Life At Relish: Our 2018 Resolutions and Goals

We asked the Relish team what their 2018 resolutions and goals were this year and how things are going so far. Here’s what they had to report:

I started the year with a resolution to do some form of short, high-intensity interval training (like the NY Times 7-Minute Workout) every morning before I get ready to start my workday. As of the writing of this post, I’ve been doing okay at it – but not great, often opting for a little extra sleep or a less-rushed breakfast instead. Even so, on the days when I don’t get that workout in, I try not to beat myself up over it so I can start the next day with refreshed resolve, rather than guilt. I remain committed to the goal!

I set some exercise goals for this year moving forward. I hesitate to call it a “New Year’s Resolution” because that makes it feel like something with annual limits. So, this year, I set a lifestyle resolution. I am working with a trainer on not only increasing the quality of my exercise regiment but also taking it more seriously. So far so good (albeit a little sore). I also set a goal to delve deeper into my passions, and take them more seriously too. That also seems to be producing some great results.

I set a few goals to accomplish this year, but two of my personal goals are to read a new book once a month and travel more. The past few years, my goals have been strictly business/career related, but we all need work-life balance. So, this year I’m challenging myself to unplug every now and then to enjoy a book and travel the world a bit more.

I, like a lot of people, have a renewed commitment to exercising this year. It’s been going well so far. I exercised pretty consistently the first couple of weeks in January and went on a snowboarding trip the third week of January. 2018 is going to be a fit year!

I am not really a New Year’s resolution person as I typically set overarching quarterly personal and professional goals and check against them monthly and weekly. I do use the end of the year to reflect on goals I’ve accomplished. I also have now implemented a two-week “mental check out’ period between Christmas and the first week in January by taking a vacation. This always helps me press reset, and I come back refreshed and motivated to hit the ground running for the new year.

My goal for the start of the new year was to get some new shoes because it’s been a couple of years. I’m glad to say that I’ve made good on that resolution by buying two more pairs of casual shoes for work, two pairs of sneakers for exercising and a pair of dress shoes.

This year’s focus is self-care. In January, I completed the Whole 30 eating plan, and I’m slowly reintroducing foods to see how my body responds. Completing the plan was a huge accomplishment for me, and I had many NSVs (non-scale victories)! I’m also spending a lot of time on Skillshare finding creative classes to exercise the right side of my brain. Current interests are photography and watercolor!

My resolution this year is to draw more! Sketching with pencil and paper always helps me refine and clarify my ideas before I commit them to a computer screen.


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