The end of 2016 is rapidly approaching.
Can you believe it’s almost November? Damn Gina.
I’m appalled by the rapidness of time passing, plus it’s almost my birthday. Yeah, I’m turning 28 this year, almost 30, and that’s making me re-think my life.
Before we get all sentimental, let’s talk resolutions, or lists, or bucket lists, or whatever you do to keep the year on track. I’m a list girl myself! I have an agenda where I write everything down – very old school. With the turn of each month, I write down what I wish to accomplish by the end of the 30 or 31 days (or 28 in some cases). This helps me focus on achievable, practical goals.
I don’t do crazy resolutions in the New Year just because I feel like it’s a new start. Instead, I challenge myself every month to accomplish everything (kidding, I mean something).
Here’s a list of everything you can still do, come the dreaded 2017.
#1 Get healthy.
Yaaaaasssss. I’m sure this is still on a lot of people’s minds at this time. Even though summer has officially ended in some parts of the globe, we should still worry about it. I’m not even talking diets, but being healthy. Eating better, exercising, and cheating a little. I’ve entered this phase of my life where I want habitualize healthy acts to take into my 30’s. There’s still time for you to yoga, crossfit, and exercise at home. Don’t forget your healthy meals too and make it yourself.
#2 Get that promotion.
Depending on where you are in your career, there’s always room for improvement. Whether it’s a corporate job, a creative field, or blogging, take that step, and demand your worth. Don’t shy away from asking for something if you think you deserve it.
Be a #bossbabe!
#3 Read that book (or books).
If you’re a bookworm like me, your list must be as big as mine. I have at least 5 books I want to finish before the end of the year, and it’s not looking good. In a world where cellphones sleep with you, it’s time to establish boundaries and get back to those good ol’ books. Or get a kindle! No excuses.
#4 Tell them you love them.
You parents, your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your hairdresser – anyone who matters. If there’s someone you’ve been meaning to tell I love you, get on with it. The worst that can happen is getting shot down. But the new year is right around the corner, and it will all pass.
It might seem impossible, but I have lots of friends who still have plenty of trips planned this year. If you have a full-time job and have already maxed out your vacay, make the most of your holidays and weekends. I love a good weekend getaway with someone special. It gives you a break from the bolstering city life.
Whatever your goals are, except running the NYC marathon (which is one week away), you can always achieve them. It’s not necessarily easy, but life never is. You just have to get in the right mindset, body over matter (not mind over matter), and get into the motions.