Freakishly organised as I am, I already have a general idea of where I want to go in 2019. However, for the first time in my life I have a full time job which makes extensive travel a little bit harder. Therefore, I have decided to set myself travel goals for 2019. I find goal setting extremely positive and generally, it seems to work. Obviously, everyone is different. But if you haven’t heard of goal setting, the law of attraction or positive affirmations I recommend you give them a go! So to get you started I’m going to talk you through my 2019 travel goals and how to make goal setting work for you.
MY 2019 TRAVEL GOALS
Achieve a Healthy Work Travel Balance – I have recently started working full time. In fact, it’s my first full time job and it is taking me a sec to get used to! I was absolutely knackered for around the first two weeks. So, in 2019 I want to focus on maintaining a healthy work travel balance because really, I work to live not live to work!
Travel to Six Countries – slightly more modest than 2018’s visit six NEW countries goal. But considering I am employed this seemed realistic with some decent forward planning and thrifty Bank Holiday usage. I already have a few trips booked so I have high hopes this one will be achieved, if not over achieved! Fingers crossed, I’m projecting lot’s of adventure.
Stick to a Budget – I want to start saving money for a house deposit, so grown up I know. But I think it is a good idea even though settling down isn’t a priority right now. I am sure future me will thank current me for considering where I am going to live. To start, I will begin taking a packed lunch to work and cut down on my takeaway coffee purchases. It also means I’ll be travelling on a budget, which to be fair, I do usually anyway. But it will be more of a focus and consideration when choosing where to go.
Look After Myself – my justification (not that it really needs justifying) is if I am a happy and healthy human all of my other goals will become a lot easier to achieve and maybe even just fall into place. So I want to become a yoga bunny and start drinking a lot more water. I will also aim to hike, kayak and try new sports while I am travelling.
HOW TO MAKE GOAL SETTING WORK FOR YOU
To make goal setting work for you, you have to make your goals achievable and empowering. I used to make the mistake of setting unachievable New Years resolutions and it was demoralising. According to the Law of Attraction what you put out into the universe will make its way back to you. So try to be as positive as possible. By writing goals down you are saying to the universe you want/ are going to achieve these things. You can even write the goals as if you have already achieved them. My favourite law of attraction blog is by Sarah Prout. However, what works for you will be different to what works for me. I couldn’t stand The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, which is one of the most famous books on the law of attraction and acts as a bible for many of my friends. Definitely do a little research on the theory if you haven’t come across it before. It’s very inspiring and a little inspiration never goes amiss!
And to end this post and, indeed the year I have to ask… where did 2018 go?! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯