With only a few months left of 2018, it’s time to reflect. Did you do everything you intended? Did you make the changes you wanted, tick things off your bucket list and improve yourself as a person. If so, that’s fantastic. But if not, it’s not over yet. Don’t wish away 2018 because you want to start a fresh new year with a clean slate, there’s still plenty of time to achieve the goals you set in January and make this a great year after all. If things haven’t gone your way, here are a few things you can do to revisit your goals and will allow you to look back on 2018 and say it was a good one.
Be more social
The world can be a lonely place at times, despite being surrounded by people all day. It’s important to make good connections, attend social events where you can make new friends and spend time with friends and family. If you’re looking for love, why not join a dating app? There’s something for everyone these days, from Muslim dating, to dating in your later years- there are dating apps for people with professional jobs and much more. Instead of waiting for love to find you, put yourself out there. It could end up being one of the best things you’ve ever done.
Think about your health
One thing most of us swear to do at the beginning of each year is to get healthier. Health is so important, we only get one body so it’s important to look after it. It’s not about restricting and strict diets, if you ‘fell off the wagon’ early in the year then chances are you were going about things all wrong. Health is about living a healthy lifestyle– lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, vitamin and mineral rich foods. You can still eat the things you really enjoy, but practice moderation. Learn plenty of recipes that feature healthy ingredients to create delicious flavourful dishes. Exercise- do something that you find fun and enjoyable. Head down to the pool to go swimming, go trampolining, go on hikes with your dog or attend a dance class. If slogging away at the gym isn’t for you there are plenty of other options! Give up your dangerous vices, drink enough water and get enough sleep. You’ll genuinely feel like a new person.
There’s nothing quite as special as seeing a new place in the world. It helps you to appreciate the beautiful planet we live on, it opens your eyes to different cultures and lifestyles and it’s fun too. If you’ve had a stressful year, a couple of weeks lying on a beach might be just what the doctor ordered- check out last minute deals if you’re on a budget. Sites like Wowcher and Groupon are full of bargains for mini-breaks and vacations too. Even taking a road trip or going camping could be good options, they don’t cost much but you get to see new places and experience new things. Make a travel bucket list and aim to tick off at least one place on it by the end of the year.
Revisit Your Goals
If you haven’t accomplished all that you wanted to in 2018, there’s still time to revisit your goals and crush them! Is self-care is a goal of yours? Be sure to get a copy of my free self-care ebook here. If health and fitness are one of your goals, I can help you with that too!