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Creating Purposeful Goals to Help You Grow

2018 is almost over and all I can say is bring it on! This past year as taught me so many lessons and brought me so far.

My relationship has solidified, my career choice is lining up, and I’ve been introduced to an amazing new business I am so excited to be a part of!

While 2018 has been a great year, I can’t wait for 2019 to come full force. Historically I haven’t been one to set New Years resolutions. I’ve always thought them stupid and meaningless, just another goal I know I won’t reach and something to leave me disappointed. But this year is different. This year I’m setting goals for myself.

I’ve always been a big fan of goals, but they’ve always been small, like I said, I’ve never wanted to disappoint myself. I’ll tell myself if I get my research paper done or the kitchen cleaned I can take a nice, relaxing bubble bath or watch a movie.

This year that changes. This year I’m promising myself that I’ll work hard to improve me.

Most people have the New Years resolutions to lose weight and get healthy. And I’m sort of jumping on that bandwagon. I want to get healthy in 2019. But not just physically healthy, mentally, spiritually, and financially. I want to become a person who looks back at this night a year from now and is able to be proud of what I’ve did.

Goals for the new year need to have purpose. They need to make me a person that I am proud of and to do this they have to have a plan backing them up. As the famous quote goes, “a goal without a plan is just a dream”. 2019 will be a year of change and progress.

  • Drink more water. Hydrating is one of the easiest steps to improving your health. Not only does it help with bloating, it can improve your skin, metabolism, and digestive system
  • Journal more. Whatever I feel like writing needs to be written. Expressing how I’m doing and what I’m thankful for will help with healing from any negativity and shine more positivity into my life.
  • Grow my business. This goal is one that is currently vague. I’m still fairly new to my business and have a lot to learn. Part of this goal will be carving time out of the beginning of my year to do research and create a game plan.
  • Create a life I am proud of. This goal is also vague, but the difference is this one is vague on purpose. Life can’t be planned out every step of the way. It has its twists and turns. Rather than carving out the perfectly cultivated life plan, I promise to myself to make the decisions that will be best for my growth and happiness.

2019 is a big year for me. I’ll be graduating undergrad, finding my first big girl job, and moving into an apartment with my boyfriend. With so many new and exciting adventures on the horizon I don’t want to waste potential. Life is about to get real and I couldn’t be more excited.

Setting goals for a new year can be daunting. You could have the mentality that I’ve had for years. However, New Years really can be a fresh start, as long as it’s crafted with a purpose and a plan.

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