Happy New Year!
I usually spend New Year’s Eve at church, but this year I opted for a quiet evening at home. I wanted to reflect internally without the excitement for the next year in my mind. Truthfully, I’m not excited about 2018. I am hopeful for a more positive duration of the year. Baby, I got GOALS.
Last year’s goals for 2017 was simple, but complex in action. My goal was to set intention for the entire year by starting new habits early on. So, I started writing more, exercising, cooking more and sharing my positivity with others. I went so hard at the beginning, not preparing myself for a potential break, that I burned out…in all areas. Work took over and made it hard to write. I got out of the habit of working out and eventually burned out. I felt like no one appreciated my positivity so I kept it to myself. I literally spent my last vacation of the year with periods of high activity and periods of sickness and exhaustion, but no true rest.
2017 taught me a lot on how I’m going to make things work for me in 2018, so here’s how I’m going to get my entire life for the whole year:
- I’m setting my intentions daily towards weekly goals. Setting yearly goals can seem overwhelming, especially when it’s January 1st and you’re still in your PJs at noon instead of at a Zumba class. Start small. It’s okay to make smaller goals that contribute to your larger goals. Life is about taking baby steps.
- It doesn’t matter if you land on your feet…just land. I’ve dealt with some hard times this year, especially at my work. Your job is where you spend the most waking hours a day…and that’s depressing. This year I’m going to continue to work hard, but I’m not going to make my work environment work for me. I’m going to continue to nurture my entrepreneurial dreams while working my 9 to 5.
- Rest your weary eyes and your equally weary mind, chile. I am EXHAUSTED. Mental and physically. Self-care is monumentally important and I am lacking in that department. This year I intend on resting. I’m going to take more walks to clear my mind, I MUST KEEP WRITING and most importantly I have to be consistent with my journaling. That’s the major key.
- Give it to God and go to sleep. Pray intentionally, consistently, purposefully and take a nap.
Ending this new year on a positive note is important to me. I want to look back on it all and see all my hard work in front of my eyes. Most importantly I want to take care of myself. How do you set intentions for the next year?