Now that 2017 has come to a close. I, as well as many others take this time to reflect on the past year and start to change habits or pick up new hobbies. I have created a list that you can use as a guideline for your own resolutions.
I also have a previous post that you can use as journal prompts to reflect on the previous year.
I decided this year that I didn’t want my resolutions to be so out of reach that I knew i’d never complete them by the end of the year.
1.Continue with my fitness journey
Since March I picked up the courage to start going to the gym, shortly after getting out of my comfort zone of doing this, I started weightliftings for the first time in my life.
It has made such a difference to me, not only physically but mentally. I started realising how great my body is, not just the way it looks but also what it does for me.
2. Cut my hair short
I haven’t gotten my hair cut by a professional in over 3 years. I use to dye my hair so much, I’m surprised I still have hair left. I was in need of a haircut. On Jan 2nd, I decided to get it cut. I am absolutely in love with it.
3. Meditate more
Notice how I haven’t said I want to meditate everyday, I’ve made that goal once and it was a complete failure. By setting the small goal of just meditating more than I have done, I’ve already surprised myself because I’ve been meditating everyday.
4. Manifest every full/new moon
I’m a huge believer in the law of attraction, I try to set new intensions every new moon and reflect on these every full moon. I started doing this ritually mid last year. My goal is to make sure I stay on top of this and make sure I know when the next new/full moon is.
5. Wake up at 6:30 daily (at the latest 8)
Personally, I have never really stayed in bed past 10:30 even as a teenager. I find I’m the most productive in the morning and I like the feeling of waking up early and setting good intensions for the day. It’s great to know that you have hours before you have to leave the house, so you can doing everything that will start your day off with a positive.
6. Try out fitness classes
Last year, I tried spin class for a few times and loved it. These classes are included in my gym membership, so why not try them out? I find that I still have this fear of going to a class and not know what I’m doing, but everyone has been in that position at some point.
7. Read 30 books
I always set a reading challenge each year, never had I completed it till last year. I challenged myself to read 15 books and I ended up reading 28. I want to push myself this year, to read not only physical books but listen to audio books too.
8. Don’t go on my phone for one hour when I wake up
I have always had the habit of checking my phone as soon as I wake up, mainly to make sure I didn’t miss an important call from my Dad. But then I’d end up going onto social media. I want to kick this habit as soon as.
Towards the end of last year, I started to use gratitude as a tool for attracting abundance. Each day, I would think of three things I’m grateful for, I instantly would feel like the stress of everyday life bit by bit would evaporate. Learning gratefulness has taught me not to be ok with what I have but to be excited and appreciative for the things I have.
10. Stay on top of organisation
I love to stay organised, create to-do lists, write in a yearly diary. I just struggle to stay on top of them.
I can be forgetful, I’m human. I can’t just keep relying on my memory when things need to be handed in or when I’m meant to be meeting a friend.
And with that, I hope you all have goals that you want to achieve.
If you’re not into resolutions, think of goals that you want to complete monthly. It’s a great way to better yourself and maybe you’ll even surprise yourself. Personally, I have done things I never thought I would.
I hope you all have a great 2018, filled with love, prosperity and gratitude.