So I made a video last week (live on my YouTube channel now if you’re interested in checking it out, links will be below) in which the main theme was my goals and aspirations for 2018. Similar to new year’s resolutions, my aim for this year is to focus on 3 particular themes, which in my case is health, finances and adventures, setting more specific goals and aspirations around my three main focuses for the year with more thoughtful intention.
Last year was not the best year for me, with quite a lot of health issues being a prominent part of the year, both mental and physical, so I was very ready to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome the New Year. My first, and for me, most important theme is my mental and physical health. I really want to focus on creating balance, peace, joy and energy through means of eating a healthy diet, which to me is a whole foods plant based diet, incorporating different types of exercise, particularly Yoga, HIIT and strength training.
My second theme of focus is my finances, being a one income family; some extra thought needs to go in to budgeting and consideration made on what is really important to us as a family. I would like to develop a better system for money management, as well as look into alternative solutions such as minimalism, consuming less, and making money in alternative ways with the intensions of creating a better savings account and to fund more family adventures and experiences. I also want to explore ways in which to change my attitude towards money, through means of positive mindsets and reading more books on the topic.
And lastly, my third theme is focusing on adventure, both by having more adventures, travelling and getting outdoors more. But also through being more adventurous in how I go about my life, taking on more challenges, being more courageous and being open to new ideas and opportunities.
My intention isn’t to sit here and start the year by saying 2018 is going to be ‘My Year’ or even ‘My Best Year’, because I think there is too much pressure in such a statement. Rather my themes are there to remind me to be more proactive in going after the things I value and ultimately lead to a more contended joyful life. The idea is to grow every year, and every year new themes should be set, or further explored. So this is where my head is at for the year, and I hope and planned to make real strides in each category.
What are some themes that you are focusing on this year? I’d love to hear about them.