How I want 2018 to look

2018 is here!

I want to talk about how I want 2018 to look. This is my second proper day back to routine after the Christmas break. Yesterday was spent re-filling the fruit bowl and fridge, doing laundry and other fun jobs! So although we are on the 5th day of the new year it feels a little like it’s just starting for me now!

The end of 2017 has been and gone. 12 months passed. And another 12 new months are ready ahead of us. I love the magic of this time of year. The anticipation of what this new year will bring. And at the same time looking back on the previous year.

Over December I worked my way through the rest of the Boho Berry Year End Review and I thought I’d share some more of the prompts with you. Previously I’ve shared Money and Time Well Spent in 2017 and what I will Start, Continue and Stop Doing in 2018. I’ve also shared my Word for the Year for 2018.

Taking part in the challenge really helped me get clearer on what I achieved in 2017 and how I want 2018 to look. And I’m excited to get started!

Setting Intentions for 2018

I used this prompt to come up with some short, snappy phrases that will help keep me on track through 2018. Each one helps me see how I want 2018 to look. They are not goals as such, more guiding words. I am planning to display them somewhere I will see them every day as a visual reminder.

  • Be Open
  • Natural Choices (where possible)
  • Keep it Simple
  • Create
  • Stay True to Myself

2018 will feel successful if I…

This was a simple list to come up with. These are the things I want to rock this year! I intend to write about my progress in these areas through the year.

  • reach my target at Slimming World
  • earn money as a writer
  • take good care of myself and my family
  • keep learning and growing

Top 3 Goals for 2018

The prompt above flowed well into this one. Learning and growing is important to me as well and I hope that achieving each of these goals will help me with that. Behind these 3 goals I will be creating SMART goals which are more measurable and specific.

  1. Be a Writer (& ideally get paid!)
  2. Reach target weight/size
  3. Take care of myself and my family

A new year, a new Bullet Journal

I’ve also set up a new Bullet Journal for 2018 and have been steadily working on setting it up to capture everything I need it to. I’ve created a one-pager to display how I want 2018 to look.

2018 1 pager

As you can see – it displays my word of the year, my values, my core desire feelings and my top 3 goals for the year.  I’m hoping this will be a visual reminder to keep on track with my goals. Getting it all on one page helps me see what the priorities are.

I have also kept a page near the start of my journal for my word of the year – I plan to use it to write down some of the quotes and phrases I shared in my blog post.

What now?

I’m going to spend this month working on my goals and my intentions for 2018 in more detail. I have a couple of goal workbooks to work on and hope to share more about them as I work with them.

I’ve set myself goals for January which fit into my top 3 goals – one of which is more planning for 2018!

I’m excited for what this year will bring – I am OPEN to possibilities!

Wishing you all the very best for 2018! And if you need some tips for building daily routines and good habits come back on Monday as I’ll be sharing my best tips!