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? 😀
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
*Listen to a Podcast or inspirational video while taking breakfast.
*Ready to face the day purposefully. 🙂
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
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. 😀
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… 🙂
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>>
NoxoloJanuary 8, 2021 at 8:59 am
This is so inspiring,thanks a lot
Scrapbook JourneysJanuary 13, 2021 at 1:49 pm
Hi Noxolo! Thank you for reading! All the best for 2021! 😀
Pusat JagaanOctober 2, 2018 at 10:44 am
I have my list as well. All the best for yours.
(Lovely Blog btw)
Scrapbook JourneysOctober 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! 😀
Akumu FionaMarch 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.
Scrapbook JourneysMarch 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! 😀
FinaFebruary 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..
Scrapbook JourneysFebruary 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!
Enock KFebruary 5, 2018 at 1:29 am
Scrapbook JourneysFebruary 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm
My pleasure Enock! Many thanks for reading!
FaithFebruary 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm
Nice read especially the daily question part it helps keep you on truck
Scrapbook JourneysFebruary 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm
Thank you for reading Fay! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! 😀 😀
WanjikuFebruary 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.
WanjikuFebruary 3, 2018 at 8:46 am
Love. This year***
Scrapbook JourneysFebruary 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! 😀
ELLYFebruary 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm
“Awe inspiring”. Here’s my 2018 goal
“YOUR THOUGHTS RUN YOUR LIFE”
very motivating read
Scrapbook JourneysFebruary 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!