How I Improved This Week
Taking advantage of the New Year mindset
For 2022 I have many goals that I am looking to achieve this year. The majority of my goals focus on my financial wellness. Other than those specific goals, this year I want to focus on my hobbies and health.
As much as I love having a 9–5 job. Since I left the comfort of college almost 4 years ago, I have had a hard time keeping up with my hobbies. During college, I was writing, reading, and working out constantly. Since I have been out in the real world, I have had a hard time being consistent with these loves of mine. Especially when I was working as a full-time content writer. When I came home from that job, writing was the LAST thing that I wanted to do.
So, anyway, I have decided to start this weekly series where I will write down ways that I improved this week. Hopefully, this series will help me stay consistent with my goals, but I also hope that it helps someone feel motivated.
Ways That I Improved This Week.
- I ran 5 miles this week.
- Drank morning tea instead of coffee.
- I wrote 3 articles on Medium
- I wrote 5,000 words in my novel.
- I journaled every day.
- No-spend week.
Why Do These Make Me Feel Like I Improved?
Before the pandemic, I was really into health and fitness. Constantly at the gym and was running all of the time. To the point where I ran 5 miles once which had been a huge goal of mine for a long time. Well, during the pandemic, I have lost that. I haven’t been running consistently, if at all. So, this year a goal of mine is to start running again.
Last Sunday, I downloaded the Nike Run Club app and did 3 runs this week. These added up to 5 miles total. The most I have done in…a long time. So this really felt like huge self-improvement towards my fitness goals for the year.
Along with health and fitness, I cut down on caffeine this week. I started drinking morning tea instead of coffee because my sister who is studying to be a dietician told me it should help improve my gut and hormone health. I honestly do feel a lot better for doing this and will continue to make that switch.
The other way that I improved was writing a lot. I wrote 3 articles for Medium this week and was accepted into a publication. I actually enjoyed writing this week and kept finding time to do it. Plus, this week I hit over halfway on my word count goal for the novel I’m writing.
My other goals include financial wellness. This week, I spent time journaling and creating organizational tools to keep track of my finances. Along with that, I didn’t spend any money that wasn’t for necessities. I find this to be a huge win for myself. I was able to have a no-spend week!
How I Feel
I feel extremely accomplished after this first week into the New Year. We are 1/52 weeks in and I have spent one working fully towards self-improvement. I hope to keep up this motivation throughout the coming weeks. I didn’t do absolutely everything I wanted to this week, but I did a lot. I am working to focus on the positives rather than the negatives. Plus, it’s all about baby steps if you want long-term results.
So, how are you working on self-improvement this week?