Who sets some type of goals at the start of each new year? ????????♀️ Today I am specifically talking about how I am planning out my health goals for 2019. I have taken the all or nothing approach in the years past with health goals and I’m here to tell you that this method doesn’t work for me. By the end of January, whether I write my goals down or not, they are all a fail.
I’ve really been working hard at planning lots of things out for 2019. I actually write them down in my life planner. Because, I have found that writing things down kind of solidifies ideas and goals for me. Anybody else? More about this magnificent life planner later.
So here’s the deal. At the ripe old age of 153, I know I will never have my pre-menopausal figure back…. think tree trunk – thick in the middle floppage. ???? However, I could stand to lose a few pounds. I can work on my health and that alone will make me FEEL better. We have adopted LOTS of bad habits here in this household over the last several years. I will not bore you with all of them but I will tell you quick snacks and salty chips have become a regular. It is a struggle as they are totally addicting. I also know that I don’t drink the amount of water I am supposed to be drinking. Which is something that always makes me feel better and ultimately makes my skin glow. I don’t get the amount of exercise that I should be getting. Because… ME is tired….. ???? BUT, ME wouldn’t be tired if I exercised. I, would also love to try some intermittent fasting some time this year and see if that helps me to lose a few. Sooooo many people swear by it over on Instagram.
I want to approach my health goals a lot differently this year than years past. I will for sure be setting myself up for complete failure if I try to change EVERY bad habit at once. Supposedly, it takes three weeks to form a habit. So I figured I would set one new health goal at the beginning of every month and focus on THAT and THAT alone for that month. Add another one the next month and continue with the previous months goal. If you are a counting person, that’s 12 new good habits by the end of the year. ???? I think I should be nice and healthy come January 2020. ????
I secretly started my January goal on the first and will talk about it tomorrow. But, so far so good. I plan to post the first of every month what my new goal is, and I will post my progress, too.
OK… now let’s talk about my favorite life planners in the world. . I shared my Erin Condren Life Planner, aka fancy schmancy calendar, with you when I originally received it in the mail. But I want you to know this is life changing for me. My mind swirls around and around A LOT. So basically having all of my little notes and lists in one place is a life saver. This is especially perfect for all of my new goals, too. Now is the perfect time to purchase one for yourself. It’s the start of the new year, and it’s the perfect place to keep all of your own goals and lists.
I use the month at a glance for my appointments and due dates for bills. The week at a glance is PERFECT for my goal setting, what I want to achieve by what date, and my daily chores. I use this section for all of my business due dates, blog posts deadlines, etc. Each life planner comes with both sections. You just need to specify which layout for the week at a glance. I chose the horizontal layout.
Erin Condren has lots of accessories for your life planner and your office space. I have several of their stickers, dashboards, and their new acrylic stapler and tape dispenser. Gahhhhhhhhhhh! How cool are these? I use their coiled notebooks for brainstorming ideas for my blog, companies I need to contact back, and even grocery lists. You get to pick your cover on the life planners and spiral notebooks which I think is such a fun thing. And, the quality of their products is excellent.
Have you guys tried Erin Condren’s life planners yet? I know I have heard from several of you who ordered them over the last couple of months and you love them. Oh… and back to the health goals! ???? Do you have any bad habits you want to break? Have you ever done things this way? I’m just thinking this will work a lot better for me. I will for sure keep you updated.