SETTING GOALS FOR YOUR YEAR.


I love nothing more than being able to look back on a year thats passed and say, this is what I did this year. Not just work or life goals. Experiences. Memories. Accomplishments. I think sometimes we get so lost in the day to day grind that we forget to stop and do something we've never done before or always wanted to try.
How many times have you seen someone doing something and said, I want to do that. Or I want to go there? I used to do it a lot and I still do. A little while ago I noticed that I was wanting to do so many things, experience so much but another year would pass me by and I still hadn't done it. So a few years ago I started making lists of all the things I wanted to accomplish in my year. Not resolutions like losing weight or quitting a bad habit, but a list of things that I want to do so that when the year came to a close I could say, I did this. I went here. I learned how to do that. I find having that list makes me more inclined to get up and get out of the house and do things. Having that goal to accomplish gives me more of a drive to get out there and live.

It doesn't have to be large, life altering events. It can be small things like wanting to go to a restaurant you've always wanted to try or taking a class to learn a new skill or even something as simple as spending the day at the beach. Sometimes I cross a lot of things off my list, sometimes I don't. But the point is I cross off some and some of them are big ones.
In 2017 I wanted to buy a car and get my license. And I did both of them - two things that are pretty big life goals. This year my list is a mix of things I have always wanted to try and places I've always wanted to go. My biggest goal for this year is to pay off as much of my debt as possible so all my other goals are quite small. Experiences really, more than anything else.

The most important thing I get out of these lists are the memories I make. A lot of the things I want to do are things you can do with someone and as someone who has a bad habit of isolating herself, getting out there and spending time with the who matter is something that I always forget to do. So the list helps with that too. So here is my list so far and I'm already making a good dent in it.

2019

  • Pay off my credit card.
  • Book a holiday.
  • Get eyebrows tattooed.
  • Finish decorating my bedroom.
  • Reach fitness goals.
  • Go on a date. 
  • Start learning a new language. 
  • Go horse riding on the beach.
  • Read all my TBR list. (HA!)
  • Climb a mountain. (A small one.) 
  • Go to a spa.
  • Get a new tattoo.
  • Move house.
  • Go bowling.
  • Go dancing.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Get a piercing.
  • Buy a new couch.
  • Play lawn bowls.
See, nothing spectacular really. My sister has been nagging me to go lawn bowls for years and we always forget to actually go and I was obsessed with horse riding as a child and it's been over ten years since I've gone and I want to do it again. So grab a pen a paper or open up a note pad on your phone and think about all the things you want to do or try or experience and write a list. You don't have to do all of them in a year and not doing them doesn't mean you've failed. But every time you cross one off, you can  at least say you went out and did something. Experience something new or something you haven't done in a long time. It's a good feeling. What little goals would you like to cross off your list this year?

Sincerely,

Bella.

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