We are rapidly winding down the year; less than 90 days left! I don’t know about all of you, but this year has absolutely flown by. I can’t help but feel like the rest of the year is slipping by just as quickly, and it’s hard not to feel frantic about the time left!
One way to stave off the end-of-year anxiety is to make a list of goals to accomplish in the few remaining months, and then focus on those things! Here is my list; let me know what’s on yours!
Build A Blogging Schedule
As I’m sure those of you who have followed along the last while have noticed, I’m not currently the most consistent poster. I want to change that! My goal is to build a reasonable and attainable blogging schedule to ensure I’m publishing content regularly. I want this puppy to GROW, and I want to be disciplined about it!
Find A Planner For 2019
I am NOT the most organized person (yeah, that’s why I need a blogging schedule). In order to continue to grow at the rate that I want to in 2019, I need to kick my butt in gear and set up some organizational tools for myself. I’m going to search out a planner that will fit my needs and my style (if I can figure out my “style”!) to help me kick-start 2019 like a boss! (Let me know if you have suggestions….)
Set A Daily Schedule/Routine
Huh, all of these seem to be centered around organization….. INTERESTING.
I recently read about a method of time management and organization called Time Blocking. Basically, you take your To-Do list or Priorities and literally schedule time for each and every task. I don’t know that I want to be that extreme, but I do want actually map out my typical day to ease my anxiety and stress a bit and to ensure I’m getting everything done. I’ll let ya’ll know how THAT goes!
Set A Budget
Confession – My husband and I are REALLY bad about budgeting. I mean, our finances don’t run wild and we are doing fine, but we have yet to even create a budget, together or separately. Now that we are saving for a house, that has to change (at least for my sanity’s sake!). It will be interesting to see the detailed breakdown of where our money is going now, find how we can better prioritize, and come up with lifestyle changes. This will also give us a much better idea of how quickly we can save up for a down payment on a house!
What do you think, once or twice a month Budget Date?
Yup, you read that right. I need to hit the dance floor before the year is over! I’ve been DYING to go salsa or swing dancing all year, and I just haven’t made the time. Not only is it a great activity for spending time with my hubby and our friends, but it’s a fantastic workout, too! What’s not too love about shakin’ my booty and shedding the weight at the same time?!
Reconnect With Friends
I am surrounded by amazing people who support me and love me no matter what. That being said, the last year+ I have NOT been great at reciprocating that support. A crazy busy schedule and a deep-dive into anxiety made it difficult for me to even respond to messages, much less make time for my friends.
2019 will be different (look for my 2019 goals post soon), but I want to jump start the new year by reconnecting with at least two friends that I’ve been neglecting for a while. These people speak truth and love into my life, and I truly miss the closeness we had. I challenge you to look at your circle of friends and family and find someone to reconnect with before the year is over!
Hit My Weight Goal
At least, that WAS my goal a few months ago. Stepping back and taking a closer look at my health journey has changed my mind slightly.
While I still feel that hitting my goal weight before the year ends is technically possible, I’m no longer certain that doing so is the healthiest option. You see, my “goal weight” is just a number right now. It’s a far off finish line that I’m fixated on and moving mountains to get to. However, this number might not actually be the healthiest weight for me.
So, my new goal is to be within 10 pounds of my current goal weight, and then reassess at that time to determine if it is truly the best goal, or if I need to adjust based on what is healthiest for me.
Set My Goals For 2019
I’m going to start the year off with purpose and determination! I always want to better myself and try new things, but can you imagine how much more of that I can accomplish with set goals? Not only that, but goals, once written down, help keep you on track and accountable. Sharing those goals will increase the accountability! So watch out, you all get to hold me accountable not only for my end of year goals I shared here, but my 2019 goals as well! Keep an eye out for that post in the next several weeks.
So, I laid out all my goals and invited you to hold me accountable. Now it’s your turn! What do you want to accomplish before the year is over? Whether it’s work, health, relationship, or personal growth related, I want to hear it!