On New Year’s Eve I found myself thinking about the fresh start that was about to happen. A new year, a new week. I started thinking about what things I wanted to accomplish in 2018. As I was thinking about my goals I started downloading apps, as weird as that sounds. I’m on my phone so much as it is, that I figured there are ways to use it to help me achieve my goals! Then I started thinking about other things I use that I could share with you all to help you with your goals too. Below are some goals you might have for 2018 and some things you can do to help yourself reach them more easily!
I’ve heard such great things about these journals! They’re perfect if you’re short on time but still want to journal every day. I also use the book Some Lines a Day which has been life changing for me! Only small sections a day so you don’t feel pressured into having to write a novel and you only need to get down the important stuff.
Exercise more/lose weight/keep track of calories.
I love using MyFitnessPal for tracking calories and meals! I also love using the Fitbit app to keep track of steps, sleep, and workouts. Something else that motivates me? New workout clothes or shoes. Treat yo self! I also love to make myself new playlists to get myself hyped up to work out.
And here are my goals for the year:
Read more books.
My favorite app for reading is Goodreads! I update my reading status and the page I’m at all the time and it helps keep me motivated. There’s also a reading goal you can set up and it will keep tabs on whether you’re on track to complete the goal or not.
Another app I downloaded was Bookout. You start the timer when you begin reading and it tracks the total number of hours you spend reading. It also shows you awesome stats like the number of pages you read per minute and tracks how long it’ll take you to finish your current book. Perfect for real book nerds like me!
Book of the Month is the BEST. It’s a book subscription box that gets you latest releases and other hardback books for super cheap! You can use my referral link to sign up and get your first book for only $9.99. It’s a great way to make sure you stay motivated to read because you’re getting good books delivered right to your door! Every month you just pick the book that sounds most interesting and it ships to you free!
Enjoy every second of every day.
This one is one of my goals! I really just want to make sure that I’m documenting every day that I’m living. One way I’m doing that this year is through filming one second every day! There are non-app ways to do this but I thought this would be the simplest way that will allow me to complete my goal. The app isn’t free but it’s only $5 and makes it really easy to film and gives you notifications to remind you.
Carly from Carly the Prepster talks about the Headspace app a lot. She has written a few posts on the subject that you can check out. This is a really practical goal to set for yourself and there are lots of apps and books you can use to encourage growth in this area.
Go to a spin class.
This is one of those things I’ve been dying to do but haven’t gotten the courage to try it yet. There’s a bunch of different studios around where I live and I have a feeling I’d really like it I just get so weird about trying new things like this on my own! Any tips for me?
Drink more water.
There are apps for this and ways to track water intake in your planner but I think the easiest way for me to ensure I’ll be drinking enough water is to buy myself a new water bottle. I’m a snob when it comes to drinking water and my water has to be SUPER cold or I won’t want to drink it. I’ve used a Swell bottle in the past, but I just ordered a Hydroflask! I can’t wait for it to come in, I should have it by the end of next week.
What are your goals for this year and how are you planning to work toward accomplishing them?