My 2018 Goals!

Can you believe the first 2 weeks of 2018 are already over? I’ve taken these 2 weeks to look back on the past year and to see which of my 2017 goals I accomplished and which ones I’ll be re-adding to my list. Every year I make a list on the notes app on my phone of things I want to do, accomplish or work on in the new year. I try not to look at the list until the end of the year so that whatever I checked off was because I wanted to do it and not because I pressured myself to complete a new year’s resolution. Most of the time I tend to forget some of the items I wrote down so it’s a bit of surprise to see what I can check off or what I didn’t do. The main reason why I do this is to see what I can accomplish when I set certain goals and how I grow within each year, oh and I love making lists. So, here are my main goals for 2018!

1. The typical ‘eat healthier’ goal.

For this year, I want to work on my eating habits, specifically my sugar and dairy intake. It’s a bit hard for me to eat super healthy right now as I am living in residence with access to a cafeteria for food (no kitchen access). Thankfully, I’ll be moving to an apartment with a kitchen in April. If anyone has any good and easy recipes for healthy meals please send them my way.

2. Graduate University by June 2019.

I was supposed to graduate this spring but I added a minor then switched my major & minor around which gave me an extra year of university to do. So now I’m majoring in Communications and minoring in Psychology. I’m hoping I’ll be graduating with honours in 2019 and to get all A’s.

3. Use an ‘exposure’ tactic for my anxiety.

I regularly go to therapy for my anxiety and self-esteem. My therapist is the best and she brought up the idea of exposure to help with my anxiety. Basically, this just means that I should expose myself to situations that flare up my anxiety the most to ways to handle my anxiety in uncomfortable situations and to get used to those situations (like parties, riding a crowded bus, large crowds, meeting new people etc.)

4. Write consistently.

This is a goal that I tried to accomplish in 2017. Last year I got a journal that I told myself I’d write in every day. I managed to do so for about 2 months then started writing in it less and less. Hopefully this year I can achieve my writing goal by posting more consistent posts on this blog.

5. Work on my sewing.

I used to love sewing back in high school but I stopped when I moved to Toronto for university. I’ve been wanting to get back into it and sew some skirts because I can never find what I want to wear at a store that’s not overly expensive. I’ve already gone to the fabric and got some beautiful fabrics to create a ‘circle’ or ‘skater’ skirt. I’ll post some pictures of the skirts once I finish sewing it!

So that’s it for some of my 2018 goals! I have a bunch more on my list but I wanted to talk about the 5 that I’m planning to work on the most. Hope everyone is having a great beginning to 2018 and comment your goals for this year down below.

xo,
-Melissa

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