Resolutions: 2017 Edition

2017 New Years Resolutions

CO-OP WORK GOAL: Work in another country, or a different province.
Steps I need to take: Actively seek jobs outside Ontario and BC, whether they are on the UW job search database or not.
Quote that motivates me: Good things come to those who go out and earn it. 

BEING-AN-ADULT GOAL: Spend 5 minutes each day (time it!) to clean the room. Make bed in the morning.

Steps I need to take: Just do it! It’s worth the clean room.
Quote that motivates me: Motivation comes after you clean. Don’t start with motivation – start with doing.
What I will do to celebrate: Buy a new bedside lamp?

FINANCIAL GOAL: Spend $650/month maximum.
Steps I need to take: Try to limit meals eaten out, purchasing no-name brand items instead of expensive branded items.
Quote that motivates me: Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

HEALTH GOAL: Go to bed at give/take 11:30 each night. Establish an 11:30 to 7:00 schedule.
Steps I need to take: Finish all my things before bed and do not spend too much time reading online or doing useless things on the Internet.
Quote that motivates me: Success isn’t about waking up early or going to sleep late. It’s about being productive while you’re awake.

FOOD GOAL: Make Iowa Girl Eats’ Senegalese Soup, Caramelized Leek and Garlic Mushroom Rice (yum) and black bean burgers.

Steps I need to take: Buy ingredients and just make them! Plan ahead so I have enough time to do so.
What I will do to celebrate: Eat the yumminess.

YOGA and AERIAL SILKS GOAL: Full middle splits, perform in the showcase on Feb. 24 and other showcases in Toronto, learn the windmill, and have solid handstands.

Steps I need to take: Stretch for ~1 hour daily. Practice aerial silks 3-5 times a week and do core work/handstand prep in free time in the evenings.
Quote that motivates me: Aim for progress, not perfection. As you build strength, you start to believe in your own potential. Negative minds don’t give positive lives.

ACADEMIC GOAL: In the summer term, achieve a 95% average.

Steps I need to take: Rewrite notes after each class, and keep my binder organized. Review daily. Make sure I have a solid understanding of key topics. Review with friends and use whiteboards.
Quote that motivates me: Don’t stop until you’re proud. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
What I will do to celebrate: Shop at Write Stuff for new pens!

HAPPINESS and SELF-CARE GOAL: Take better care of my body.

Steps I need to take: Drink more water, moisturize my skin, exfoliate my feet, and floss!
Quote that motivates me: Floss is like toilet paper. The roll should not last 6 months.
What I will do to celebrate: Use my Body Shop card to buy more lotions and yummy-scented creams

FITNESS GOAL: Do cardio 3-5 times a week, whether it’s a short run in the sun or a quick bike at the school gym.

Steps I need to take: Take spin classes instead of yoga classes when I’m on campus.
Quote that motivates me: The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU.

RANDOM GOAL: Keep journalling every night!

16 thoughts on “Resolutions: 2017 Edition

  1. thanks for stopping by and following my brushes with watercolour – great site that you have here and I admire and am in awe of the ambition of your many goals for 2017 – I really hope that it’s a great year for you!

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  2. Good luck with your goals for 2017! I really like the one of taking care of your health and making sure you get enough sleep. A lot of us are guilty of not sleeping enough…me included 😀 Though I have no concrete goals this year, I do hope to be more productive when I am awake this year and stop procrastinating. It always starts with a choice to do, and see what we can become 🙂

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    1. “It always starts with a choice to do”. This is beautifully worded! I find that I’m very much an extremist, as in I will go 100% or do nothing at all. Thank you for reminding me that each moment is a new chance to improve. 🙂

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  3. All of these goals sound perfect–realistic, measurable, smart, specific, and totally positive! I can’t wait to see how these ambitions will help you grow more accountable, healthy, and of course, happy! Cheers to a promising 2017!

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