Oh. My. Gosh….I can’t believe it! I’m finally back and is is wonderful! I don’t know if I can truly express just how much I have missed blogging these past few months. It has been the longest I have gone without posting since I started the blog!
The last 6 months (especially these past 3) have really taught me something. While it is wonderful to have drive and to push yourself, you can’t lose sight of your balance! Well, my friends, my balance in 2017 was pretty much nonexistent. Between my jobs, my business and being here, I ran myself into the ground….And failing to do many of the things I talk about on here. Things I believe in!
But, I got through it and now I’m ready to get back that lost balance! I will be talking about that more in the coming weeks. Today, I want to talk about GOALS! As the new year comes around, we all shift our focus to what we did (and didn’t) achieve in the past year. We get fired up to set new goals and DO ALL THE THINGS! And that is great, really.
But you want to make sure you are not setting yourself up for failure as well. It is great to set goals and want to push yourself, but going crazy isn’t going to help you at all! So I encourage you, take a look at your life and what you want your life to be. Is there something missing? Something that stands out that you want to improve upon?
I also want to encourage you to pick a word…a intention that really embodies what you want this year to be about. I’ve heard of this practice before, but I honestly haven’t given it much thought. But as I’ve been planning out some changes I want to make and practices I want to put in place for 2018, I’ve found this to be invaluable. Each time I look at a change or something I want to do, I ask myself (and sometimes Draz!) if it is helping me move towards that intention.
My word for 2018? You guessed it….BALANCE. I love the life I’m building and I’m okay with it taking a lot of work to create. But I don’t want to become so focused on the work that I miss the actual life part.
So now, on to my goals! They are pretty sparse this year, because I want to be more focused on the practices I’ve put in place than any one specific goal (but that is for a future post)! Your word can be whatever you want it to be! Give it a try and I think you will be surprised! I was!
- Workouts: A minimum of 3 workouts a week, health allowing. I’m aiming for 6, but I need to be flexible and understand that my sleep is important too!
- Schedule: Plan out each week in my planner over the weekend. Focus on not over-scheduling, but make sure I’m staying focused on the big picture!
That’s it! It’s probably the least annual goals I’ve set in years, but I’m okay with that. I have quarterly goals set for both my jewelry business and the blog and I can’t wait to build those to fruition!
What goals have you set for 2018? Have you ever chosen a word for the year, or are trying it this year? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please leave a comment below or shoot me an email!