It’s now January 21 and I’ve been cracking on trying to create new habits for 21 days now.
The first week of 2019, I was on holidays and when I say “on holidays” what I really mean is sleeping in and sitting at home on my butt. It was glorious. I ran heaps and explored some new trails and even got to watch some NetFlix.
Sticking to my new resolutions then wasn’t too much of a hassle. It’s easy to read for 30 minutes, practice piano and do everything else when you don’t have to commute 3 hours and work 8 hours each day.
I’m a huge fan of goal setting and have been doing it since I was a teenager. Back then my goals involved loosing weight and getting a boyfriend, not much has changed, but what has changed is my focus, re-evaluations and actually forming a strategy and intention for each goal.
This year with the help of my girl Liz (@cheekycoconuts on the gram) I broke my goals up into categories. Liz has her own, I used:
Within each category, I spelt out exactly what I wanted to achieve and what I would do on a daily basis to achieve that goal.
For example “SAVE”, in 2019, I want to save at least $15,000 cold hard cash so in order to do that I need to put aside $288 per week. How would I do that, take my own coffee instead of buying it saves $25 and so on.
I broke each one of these big goals down and meditated and manifested on each of them under the new moon.
I wrote down all the dreams for 2019 and people and things I’d like to bring into my life.
Just on the clean goal, in the first 3 days of eating well I lost a full kg and felt so much calmer by cleaning the kitchen each night.
It’s the little things that add up to the big things.
21 days in, I’m still going strong. Some habits I haven’t kept as daily as I could like but I’m doing them when I can which is a conscious choice.
I’ve had a few food slips but I’ve never missed twice as James Clear would say in his book Atomic Habits. 2019 will be my year of small daily victories.