Although it’s February, I feel that it’s never too late to create goals for yourself. Goals are something that I like to create for myself throughout the whole year, not just the start of one! They are a great way to motivate yourself to make changes in your life and do things that you have always wanted to do!
Worry & overthink less.
This is DEFINITELY something easier said than done. I am 100% a worrier and over thinker. Even the littlest of things can send my thoughts into a downward spiral. I can spend days being stressed and anxious about something that I realistically know is not worth worrying over.
Read more about how I am learning to overcome it here.
While this is not a goal that I can accomplish in one go, it is a goal that I can build on. It’s something that I know that I have to continually work on.
Be kind to myself.
This again is something that is easier said than done. We all have different things that we may beat ourselves up for. We judge ourselves for things that others might notice. Self love and self compassion are difficult concepts to totally wrap your mind around.
One thing that I’ve learned is that I can’t beat myself up for things that have already happened. You can’t rewind time. Learning to forgive yourself is hard but doing this is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Once again, this is a goal that you have to continually work on. As weird as it may sound, it takes time to learn to be kind to yourself.
Get out of my comfort zone.
Stepping out of what you are comfortable and used to can be difficult. You don’t want to fail and be in a position where you feel uncomfortable.
This is something that I really want to work on. My nerves and anxiety often get the best of me and keep me from trying new things. Whether that be something small like trying a new style of clothing or something bigger like a new job.
This year I want to challenge myself to try new things. One thing that I have learned is that you have to be uncomfortable to be comfortable!
Finally try workout classes!
Compared to the rest of my goals. This one is more specific. My relationship with exercise is a rocky one. We haven’t always been on the best of terms. We have our good periods and our bad and last year was a crazy year for us. During the beginning of my recovery, I stopped working out because it had completely taken over my life. I had to regain the freedom that I no longer had. Now that I’ve started slowly incorporating exercise back into my life, I want to do it in ways that I enjoy. I no longer want to look at exercise as something that I have to do.
Workout classes have always been something that I wanted to try. Even when I was obsessively exercising, I never took classes. I was always too scared to. This relates to my goal about getting out of my comfort zone. Whether it was because I was too afraid to go alone or too afraid of being judged, my anxiety over it always kept me away from it.
Sooo…spoiler alert! This is a goal of mine that I have already accomplished this year! I decided to just go for it and try. I’m fortunate enough that the gym that I go to offers variety of classes. So far I have tried two of them and totally love it. Once again, one lesson that I learned during recovery was that you have to feel uncomfortable to be comfortable.