5 Healthy Habits to Kick-start Your 2018 Goals

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Happy New Month my lovelies! 😀 How is your year coming along so far?

If we are to smash our 2018 goals (and we will) we have to set up a good foundation, right? 😀

 

*Truth Moment…

As 2017 was drawing to a close, I began feeling mad anxiety about not having set my 2018 goals or resolutions… I felt clueless on where to start.

Thankfully I chanced upon a couple of resources that have been helping me along… I am thrilled to share in form of these 5 Habits! 😀

 

5 Healthy Habits To Help Smash Your 2018 Goals!

 

Win Yourself First: Morning Routine

Do your mornings ever feel like a wild Tornado just cruised through your house? Until recently, that’s how most of my days began… #yikes

Unfortunately, we often wake up to negative thoughts like unfulfilled to-do lists or past mistakes. (brain negativity  bias)

This combination greatly affects how we approach our goals.

 

As a man thinketh, so he shall be ~ James Allen

 

Creating a healthy Morning Routine is a splendid way to start your day feeling empowered and purposeful. 🙂

Moreover, it reigns in the power of your thoughts when you’re most creative and alert.

I’ve noticed positive changes in my mood and overall productivity as a result of my routine. 🙂

Here’s what my current Morning Routine looks like:-

 

*Wake up earlier

Puts you in better control of your day…

 

*Spend quiet time praying and giving thanks

Gratitude has a way of making us feel like we’ve already won life over.

 

*Set & visualize priorities for the day with positive affirmations

 

*Write at least 750 Words (while taking warm water)

This helps clear my mind of clutter and works to build on the practice of writing daily.

Consider keeping a daily Journal. 🙂

 

*Exercise, Do Yoga or Take a Walk for 10-30 Minutes

 

*Shower

 

*Listen to a Podcast or inspirational video while taking breakfast.

 

*Ready to face the day purposefully. 🙂

 

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What works for me, may not be for you, and that’s okay. 🙂 Find what fits well with your schedule and incorporate it into your Morning Routine.

 

Act the way you want to feel, and soon you will feel the way you act ~Anonymous

 

 

 Ask Yourself These 4 Questions & Create A Vision Board

The goals-setting process can be quite scary right?

I love this lesson from Todd Henry of the Accidental Creative Podcast. He suggests making it practical by asking oneself these 4 questions:

 

What do I want to experience?

What do I want to learn?

Where do I want to go?

How do I want to change?

 

Your goals should be in alignment with your greatest beliefs & desires ~ Lisa Nichols

 

I found this useful because it helped to:

i. Figure out my 2018 priorities;

ii. Write down my goals;

iii. Makes it easier to review regularly

 

Furthermore, your answers will inform where to focus your attention and energies in 2018.

*Come up with an action plan by breaking down your answers into small, bite-sized goals.

*Finally create a Vision Board that reflects your answers (goals) and personality…

Hang it up in a prominent part of your house, where you’ll see it everyday & visualize your goals. 🙂

*Review your progress on an ongoing basis

 

Believe you can and you’re halfway there~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO

 

 

Learn Something New Daily!

I’ve heard many successful people say that the key to success is to ‘never stop learning’.

There’s something beautiful & powerful about developing new interests that are outside of your day job.

It keeps the brain challenged & growing, plus it’s rewarding to the soul.

 

*Try new things: Learn something practical. Take online classes. Read a book on strange subjects like Astronomy… It doesn’t have to cost a dime! 😉

 

I believe that winning in these small ways, helps to keep us motivated towards our big goals. 😀

 

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Take Up Photography…Maybe?

 

 

Celebrate Every Win: Big or Small!

We easily get caught up with achieving the ‘big goals’ that we miss out on our progress…

I’m learning that a truly happy life is about making progress, and not about perfection…

 

*Review your progress regularly and when you achieve any of your goals, CELEBRATE!

 

Sometimes you might accomplish your goals in a different way than expected, so keep an open mind… 🙂

For instance, one of my January goals was to write at least 750 Words daily for practice. ( I completed 23days)

Though I didn’t hit my ultimate goal of 31 days, I wrote over 27,000 words in total. Meaning I actually surpassed the initial goal of 23,250 Words.  *excuse my geek moment* 😀

I’m now looking forward to rewarding myself with a movie treat, as I raise the bar even higher this February. 🙂

*Random Tip: It’s super cheap to watch movies on Weekday mornings at the Cinemas. 😉

 

 

Have Fun While At It!

Listen, life is short. So we might as well have fun while at it, right?

 

*Your 2018 goals are not a death sentence. Get off your phone, spend quality  time with family and friends… Find your own unique ways to enjoy the process… 🙂

 

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Cheers to you for reading my dear friend! I appreciate you. 🙂

Did you find this helpful? Or perhaps you have something to add to the list?  I would love to read from you!

Also, don’t keep this post to yourself… Share with your friends, family & colleagues, and let’s Smash our 2018 goals together!

 

<<Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always>>

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Fina
    February 5, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Hey ! You that’s truly amazing I loved every bit. I like the point you said happy life is about making progress, and not about perfection. Also when I achieve my goals I should celebrate and thank our mighty father..

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      You hit the nail on the head Fina! Good stuff! Thank you for reading, and glad it resonated with you! Wishing you all the very best of 2018!

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    Enock K
    February 5, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Thank you

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    Faith
    February 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Nice read especially the daily question part it helps keep you on truck

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you for reading Fay! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! 😀 😀

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    Wanjiku
    February 3, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Celebrating all wins
    Small and big.
    I truly live this year already…… Nothing major accomplished. Yet…..Yet, umma stay positive and happy even when I font feel like I have ‘won’ much. After all, You lose nothing by trying
    Thanks for this.

    Cheers

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      Wanjiku
      February 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Love. This year***

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      I love this! And I totally feel you! That’s the spirit my dear! Wishing you an amazing, amazing year ahead! And looking forward to seeing the beautiful ways it turns out for you. Cheers! 😀

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    ELLY
    February 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    “Awe inspiring”. Here’s my 2018 goal
    “YOUR THOUGHTS RUN YOUR LIFE”
    very motivating read

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Good stuff!! Hi Elly, thanks a lot for reading! I am glad to hear it was of help to you! And Cheers to your 2018 Goal!! Wishing you an amazing year!

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