My 2018 Health and Wellness Goal
Are you the type of person who likes to create new goals each year? I am definitely not one of those people.
Why? Because I never end up sticking to it!
But... this year, I decided to go ahead and create a goal. To read one book a month, for the year. That amounts to 12 whole books.
To be honest, I didn't think I'd be able to achieve this. I just hadn't read very much since I had children, but I knew that I wanted to read more for my mental health. As a ways to escape, relax but also to learn and educate.
So 2018 was the year I expanded my mind. And yes, I am counting this as a health and wellness goal.
Did I achieve this goal? Totally! I smashed it. In fact, I think I underestimated myself.
But... I stuck to my SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based), and created a goal that was completely attainable. A negative (or positive, depending how you look at it) side effect? I also developed a shopping habit for books and have accumulated a large pile of "must read next" books.
Here are my 2018 reads in no particular order:
- The Art of Frugal Hedonism, Adam Grubb and Annie Raser Rowland
- Little Black Book, Otegha Uwagba
- She Means Business, Carrie Green
- The Universe Has Your Back, Gabrielle Bernstein
- Daring & Disruptive, Lisa Messenger
- The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape
- Remarkability, Lorraine Murphy
- Get Remarkably Organised, Lorraine Murphy
- Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!, Denise Duffield-Thomas
- Copywrong to Copywriter, Tait Ischia
- You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay
- Evolution of Goddess, Emma Mildon
- Get Over Your Damn Self!, Romi Neustadt
- Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn
- Girl Code, Carla Alwill Leyba
- The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron
- The Awakening, Kate Chopin
- Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling
As you can see, it's a huge list of really different books. Yes, I am now a Potterhead - love the films, never got around to reading the books before.
What were your 2018 goals? Did you achieve them? Will you be setting goals for 2019?
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