’ve been working out pretty frequently, I sometimes plateau and want to exercise less, especially when I see no difference in my physique. I definitely want 2019 to be focused more on how I feel, rather than how I look.
When I was living in Asia 3 years ago, I felt like my constant need to explore was often met. Now that I’ve been back in Canada for a while, I often feel a little stir-crazy. This is a reminder to myself to not only adventure to new places, but to explore more spaces at home.
Through the powers of purchasing and my credit card, I’ve somehow have accumulated way more than I actually need. This year, I want to get rid of items that don’t have a purpose in my life, to make space for what I really want.
Produce Less Waste
People are so wasteful and not conscious of how much garbage they produce in their everyday lives. I just want to be more conscious of this.
Only buy what you need
This goes hand in hand with the two goals above – and I also think it would largely help me save a lot of money!
Let go more
I find myself holding onto anger and negative feelings a little too much, so I think it’s time I actively work through that.
Rediscover your passions
I used to play the ukulele, sing, love taking photos, read, workout and somehow manage it all. Now, so many of those things just seem time consuming when I’m exhausted, so I just want to rediscover why I loved doing those things.
I need to take more time in my day to focus on my inner peace. Maybe if I mediated more often, or even just took some time to stretch in the morning, I would feel more mentally at ease.
Take breaks more often
There is never a bad time to take a break. I think that sometimes I try to juggle a little too much and that I need to just be okay with taking a breath.
What are your goals for 2019? Feel free to share in the comments below!