Self Care

How to Slay the Rest of 2018

There are approximately 76 days until the end of 2018, depending on when you’re reading this.

That’s 1864 amount of hours that could be spent towards your goals, if you’re Type A like myself.

If you’re also anything like me, your 2018 New Years’ resolutions are probably collecting dust at the bottom of your purse.

Sigh.

Resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep up with, especially ones committed in the beginning of the year (January 2018 felt like ten years ago, in my opinion).

Before we start to figure out how to slay the rest of 2018, let’s give ourselves a round of applause for (almost) making it through another year.

Now is the time to pull out your 2018 resolutions, dust them off and check off as many of them as you can. Don’t let the fact that it’s October discourage you!

Here’s how to slay the rest of 2018:

1. Re-visit

When trying to figure out how to slay the rest of 2018, the first thing to do is to re-visit your goals from the beginning of the year.

Where was your focus? What did you want to complete this year? Was there a common theme amongst your goals – weight loss goals, financial goals, for example?

Grouping some of these items up can make them seem less intimidating, and more achievable.

Next, do a quick audit to determine where you are in this moment. Have you crossed some of them off this year?

Check the scale to see if you lost any weight, if weight loss was one of your goals. Perhaps you hit your savings milestone? Check off any completed items off your list, if possible, and make sure to celebrate those wins.

To further this, have you started working towards any of the goals unknowingly? If so, how would you quantify your progress? Are 40% towards completion on some goals, maybe 10% on others? Be honest with yourself!

Or perhaps some of them aren’t as important as they were to you in the beginning of the year. You can cross those off to make your list shorter.

Didn’t make a definitive goals list this year? That’s okay – now’s the perfect time to make one! Decide on what you want to tackle for the remaining few weeks of the year and write them down.

2. Re-plan

When you made your goals list in the beginning of the year, you had 12 months to complete them.

Now, you got 3.

Challenge accepted.

With only a quarter of the year left, you most likely won’t be able to finish everything on your to-do list.

But, rather than just giving up, now’s the time to re-plan and re-prioritize.

Once you’ve re-visited your list, to truly make the most of the rest of the year, you need to determine which goals are realistically achievable within the given time frame.

For example, if you wanted to lose 20 pounds this year, perhaps your goal for the end of the year can be to lose five pounds. That would allow you to work towards your goal and see progress by the end of the year.

The next step is to re-prioritize your goals. This involves determining which mean the most to you. Are there any in the list that you must absolutely finish this year?

For instance, if you absolutely wanted to start a blog this year, move that goal to the top of the list and tackle it first.

Once you tackle these more “important” goals, you’ll feel more empowered to complete the rest.

 3. Re-start

At this point, many people decide it’s too late to accomplish anything and push these goals to the next year.

Don’t do that! It’s better to complete some goals this year, rather than none at all. You’ll also feel much better about 2018 knowing that you completed some of the year’s goals, and start you off on a good note for 2019.

Remember, there is no time like the present!

What did I miss? Comment down below your tips on how to slay the rest of 2018.