Accomplishing Goals

(This photo was too good not to share ;) )

I have always been a journal-er and I love going back to read what I wrote. It is so interesting how well we know ourselves. At the end of 2016, I wrote that it had been an incredible year (which was true), but that I could feel that 2017 was going to be a year of transition, reflection, and discovery and it was going to be a huge growth period for me...it could not have been more spot on. I believe that reflecting on the past and using that to get better, grow stronger, and make positive changes in your life is so important in setting and accomplishing goals. So, today I am going to be sharing and reflecting on a few of the goals I set for myself in 2017 and evaluating my progress.

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1 / Stop biting your nails and get more manicures - It might be funny that this was my #1 goal, but as someone that is incredibly anxious, biting and chewing my nails was one of my worst habits (and so gross!). While getting manicures is an expensive habit, it is worth it for me. I'm really proud of myself for this one- I love the SNS dip powder.

2 / Go to yoga class once a week - Another kind of funny one as I succeeded at this for a while and then realized I don't really like yoga! I kind of got back into hot yoga over the summer when I was in Los Angeles and I do really like that, but when I'm at home, I prefer higher intensity workout classes, running, and spin classes.

3 / Spend less time on social media in the morning and before bed - Some days are better than others, but there's definitely room for improvement here and it's on my list for 2018. I hate obsessively checking social media, but I'm so guilty of it.

4 / Make a better relationship with food - I could and might make a separate post about this one as it is a complicated, ongoing process, but I have really made improvements this year when it comes to obsessing over when to eat, how much to eat, feeling guilty about eating certain foods, etc. I used to give myself a hard time about eating anything remotely "unhealthy" and it's really freeing to just take a deep breathe and enjoy your life. 

5 / Make and save money - I made a lot of progress with this one in 2017 and it is still a big goal as I will be in Paris at the beginning of the summer and studying abroad for a least a portion of next school year. I hope to be a little easier on myself about this though because I put unnecessary pressure on myself to work two jobs almost the entire year and that was way too much on me.

Aaand those were my top 5 goals for 2017! I am still working on finishing and adding to my reading list and changing up my style and I think I'm going to hold off on trying acupuncture as I don't have much room in my budget to add more expensive habits haha. I think I am going to make my "goals" for 2018 a separate post as they are a little different this year. 

If you have any ideas or posts you might want to see this year, send me a message on Instagram

xx

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