I have a thing about resolutions. They always seem to nag you somewhere in the back of your head before you even begin, letting you know they'll be long abandoned by month 2, at which time you carry around this little pocket full of guilt for not conquering those resolutions for the remaining 10 months until January, when the cycle continues again and again and again. I kind of don't dig the guilt - honestly it's a pretty sucky feeling. For the upcoming year I've decided to set a few goals... achievable goals, goals that might even make me feel better physically and mentally. I want to try some new stuff and go to some new places. I want to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone and work towards being a little more present throughout my day. But I won't promise that I'm going to get into the best shape of my life, swear off all sugars, or quit my guilty pleasure (bad reality tv - no judging!!!). I'd much rather spend my time doing little things to improve my mindset, daily rituals to help bring me joy, and some simple practices to remind me what I have to be grateful for. Who's with me?
I created these printable sheets for myself, though you might find them useful too (free download links below). One is a simple goal sheet to map out a few things you'd like to do in 2019. The other is a list of some easy but effective things to make 2019 more serene, and seriously, who can't use a little more serenity in their lives? I'd love to see your goals - share your completed sheet and use the hashtag #GoalsNotResolutions2019 and tag me @illustratethislife - I can't wait to see what you put on your lists!
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