As the holiday season approaches, our calendar is soon to be filled! 

Don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle. I encourage you to close out the year living with intention. Decide now how you want to spend these last few months of 2019. 

  • What lingering goals do you have? 
  • What modifications do you still want to make? 
  • What behaviors do you want to retain or change?
  • What resolutions do you have regarding your profession, mental health, physical heath, and relationships? 

I’m a firm believer in evaluating where you want to be and determining the steps needed to get there. As you reflect on where you would like to improve, remember these few things:

Be Specific– a goal of ‘being healthy’ is too vague and will make it challenging to know when it has actually been achieved. How will you know when you are healthy? Does that involve attending a gym a specific number of days a week? Is your focus more on following a diet plan? Or is this goal scale motivated? 

Identify the Steps– a goal of ‘running a marathon’ is going to require some thought and planning. How are you going to ensure your success? What daily, weekly, and monthly checkpoints will you need along the way? 

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Don’t turn a Slip into a Slide– setting new routines can be challenging and setbacks happen. It is now believed that it takes 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic. Don’t let a little ‘slip’ up turn into a downhill ‘slide’. An unapproved donut at breakfast, doesn’t make the entire day a lost cause. Believe in yourself and don’t quit! 

Here are a few goals I intend to achieve by the end of 2019! I’ll be sure to keep you posted.  

Run the Dallas Half Marathon on December 15th

  • Please feel free to comment any advice and/or tips as this will be my first!

Speak French Conversationally 

  • I plan to remain dedicated to studying 30 minutes per day & spend at least one day each week practicing my new skills with Stephane and/or our French friends. 

Read at least one self-improvement book per month

Comment your goals below if you want the challenge of a little extra accountability!