5 Healthy Habits to Kick-start Your 2018 Goals

2018 Goals


Happy New Month my lovelies! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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? ๐Ÿ˜€


*Truth Moment…

As 2017 was drawing to a close, I began feeling mad anxiety about not having set my 2018 goals or resolutionsโ€ฆ 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! ๐Ÿ˜€


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 negativityย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 weโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™‚


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




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


*Ready to face the day purposefully. ๐Ÿ™‚


2018 Goals


What works for me, may not be for you, and that’s okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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



ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

*Review your progress on an ongoing basis


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


2018 Goals




Learn Something New Daily!

I’ve heard many successful people say that the key to success is to โ€˜never stop learningโ€™.

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 doesnโ€™t have to cost a dime! ๐Ÿ˜‰


I believe that winning in these small ways, helps to keep us motivated towards our big goals. ๐Ÿ˜€



Take Up Photography…Maybe?



Celebrate Every Win: Big or Small!

We easily get caught up with achieving the โ€˜big goalsโ€™ that we miss out on our progress…

Iโ€™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… ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  *excuse my geek moment* ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m now looking forward to rewarding myself with a movie treat, as I raise the bar even higher this February. ๐Ÿ™‚

*Random Tip: It’s super cheap to watch movies on Weekday mornings at the Cinemas. ๐Ÿ˜‰



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 qualityย  time with family and friends… Find your own unique ways to enjoy the process… ๐Ÿ™‚


2018 Goals



Cheers to you for reading my dear friend! I appreciate you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did you find this helpful? Or perhaps you have something to add to the list?ย  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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  • Reply
    January 8, 2021 at 8:59 am

    This is so inspiring,thanks a lot

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 13, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      Hi Noxolo! Thank you for reading! All the best for 2021! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply
    Pusat Jagaan
    October 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Cool write-up.

    I have my list as well. All the best for yours.

    (Lovely Blog btw)

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      October 23, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Hi Pusat! Thanks a lot for reading! How is your list going?
      And thank you ever so much for your kind words! Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Akumu Fiona
    March 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Lovely post! Writing down goals works for me and reading them at least twice (after I wake up and after I sleep) in a day is the best.

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      March 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Fiona! I appreciate the read! Wow, twice a day-that’s commendable! I wish you all the best in smashing your goals! Go for it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    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..

    • Reply
      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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    February 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you for reading Fay! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply
    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.


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      February 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Love. This year***

    • Reply
      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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    February 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    “Awe inspiring”. Here’s my 2018 goal
    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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