For the first time in all of my 29 years, I am so looking forward to the month of January. Previously, in my old life, my only goal for the year was to hit my targets in work and make more money. Although this made me satisfied for a month or two it always faded away and I began to realize that my intentions were not aligned to what would actually make me happy ("Mo money, mo problems!")
Now that I enjoy what I do in life, setting goals and making plans for the year ahead is an exciting task and not something I feel disheartened about. I have learned so much about myself in the last year as I have been challenging myself to develop. I have been aware of my struggles, my patterns, my triggers. I want to become a better person. I want to continue growing.
So here are my Intentions for 2018
Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl suggests splitting your intentions into 4 categories;
3: Personal Development
Definition of intention
1: a determination to act in a certain way
I believe it all begins with an intention. Intention is higher thought that sets no limitation on the mind and body's abilities. I enjoy goal setting for smaller tasks in life but the big stuff requires belief and purpose.
Under each main intention I add specific action items or changes that I want to make or sub-goals to help me get there. I consider my list below my overall game plan for 2018!
So here goes...
Intention: Work Smart & Hard. This year will be largely dedicated to the business. The majority of our time will be spent making it as successful as possible, developing long lasting relationships with our clients and delivering the best service out there.
15 Clients for irishyogagirl.com
Reach 10k + followers on Instagram
Work smarter and harder
Successful & growing Blog :)
More traffic flowing towards the website
Complete 2 charitable events one for the DSPCA and one for Pieta House
Coverage in Newspapers and Magazine
Aligning/supporting with a healthy food brand
Plan a Wellness Retreat
1,000+ e-mail subscribers to the newsletter
Profitable ( i won't go into the exact details here)
Passive Income Streams
**I have subdivided these overall goals into weekly and monthly bite-size and achievable chunks - I won't bore you with those details ;) **
Health & Body
Intention: Consistent self love and care
Morning Routine: I have had many positive morning routines in the past year. I think where I have gone wrong is how much time I spent on that routine. My new routine is 30 mins long. 1: Meditation 2: Read for 20 mins 3: Gratitude and that's it! This is super achievable for me and will mean less chance of failure. If I have extra time I will expand that morning routine with other things but for now 30 mins is what's works for my lifestyle!
Exercise: I used to exercise mid-morning which I thoroughly enjoyed but I am now going to transfer to a more early morning start. This means I get more of the day to myself and the business and less rushing around. I hate rushing.
Baths: I adore a boiling hot bath. I have a bath that is so dusty from no use. They were something that used to make me feel so relaxed and I got enough bath bombs for Christmas to justify a bath every other day :)
Less Alcohol: I am doing dry January and am then going to only drink on occasions aka birthdays etc... No more random bottles of wine in the kitchen for no reason whatsoever :D
Yoga - More yoga. Always more yoga ;) I am doing a teacher training at the end of January in Berlin with Noah Maze which I am so excited for. I am also going to practice at home 5/6 times a week now that I have a beautiful space to practice in #blessed
Food: Doing my best to eat the best sourced foods out there. Less is more! Buying bet