3 things for 2018

Good ‘ol new year resolutions. We all create a few for ourselves, and by the 20th of January, we’ve either forgotten them or already failed at 1 or 2 and that’s it until the next year. Heck, I don’t even REMEMBER what new year resolutions I set for 2017!

For 2018, I thought I’d change the structure of my new year resolutions. I’d take stuff I did in 2017 and super-charge them. I’m also going to try and set the goals in such a way that failing doesn’t mean the goal is never reached, it just means it might take longer. Here we go:

1. Turn my Kindle notes into blog posts

I’m going to supercharge the books I read in 2018. I read 19 books in 2017, but when I look at the list, I almost don’t remember reading some of them! And when I go through the notes I made on my Kindle, there are a number of notes that are completely out of context and I have no idea why I highlighted them.

I really enjoy finishing a book and writing a mini-review on Goodreads, so I’m just going to add to my reviews by taking any of the notes I’ve made, creating a simple blog post and then turn some of the notes into actionable items. Some of the blog posts might not make sense, but they are for me, not you. :)

2. Make journalling a habit

The ups and downs of both life and running a business take their toll. I’m going to use Productive to try and turn journalling into a habit. Aiming to write twice a week.

For journaling, I’ve used Day One in the past, so will just continue with it. I’ve just gone through some of the days I did journal in the past and it brought up some really good (and bad!) memories, and also made me realise how far I’ve also come in both my personal life and in business. I definitely can see the value in it from the very very little I’ve done in the past.

3. Tick 2 items off my Bucket List

I’m a huge fan of having a bucket list. Here’s mine.

A great question I like to ask myself quite often is what one thing can I do today that will get me closer to ticking off an item off my list?

I then do that.

It might not be a massive step like buying plane tickets (most of my list is made up of travel). It could be as simple as renewing my passport, or open a savings account and aim to save R100 a week.

You don’t get to the top of a mountain in 1 step. It takes hundreds of steps, but you have to just start.

What are some of your 2018 resolutions?

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