2017 flew by so quickly. With a blink of an eye we are here in 2018. Ever since I was a kid new year brought about a new spark in me. But that spark would die off in a few days, let alone months. Every year I would set resolutions for myself on the last day or the year or the first day of the new year, only to be forgetting them after a couple of days. All throughout my school life a lot of my resolutions would be the same -‘lose weight’, ‘exercise more often’ ‘get good grades’ and so on. And I would never stick by them. Come college, I got busy with other things so I did not bother setting any resolutions. However, last year, 2017, was very different for me.
Towards the end of 2017, for the first time, I didnt not set any ‘resolutions’, but I set ‘Goals’ for myself. The word ‘resolutions’ seems so daunting. I am very proud to say that I did achieve most of the goals I set. I just did not achieve one of them, which to be honest, I am okay with. I changed a few things about myself, I quit a few bad habits that I had. The resolution that I used to set every year of ‘being healthy and exercising more’, was finally worked upon in 2017.
Some of the highlights of 2017 were:
I wouldve never ever thought of doing this. But I finally pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did it.
Quitting My Job
I would say this was a good thing as well as a bad thing for me. Good because my job was extremely demanding, say 9 am to 11 pm (like 14-16 hours a day) so after quit I started taking care of my body. Eating healthy, ate fresh home cooked food, exercised more. Bad because I no longer am financially independent. Till the time my blog and YouTube dont start making me money, I am going to be dependant on my husband, but thats one of my goals for 2018 – to be financially independent .
Quitting Some Bad Habits
I got the will power from somewhere, god knows where, but I stuck to my plan and kicked a few things in the butt. I wouldve never thought of myself as someone who has any amount of will power. But now I know if I set my mind to something, I will achieve it.
I wouldnt say I lost the weight that I gained after I got married (hello, we are Indians, Indian women gain weight after their get married, lol) But I exercised more than I have ever done in my entire life. I dint know cooking at all, but after I quit y jib, I started spending more time in the kitchen and now I can say that I can whip up a good enough meal.
I think when you set yourself some goals and milestones, rather than setting resolutions, you are more likely to achieve them. Or if not achieve, at least work towards them.
So I am back, all charged up and excited to start 2018. I have set goals, this time more streamlined than the last year. Watch the video below to see what goals I have set for this year.
One practice that I am following this year is to set monthly goals. In my bullet journal, I have a monthly section where I am setting a few goals and writing down my monthly to-do lists. I will be doing a full post or a video on my planner cum bullet journal set-up.
Heres wishing all of you a very happy and successful 2018.