I always find July as a really nice midway point through the year where you can take a step back from life and assess what you have achieved this year to date and what you want to achieve for the rest of the year. The first half of 2019 has been a major year so far for me. Lots changed, both good and bad – reflecting on the good alone, in the first half of 2019:
- I bought a new car
- Successfully passed my driving test – it has been a long time coming
- Officially made it through one out of two years of barrister training
- Completely transitioned into my new full time role in work and in doing so worked on a number of interesting projects
- Staffed another NMUN conference in New York and successfully ran a committee of over 200 delegates – big thing after the experience and drama of last year (a blog post of its own)
- Re-embraced exercise
That said, 2019 has had a number of hiccups and bumps along the way but I am still thriving and that’s one of my biggest takeaways from the first half of 2019. No matter what gets you down, you reassess and you can and will pick yourself back up again.
Sometimes I can feel like I am accomplishing nothing but yet working ALL the time and always on the go. To combat this, I thought it would be interesting to set some new goals. So here are my 6 month goals:
- Don’t go two days in a row without exercising – to keep this maintainable I plan to work in yoga and some long walks, not every piece of exercise needs to be intense but the idea is to ensure that I keep moving. Watch out for my #workoutwednesdays series on Instagram!
- Become more disciplined – this applies to a number of things in life for the rest of 2019. I need to become more disciplined in how I divide out time for my studies; for personal projects; with food and exercise routine and much more! To do this, I plan on continuing to utilise my bullet journal to track everything!
- Continue to improve my French – I go through spats of being super good at using Duolingo every day to practice my French but I need to be more constant so I am going to be realistic and ensure that I practice at least 3 times per week.
- Set a savings goal – I am unsure how much and I don’t want to commit to an amount considering how much outgoings I have at the moment (training to become a barrister is not cheap 🙁 )but I need to get back to saving or at least budgeting each month. So from September onward I plan on planning out my expenses for each month in advance as much as possible.
- Read more – so far in 2019 with studies and all other work I have managed to read just 3 books and I am currently now on my 4th. I plan to hopefully get through 20 books this year so it shall be a busy summer of reading ahead!
- Go offline more – learning to switch off and I mean actually switch off will be a big part of the rest of this year for me!
Stay tuned for a progress report 🙂
What are your goals for the rest of 2019?