I have always set myself to make goals on New Year’s eve. For some reason, to me, they are very powerful.
I still remember, very vividly, when I wrote my resolutions last year. Did I achieve them all? NO. But I achieved a lot more than I thought I would. Let me share a bit as to what I achieved;
- I am able to concentrate longer on my studies.
- I have learned HOW to study for me.
- I have been able to be slightly more consistent with my youtube videos.
- I have been consistent with my diet and have not relapsed into binge eating.
- I have dropped 10kg and gained 7-10kg of lean mass.
- I have worked with awesome coaches and I have learned a lot of knowledge.
- I have gotten stronger.
- I can control my mood and anger much better.
- I have been able to be more appreciative of what I have.
- I believe in myself and I have self-confidence.
- I am no longer emotionally attached to food.
So what are my resolutions for 2015?
- Compete in 2 bodybuilding competitions (WABBA world championships in June and Musclemania Pro qualifier in October) and place Top 5 on either one.
- Get awesome grades in my undergraduate courses.
- Pass my undergraduate course that I have failed.
- Make an awesome presentation for my graduate course in medical physics.
- Practice mindfulness daily (10 min)
- Practice yoga 1-2 per week.
- Increase my potential business connections.
- Create a website to promote women’s bodybuilding / strength training on a daily lifestyle format.
- Bring to life the artistic dreams I have had (some photoshoots)
- Write the book I started.
- Reduce my pre-event anxiety.
- Be more compassionate.
- Increase my flexibility.
- Do more random acts of kindness.
- Take all the opportunities that come by (to not let fear dominate)
- To not say yes if I cannot do it. (accepting my limits and prioritising)
- To be consistent with The Imaginarium of Make up and create more content (blog and youtube)
- Do 10,000 steps per day
- Learn a bit of Navajo
- Finish my english teaching certification
- Learn basic level Finnish
And may we all achieve what we set ourselves to, even if it isn’t in the format that we initially laid out. Resolutions are an initial draft, rough and incomplete. But they serve as your flashlight in the darkness. They help you trace and aim. But in the process, there will be a lot of obstacles, challenges and opportunities that will change what the final outcome is. But nevertheless, you will have achieved what you initially set to, even if it isn’t exactly what it says on paper.
The point is to progress, and to progress you need a plan and a goal.
To be able to follow through my goals for this year, I shall have a weekly post and monthly youtube update on how I am proceeding with my goals. In the weekly version I will break down my goals into smaller achievable chunks and in the monthly version I will have a summary on how I did and how to improve. Perhaps those could be of any benefit to you guys 🙂
Let me know in the comments what are your goals for 2015 and whether you achieved those from 2014.
I want to take this opportunity to thank my Husband, my mother and my friends. You have helped me and encouraged me to keep going in many more ways than you can imagine.
I want to also thank you guys, my subscribers for supporting me and for your kind words and messages.
I hope I can give back and more! 🙂