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!

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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:

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?

If you're interested in finding out more about setting achievable goals (and setting yourself up for success), then contact me.

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