My focus 2018

Okay okay, yes I might be one of those who like to set some goals at the beginning of a new year. I like having something to work towards! It makes me feel like I have a purpose. Not much for resolutions but more to have points, which I’d like to keep in mind as reminders. I do have a list of fitness related ones as well, which I thought I’d do in a separate post so here are the more overall ones. If you have any yourself you’re working on in 2018 please share. Let’s inspire each other!

1. Find a job I love

After leaving my job at the end of 2017 I now need to find something I enjoy doing once again. To be honest I’m really struggling to figure out what I should do and I’m feeling anxious about it. I know I’ll find something but now it’s time to really take some time to sit down, maybe write a list and figure out what I’m meant to do and what my purpose is here on this planet. I need to do something with a deeper meaning. That’s why I started this blog, to share my journey in the hope it might help someone else. I just need to find somewhere where I can do this in other parts of my life as well.

2. Read to learn

I feel like since I left uni, learning is not as much of an obvious part of my life as it used to be. In 2018 I’d like to read more informative books to develop as a person and also to open my mind. I don’t ever want to be a person who stops learning or stops developing. I want to be a better person in every aspect I can be. I’ve already started on this point and am currently reading a book I got for Christmas, Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron. He’s the trainer of the Crossfit Game champions Katrin Davidsdottir and Mat Fraser so I definitely feel like there are things I can learn from him. I’ll write a little review of it here on the blog when I’m done. Maybe I should start a book review category? What do you guys think?

3. Less online time to be more present

I know this is a funny thing for me to say, considering I blog and love social media. However, I’m feeling more and more that there’s a time and place for it. I want to be more present when I’m spending time with the people I love. Therefore, I’ve started making more of a conscious effort to put my phone away when I’m with them and giving them my full attention. I love doing Instagram stories and stuff and will still continue to do so, however, I want to choose those moments and maybe not all moments need to be documented and that’s okay. Some moments are just for me to enjoy for me and my loved ones.

4. Travel more and more adventures

Whilst I did do a fair bit if travelling in 2017 I didn’t really go to many new places or countries. Something I really love to do. I love to discover, explore and go on adventures so in 2018 I want more travel and more adventures. Preferably in the heat and sun! Once I have a job this will be something I’ll be looking into. One of my amazing friends Marija has been living in Tokyo since August/September last year and I’d love to visit her. Okay I’ve been there before but I was very young and would love to experience it as an adult with my beautiful friend.

5. Try new things

This is something I always try to do, trying new things. I think it’s part of life trying new things and even things you don’t even think you’ll like. Let’s don’t ever get comfortable, let’s get out there!

6. Don’t let fear stop me

This is a very important reminder for me in 2018. I worry about not being good enough and being scared to do certain things. This year I really want to focus on not letting fear stop me and getting out of my comfort zone. It ties in a bit with trying new things. I truly believe we grow from pushing outside our boundaries and doing things that scare us. I don’t want to look back later in life regretting doing certain things because I was too scared. I started doing in more and more in 2016 and 2017 and I want to continue making a conscious effort to do so.

7. Live sustainably

Living sustainably had become increasingly important for me. Recycling has always been a part of my life and taking care of the planet is extremely important to me. We all have a role to play. Towards the end of last year I started looking into more environmentally friendly and cruelty free cleaning products and such as well as my plastic use. Plastic is something I’m getting extremely sick of and it’s literally everywhere we go. You guys might remember my blog about the ridiculous amounts of plastic in the supermarkets here in the UK (if not read it here). In our home I’ve made a conscious decision to stop using cling film (very unnecessary when you think about it) for instance. I have been thinking about adding a category about this on the blog to share how I’m getting on. Any feedback would be appreciated!

8. Make time for friends and family

Something I always try to do but is so important and I think we need to remind ourselves of. The importance of spending time with our loved ones whether it be boyfriend, girlfriend, friends or family. Sometimes we get caught up in everyday life and how busy it gets and we forget to make time for these important relationships. Even if it’s just a quick message or a quick catch up over a cup of tea for an hour. I try my best with this and want to make this a point again for 2018 to make sure I make an effort.

I’m feeling excited about these focuses and sharing them here with you guys means I have nowhere to hide and no excuses. There might be more points that I’ll add in the next coming weeks as well. It’s not set in stone.

Come on 2018, let’s make this a good year! xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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