A New Year: 2019 Mantra & Bucket List

Each new year offers the opportunity to become a better you – to reset and reevaluate goals. As we begin 2019, I’ve decided to share my 2019 mantras with all of you. By sharing my goals I hope to inspire you to set some of your own, so we can work together to be the women we’re proudest to be.

As in years past, I have chosen to stick to two words to live by: “consistency” and “unstoppable.” These words will dictate the overarching theme of my specific goals this year.

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Through consistency I hope to build better and sustainable habits, while unstoppable encompasses all the bucket list items I wish to cross off this year. My only rule for creating my bucket list is that it can’t include anything I’ve already planned or booked already. (For example, if you signed up to run a half marathon in 2018 that takes place in 2019, you shouldn’t write “run a half marathon” on your list.)

Below are few examples of sub-goals and bucket list items I have made under each mantra. For me, making goals specific helps me to better follow through.

Consistency

  • Less sugar. Think of desserts as a treat or something special, versus an everyday snack I’m entitled to
  • Build a better nightly routine
  • Less mobile media consumption – i.e. 40 minutes of Instagram per day
  • Journal more (at least 2x per month)
  • Go to bed each night with a clean kitchen

Unstoppable

  • Visit 12 new cities or unfamiliar places
  • Read 20 books
  • Visit 1 new country
  • Complete 1 photo project
  • Join some sort of hobby-related club
  • Send 2 snail mail letters per month

While this isn’t an all encompassing list, hopefully some of these things can help you spark ideas for goals or bucket list items  your own. It’s understood that not all individuals are the same and do not set or establish goals the same way. For me, writing down a list of things holds me accountable. Rather than living by a mantra, you may prefer creating a bucket list or creating monthly goals vs. yearly goals.

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However setting goals looks for you – embrace it! There is no right or wrong way to set goals. My only tip for setting New Year’s resolutions is to tell at least one other person your goals, whether that’s your mom, roomie, significant other, dog, etc. Telling someone else helps you feel more committed to your goals and gives you a greater sense of accountability in order to accomplish them. And remember, it’s never too late to set goals!

The Importance of Setting Goals

Setting goals has always been so important to me. With an achiever personality, a lot of my self-satisfaction comes from achieving something, even if it’s small. Even without this type of personality, I find almost all people, whether they know it or not, feel their best when they have accomplished something they have worked toward. Whether that’s sleep training your baby, getting that promotion at work, or learning to bake a fluffy chocolate chip cookie – anytime you’re accomplishing something as an individual are moments you can look back on with fondness. Some of our proudest moments in life are when we’ve successfully completed something we’ve set our minds to accomplish or improve in ourselves, which is why it’s so important to set goals – big and small!

2019 Mantra | Topaz & Sapphire

A Special Shout Out to Our Readers

With the new year my hope is that Latisha and I can also post more consistently and really use this blog as a way to connect to other women who value both their career and home life, who are constantly looking for ways to better themselves and the world around them. We want this blog to serve as an inspirational and educational platform, and we can’t do that without all of you – so thank you to all of you as readers and followers.

Now tell us, what things you’re hoping to accomplish this year? Drop them in the comments below!

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