2018 Intentions

It is officially 2018!!

How did that happen? Although I didn’t have a terrible 2017 like a few of my friends, I’m always happy for a fresh start.

I don’t really like New Year’s Resolutions as they seem to have a negative connotation for people, because they feel so disappointed when they don’t achieve them. So I usually suggest to clients to make just a few attainable goals so they complete the year on a positive note rather.

This year I’ve decided to set a few intentions. Just the word intention feels more positive, doesn’t it? I’m intending to get around to all of them, but if I don’t, the intention was still there. No negatives. It also just feels more natural and intentional (LOL). We set intentions every day without even knowing it.

I must remember to call Sarah
I must book a yoga class
I must write that blog post

So I am setting intentions for the year! I started a list in December and two days into 2018 I have actioned a few already. I am on a good path to complete about 4 already, so I am feeling good! I downloaded this awesome sheet from Fathima and it is now filled in and ready to be ticked off!

 

My 2018 intentions:

  1. Learn my skills – Book a Lightroom course
  2. Travel somewhere new – Visit Ireland and Wales
  3. Do something exciting – Yoga Retreat in Greece
  4. More downtime – Disconnect from online work
  5. More family – Schedule time away from work
  6. More writing – At least one scheduled hour per week
  7. Eat more clean – Meal prep for the week
  8. Do more walking – 3-6 days per week
  9. Make time to workout – Yoga x2 Walk x3 Gym x3
  10. Read more into yoga – Research and read weekly
  11. Learn to take proper pictures with my camera – Ask friends for help (You know who you are!)
  12. Learn to edit videos – Youtube and ask for help!
  13. Book another corporate client – Word of mouth and promote online
  14. Improve social media – Schedule content, create more content
  15. Be kind – Be aware, help out even more, have good karma

 

2018

Have you set any intentions? Any I can help you with?

 

May you all have a happy and healthy 2018!

 

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New Year Goals?

You’re probably sitting there thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions so you have them ready when people start asking you tonight. I think having something to work towards is a great starter for a new year. I prefer goals to resolutions and this blog post explains why!

http://gijane.co.za/stick-new-years-resolutions/

Set some goals and smash them in the face!

Happy New Year

xxx

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How to stick to New Years resolutions 

How do you stick to New Year’s Resolutions?

 

That’s easy, don’t have any! 

Now is the time when everyone starts saying New Year, New You! But is all crap. It’s a new year but the same you. Why would you want to change you? You are awesome, you are special, you are YOU!

How to stick to New Year's resolutions

 

You just need to become the best version of yourself   

 

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New Year’s resolutions evoke a sense of failure if you don’t achieve them in the year. You already have a built in fear that it won’t work out, so rather don’t put that pressure on yourself. Rather set GOALS. Goals are something to work towards. Short, medium, and long term goals. You can plan them according to your lifestyle and as they are something to work towards, you are more likely to make the small changes to reach them. Goals are ongoing. Not just a resolution.

How to stick to New Year's resolutions

 

Goals challenge you. Goals change you.

 

Make goals that are attainable. Don’t plan for 5 days of gym a week if you know you are more likely to make it 3 days only. Rather plan for 3 days, so you feel positive about your achievement. If you keep failing to reach your 5 day goal, your mind is already in a negative space.

 

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Make small, realistic goals for yourself.

  1. I will be active 3 days a week
  2. I will drink more water
  3. I will be more active outdoors
  4. I will give myself at least one hour a week of alone time
  5. I will try spinning

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Those simple goals are realistic and achievable. One could argue that resolutions are goals, but they are different in their context and planning. Everyone wants to set resolutions and feel the need to because everyone else is doing it. Resolutions are changing a habit that you are already doing, whereas goals are more about heading towards something else, or achieving something you haven’t done before.

Whatever way you feel comfortable tracking your goals, do that. You can have a star chart (You are NEVER too old) if you are into stationery, on your computer, a pinboard, wherever you like as long as it is visible to you.

What are your goals for 2016?

Go out there and SMASH THEM!

xoxo

 

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