Happy New Year everyone!
I am excited that another year of opportunities and excitement has rolled around. 2018 will hopefully continue to get better since 2017 was such an eventful year of change. I just thought I would do an article to ring in the new year by discussing ideas of new years’ goals for 2018. These are just some of the ways I like to set goals that can be interpreted however fits your personal needs.
- Drink more water
Water is such a necessity for your skin, hair and every other system in your body. I think this is such an attainable goal that is necessary for everyone and will have serious health benefits if this goal is met. This will really help you feel happy and healthy with more energy in the new year.
- Workout More
Another goal surrounding your health is to make working out more of a priority. Even if you work out 7 days a week I think just focusing more on specifically on what you want to get out of it. Even if you haven’t worked out in months getting back into that habit and finding someone who can hold you accountable for your gym routine is a great way to start 2018 on the right foot.
- Find Joy in everyday life
At least for me, there is a lot going on constantly and it can be easy to forget to find joy in the snow falling or other things that can be viewed as an inconvenience. This will help your overall perspective become more positive if you just make slight changes in your everyday life.
- Pray more and reflect more
This is a very personal goal for many people, but I am trying to thank God for everything he has blessed me with even more. I have began to remind myself how insignificant many of my sufferings are compared to so many other around the world and need to start being more thankful for what I have. The book 52 list project is one way I’m going to do that, by journaling more about what brings me joy and what I am grateful for.
- Volunteer more
I think it is easy to say you don’t have time to volunteer but I believe it’s so so important to make others a priority above yourself, especially when they are in tougher situations than yourself. I recently volunteered at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and would recommend going there! It is an amazing facility that has a goal in stopping child abuse and you really get to interact with the kids and I thought it had a very meaningful impact.