New year, new goals: Looking to make 2018 more

New year, new goals: Looking to make 2018 more

It’s the beginning of another year, which means it’s time to make some new goals and New Year resolutions.

I’m not going to lie; I generally just say a lofty health goal when asked over the festive period what my resolution is, without much forethought. But this year I am more determined than ever to make sure that I make and stick to my resolutions.

Why? I want it to be a year that I achieve more and a year full of memorable moments.

Instead of creating one or two big New Year’s resolutions, which are often daunting and unachievable, since there’s no real plan behind them, I decided to actually think about what I’d like to do that would make the year ahead healthier, happier and balanced.

Both goals and resolutions? You bet! I see goals as things that have a more measurable completion date and plan, whereas my resolutions have no set date that I want to work towards throughout the year (and perhaps beyond).

So, I listed everything I’d like to accomplish – both bigger goals and smaller bucket list items – and then I split those into five over-arching categories: health, relationships and social life, hobbies, organisation, career and blog.

As I was searching for inspiration I came across the #18for2018 challenge, started by Gretchen Rubin.

I’m not going to share ALL of my goals for 2018, because I have quite a few, but wanted to share 18 in case they are of use to anyone else as a starting point.

So here you go blog-land. For the sake of accountability, I’ll have to at least work towards the below!

18 for #2018

1. Swim once a fortnight
2. Ride bicycle once a fortnight
3. Create gratitude journal
4. Throw a dinner party
5. Have a games night
6. Visit a rooftop bar for drinks
7. Have a sunset picnic
8. Head ice skating
9. Go along to Knock Off comedy at Brisbane Powerhouse
10. Visit QAGOMA
11. Attend two cultural events
12. Watch two documentaries
13. Make use of commute time by listening to podcasts
14. Read a book each month
15. Try a new cuisine
16. Take more photos – practice moving/night photography
17. Day trip to North Stradbroke Island
18. Bush walk at Mt Tamborine

Do you set goals and resolutions each year? Share your dreams (and tips for reaching them!) in the comments.

Or, if you’re in need of more inspiration and a way to set them up, I stumbled upon this pretty planner of Casual Resolutions from Craft Your Happiness.

Until next time,

My Eclectic Muse.

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