Personal: 18 Goals for 2018
I recently read a book called Get Your Shit Togetherby Sarah Knight. I gathered some nice tips about managing what I really want in my life and, of course, getting my shit together. This short and sweet guide is a must read if you’re having a hard time getting out of any sort of rut. This book, my new counselor, Appalachian Trials by Zach Davis, and a post by Mountain Maven inspired me to set some goals for this year. These goals are both material and mental. I hope, perhaps, they inspire you to set some goals for yourself this year!
18 Goals for 2018:
Complete an Appalachian Trail thru-hike (duh)
Complete 30 hours of meditation (that’s about 5 minutes a day)
I’d also like to learn more about how to fix her
Declutter my material possessions (especially my clothing!)
Make a budget when I get back from the trail and stick to it (and save more money)
Decide on a career pathWork on certifications or education I might need for said career
hopefully get a job
If you have any recommendations let me know!
Gain mental strength through:Thru-hiking
Confidence building exercises
Make five new, and hopefully lasting, friendships (shouldn’t be too hard on the trail)
Reduce my anxiety through:Meditation
Put aside my prejudicesI often think something about someone before I even speak to them.
I forget to think about things from someone else’s perspective (i.e. what they’ve been through in life, what they are going through at that moment, what they might be worrying about)
I sometimes lack empathy
Stop interrupting other people mid-sentence (I hate it when other people do it to me... why do I do it to someone else?)
Redefine my definition of “success”Old Definition: 9-5 job, wealth, marriage, etc.
New Definition: Happiness, mental health, purpose
Do what I really want for a whole year
Stop caring about what other people think
Stop saying ‘sorry’ needlessly
Read at least 10 books (if you have any recommendations let me know!)
Submit a story to the MothAlso try to get in some stand-up comedy time
Perhaps perform a story
Maybe write about my trail experience after the fact
Act with more intention.Think about what I say
Think about what I do
Live in the moment
Stop living with things I don’t like (poor confidence, anxiety, laziness, messiness, crappy fingernails, etc.)