I Set Realistic Goals
My goal was an encompassing one: to feel more in love with myself through eating more mindfully, stepping outside of my fitness comfort zone, and taking more time to broaden my intellect. They say that there are a few ways to improve your chances of reaching any goal; that includes writing them down and being specific with what you want to accomplish. I defaulted to the famous "S.M.A.R.T. goal" rules, which stands for goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound.
With that in mind, I bought myself a new bullet journal — my first ever — and spent countless hours crafting beautiful pages. There are many pages dedicated to simply documenting my life, but also a handful of goal-oriented pages that helped me stay on track.