Tomorrow, we will take our first steps into 2017… a year predicted to be more uncertain than the past decades. But I hope that common sense will survive and that the large imbalance in society becomes less.
My own goals are clear, but will I have the discipline to achieve them? 2016 gave me a great chance to improve both personally and professionally. Moving from the Philippines to Spain opened up for a greater understanding of the large variety of possibilities life has to offer, and also for the importance of willpower.
I have written down goals for seven areas of my life: Personal, Family, Career, Financial, Educational, Health, and Social, and I have broken them down into small achievable items.
First and most important: Health. I will exercise more and live healthily. It’s so obvious, but somehow also very difficult. Old habits are difficult to change and I really have to be focused here.
The next ones that need a clear focus are language learning and my copywriting training. There is a lot of repetition in both fields and it can easily be boring. I have to be very firm here!
I was born on an island and soon I will be staying three months on a small, volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean, and I don’t know how to swim! Guess what my next goal is? Learning to swim will surely make me tired and reinforce a healthy sleeping pattern because I am a nocturnal owl, LOL
My snacks are often sugary so I want to cut back on that. And the biggest one to implement would be my plan to ditch mass-produced products and use healthier alternatives.
I will also try to implement a 52-week savings plan popularized by my friends on Facebook. I hope I will have discipline enough, and I will surely give you an update on 2018.
A New Year gives most of us a sweet reminder to change our lives for the better. With the dark clouds in the 2017 horizon, it’s more important than ever to be disciplined in our personal quest for a good and meaningful life. My husband and I wish you all a Happy New Year! 🙂
By the way, if you have problems with your New Year’s Resolutions, you might use some explaining from a cute 4-year-old… credits to Tingman via Youtube.