Goals Completed 2017

At the very start of this year, I posted some of my 2017 goals, so now that it’s the end of the year it’s time to revisit them and see how far I’ve come!

 

Last years goals and how I progressed

  • To be less anxious. I’ve often struggled with anxiety so I would like to work on keeping it under control and managing stress. 

This has actually improved A LOT! First, I think with just a little bit of age it helps since it seems like anxiety can be a teenager thing. I learnt more about anxiety and how it works which helped on how to overcome it. Journalling, harder workouts, and consciously trying to relax are among some of the things that have helped me.

  • To be kinder to myself. Sometimes I just get a little too critical of myself.

I hope this has improved, I haven’t tried too hard, to be honest, but I think it’s better.

  • Take more risks. I’ve always been afraid of risks but there’s not a lot of fun in not taking any.

I didn’t take any big risks, which is good! But there were times I think I went out of my comfort zone and that’s the main goal!

  • Get school things organized, make a new schedule style, stay motivated, and make it more enjoyable.

Motivation for school has not been too bad this year since it’s my last year of high school I pretty much just want to get everything done! It makes it more enjoyable when you’re more motivated, too.

  • Get things together for university.

Yes!! Definitely have made huge progress with this! I will keep posting about my progress and working towards university as much as I can. You can read about my progress here!

  • Keep pushing myself in my workouts and maybe do a 5k or something like that.
I did not run a 5k but I built up a lot more strength over the year and can now run faster and for longer than before!
Completing goals is always a nice little victory. Let me know goals you’re proud of that you completed and good luck with your new goals!

P.S It’s Peri

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Goals Completed! 

Now that 2016 is over it’s time to go over the goals I had set at the start of the last year and see how I’ve done on those. The best part of setting goals!

 

2016 Goals

  1. Build arm strength. I think I did this??? I don’t lift hardcore weights but I don’t feel like I’m lacking a lot of arm strength.
  2. Do ab workouts. I did do this! And definitely feel like my core is stronger.
  3. Start doing Pilates again. Completed!
  4. Start to run. YES! This was very successful.
  5. Run at 10.6kph. This was kind of a random speed but I now run 3kph faster than that.
  6. Memorize a  yoga routine. I didn’t do any yoga. At. All.
  7. Do foot exercises to help with dance. Everyday I remember I do this!
  8. Workout outside. I walked outside a bit so I kinda did this?
  9. Stop sugar addiction. It was lessened a bit but I still really love icing.
  10. Make my own workouts. I don’t even know what I meant by this exactly.
  11. Start a health and medicine course. Did this, too!
  12. Figure out when I would “graduate” homeschooling. It wasn’t too hard to do.
  13. Save money. I barely bought anything.
  14. Get hair cut to actually like it. Yes! I went from being able to sit on it to it being shoulder length.
  15. Figure out personal style. This was so fun and a lot of work. More on this later!
  16. Build wardrobe. Still a work in progress but did this!
  17. Put outfits together. I did a few, but still need to work on this.
  18. Donate all the clothes I don’t want anymore. There was so much from several years.
  19. Dye hair crazy colours. I dip dyed it purple, then blue with pink and purple.
  20. Compliment people more. YES! I always thought it was awkward but now it’s much more natural!
  21. Get pick-ups in tap. On good days I can do them.
  22. Get flat splits. Pretty much got this, too, if I keep stretching.
  23. Stretch every night. If I’m not too tired I do.
  24. Get double pirouettes. Hahaha turns.
  25. Work on coding. I did, for like 2 weeks, then gave up.
  26. Start journalling. This was very successful.
  27. Work on photography. Started the Instagram challenges!
  28. Narrow down career choices.  Definitely did this!
  29. Draw more often. I did, a lot.
  30. Learn to skate. Not yet?!
  31. Finish the Khan Academy biology course. I did it all in 2 weeks because I procrastinated.
  32. Become 50% fluent in French on Duolingo. Now I can say all the random things Duolingo teaches.
  33. Walk outside. Yessss I walked lots in the summer.
  34. Go to a concert. Saw Troye Sivan :’)
  35. Actually stay up all night. Why was this even one of my goals?
  36. Start skin care. No still haven’t done this.
  37. Volunteer or job shadow. YES!
  38. Figure out a source of income for myself. Does money from birthday gifts count?
  39. Meet at least one online friend in person. I did this and it was great!
  40. Learn to drive. Nope, barely even read the handbook.

 

I didn’t aim too high but I got a lot done that way! So it was a pretty productive year goal wise. I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and that 2017 will bring amazing things!! Happy 2017! 🎉🎉

 

P.S. It’s Peri

2017 Goals

I really love goal setting, it’s probably the OCD in me that wants to take some control in life. Plus it’s so nice after accomplishing goals. And I think it helps me get closer to where I want to be in life? Or at least it makes me think I am, which is good enough.

 

Where I want to be in a year.

The first thing I do before setting the new goals is try to imagine where I want to be at this time next year. Where I am? What have I accomplished? Has there been major changes in my life? How do I feel? This often doesn’t actually help at all because I can barely imagine where I’m going to be tomorrow let alone a year. It also might set too high expectations, but I like to think I’m a pretty reasonable person.

For the next year I haven’t really pictured where I want to be in a year. This year I was thinking more like “If I could do this past year again, what would I do differently?” I have been craving change. I want to change lots of things this year but not go too crazy. My motto is “rebirth” and “live”.  Just improvement and change.

 

A few of the things I would like to accomplish over the coming year:

  1. To be less anxious. I’ve often struggled with anxiety so I would like to work on keeping it under control and managing stress.
  2. To be kinder to myself. Sometimes I just get a little too critical of myself.
  3. Enjoy being content more. It sounds kind of weird but I like being not happy sometimes or I take being content for granted.
  4. Take more risks. I’ve always been afraid of risks but there’s not a lot of fun in not taking any.
  5. Work harder on being social. It doesn’t just magically happen.
  6. Get school things organized, make a new schedule style, stay motivated, and make it more enjoyable.
  7. Get things together for university.
  8. Job shadow more and/or volunteer, get a job.
  9. Learn to drive!! I keep putting it off.
  10. Keep pushing myself in my workouts and maybe do a 5k or something like that.

 

Categories

I have a big binder that I write down all the goals in and can keep coming back to and see what I have accomplished and add in more. There are 12 categories I have made for myself.

  1. Health and fitness
  2. Self improvement
  3. School
  4. Career
  5. Finance
  6. Style and self care
  7. Interdependence
  8. Friends, social, relationships
  9. Creativity
  10. Fun
  11. Blog
  12. Dance

I kind of know what things I want to accomplish in each of these categories and just take a day to write out all of the goals then make a game plan to get these things done!

 

Game plan

This is the really hard part that I like to procrastinate! But if I’m feeling productive I’ll try to make a plan on how to complete these goals. I haven’t done this for this year yet, but it’s coming!

A couple months ago I read 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens ( Honestly really good but sometimes I couldn’t stand the cheesiness, I would definitely recommend reading it, though! ) and it was really helpful with tips on setting goals, prioritizing, and completing the goals.


I’ll be working on my goals for 2017 throughout the year, but this is how I’m going to start out. What are some of your new year’s goals?

 

P.S. It’s Peri