Recently I uploaded my monthly recap of December. Two days later, I am already working on a new blogpost. Who am I?
Let’s talk about goals for 2018. There are different types of goals. All of them can be roughly characterized as tangible or intangible. Which ones to go for is of course totally up to you. Personally, I always try to go with the intangible ones. Things that make my soul happy in the long term and not only for a few days. I don’t want to lie to you by saying that I do not have tangible things I look forward to (hello new phone) but those are not things I put on my ‘Goals for 2018’ list. They are not something I strive and breathe for. They do not make me a better person. Even more important is that they do not define me as a person. But those intangible ones do.
What are those intangible ones I am talking about? Here are a few of my goals for 2018. By goals I actually mean plans … a goal without a plan is getting you nowhere.
- Listen to my body. Treating and feeding it the way it needs to be treated and fed. I used to believe that I just have to live with the way my body looks or reacts to certain things. Yes, most of the time, I have to accept that. Yes, I’m fine with that. Yes, I learned to love and accept my body … But there are still a few things that I can influence to make me feel more confident with my body. Currently I am still researching a lot about this topic. What are your health hacks for 2018?
- Less overthinking and stressing. I could literally write a whole book about that topic. Every day I tell myself to relax and not let everything get to me. I fail. Pretty much 90% of the time. Often I let small, unimportant situations make me upset. I don’t like me that way. So I’ll work on this issue. Step by step. This going to be a challenge. I remember that someone wrote about me in our high school yearbook that one day I’ll die of my ‘self-made’ stress. Hahah. Do see the challenge behind this now?
- Be even more confident. Last year, there were encounters with people, who totally got the wrong impression of me because somehow I still was not confident enough to be myself. Which is somehow also funny at the same time because I am actually really confident. Just not around certain people.
- Just let it be and stop chasing people. Another one of my specialities I talked about in this blogpost once. I used to believe that it is normal to run after people to make them see how much they actually like me. Yep. That’s what I used to believe. Embarrassing right?
My list of plans for 2018 should not get to long, especially because those plans mentioned above are big ones. They cannot be realised within a few days. I am curious now: tell me about your plans for 2018! Do you have similar ones? Are you going more for the intangible or tangible ones?