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Monthly Goals: January

Alright, let’s get this year started. At least on the right foot or left, whatever is your preference. Just don’t stumble.

It’s important to start small and work your way up.

Every small victory leads to greater wins!

What I’ve learned about 2018, Realistic Goals.

In the grand of schemes, I’d love to win this race, but one step at a time.

Thanks to 2018, I’ve learned monthly goals works best for me. Plus, I can keep my peace and sanity.

I’d like to invite you to join me in this 30 day challenge.

Each month I’ll list goals, some may overlap or adjust. Life throw curveballs to knock you off course. Primarily, I hope to offer inspiration and encouragement, in accordance with accountability. Like I always say, we will not be perfect. And I don’t even believe in “practice makes perfect” (unmeasurable, unrealistic, and too much pressure, in my opinion). Build momentum, how to motivate yourself. Construct healthy habits (not only involving foods or workouts), mental health is vital. Structure wellness habits to feed the body, mind, and soul. Internal transformations, affect our external atmosphere.

Whose ready to join me? Not all hands go up at once, 😆 anyone?! 😆

I think at the end of each month, I’ll write a reflection. Share about my wins and loses. The best part about this, I can start right now. I don’t need to start on the first day of the New Year. We tend to crash. Noone gets pass the first day without someone dangling a doughnut in front of them. 😆

Change can happen any day or time.

Warning: Please don’t start aggressively trying to starve your mind and body. Roman was not built in a day. You’ll end up diverting back to old habits. Make small changes.

(Read)

I’ve miss cozying up with a good book. 😭 Reading not only makes you a better writer, but I can shut off the world. Enter different worlds, spark imagination, and ignite creativity. I plan to read at least 1 book every month. Every Friday, I’ll set aside time to read. Great nightcap before sleep. I’ll post a book review at the end of the month.

(Followers)

I will work on increasing the number of followers on my blog, (for now). I’d like to see my blog encourage and influence others. Most of all, I’ve met some amazing people. Seriously, talented and inspirational people. It does feel rewarding seeing the numbers increase. I’m honored having others enjoy the content I write. Plus, many of you know I love commenting on your blogs, as well. I write because I love it. I’m honored by your feedback which encourages me to pursue my passion.

(Gym)

Despite, every year people rushing to join a gym. I didn’t bury my gym membership in the attic, like most New Year fanatics. 😆 I transition into this in 2018, greatly seeing the results. Sadly, I’d gotten sick for an entire week, I was on house arrest, 😆 (medicine made me drowsy). Then I missed another week of going to the gym, because of other commitments. Basically, I found it hard to return to my normal routine or made excuses. When I do get a chance to be in the gym, I feel all the busyness melt away. My mind regains clarity and body is relaxed (although sore the next day, OUCH!) I plan to workout 3 times a week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

(Journal)

I use to journal daily. My plate has gotten fuller. I need something to dump the stress at the end of the day. I enjoy creative writing, but like so many, you can’t seem to stop the process. Ideas come in and out like floods. I start to have anxiety. Journaling allows time to dump the days stress, spend time with God (that’s how He and I communicate), and collect my thoughts. It gives my mind a break to sleep. I plan to journal daily, either mornings or nights or both (depending on the time and day). This is one of the methods I use to slowly transition my mind for rest or to start the day.

(Tasks)

I have a habit of doing 50 million things to the point of exhaustion, no breaks, or no rest. Sometimes, I’d complete a task and forget I even did it. Again, I want to keep stress and anxiety low, this has been a lifesaver. I found that writing down 3 task to complete a day, helps me to be more present and accomplished. I write them down in my reminder app. When I feel buried under loads of work, I lose patience, make mistakes, forget and take my frustration out on others. I need grace to center me.


These are just some of the goals for this month. We can get overwhelm, trying to accomplish so much before the year ends. We can lose out on seeing what we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve come. I’d like to use these post to reflect on what I have completed. It gives you hope, to keep moving forward.

Remember to forgive yourself and accept your shortcomings. We will not be perfect, its impossible to do. Each goal you work towards builds your belief endurance and muscles.

Be a confidence builder!

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15 thoughts on “Monthly Goals: January”

  1. Of course I felt encouraged by your post. Your goals sounds great too! And I agree with the part that reading can shut you off from the word. Girl, it actually happens right? 😬
    Anyways, great post!

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  2. I started a while back with daily and monthly goals, not always something major as that tends to add stress. Putting in smaller/easier things can actually be a big help, we see things getting done and it helps us to get even more accomplished without stressing ourselves. Great post and encouraging!
    Steve.

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