Short Term Goals For January, 2019
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5 Short Term Goals For January, 2019

Long and difficult New Year's Resolutions can lead to disappointment and unrealistic expectations. Here are some more manageable, doable goals for 2019.

5 Short Term Goals For January, 2019

With every new year comes a new list of resolutions on how to improve and enjoy a better year than the previous one. These goals can often be lengthy, and rendered obsolete by the second week. It is much more effective to incrementally work on goals, splitting them up by month, and even by week. So, here are 5 short term goals for January, 2019, to get the new year off on the right foot!

1. Drink more water!

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This is an extremely important part of our health as human beings, so it is a FANTASTIC goal for the month of January! It is recommended that we drink approximately 64 oz of water per day, and that is a lot, so try to increase the amount of water by small increments to get to this ultimate goal. While you're doing activities such as watching TV or doing homework, have a water bottle close by so you can increase your ounces without even thinking about it.

2. Meditate once per week

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Mindful meditation is extremely healing for the mind and body, so I would definitely recommend making this a priority for the start of 2019. With apps like Calm, guided meditation has never been so easy or convenient. I, personally, like to turn on a Calm meditation right before I go to sleep. It helps me calm (no pun intended) my thoughts and get me ready for bedtime.

3. Keep a journal

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So, you want to continue documenting what's going on in your life but you want to stay off social media. Luckily, there is a solution for that! Journaling is a great way to express your thoughts and document your life without the toxicity and harm social media can bring. Writing a page in your diary every night before bed is a great way to reflect on the day and stay off your phone before turning in for the night.

4. Increase your fruit and veggie intake

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This resolution will look slightly different for each person. If you already eat plenty of produce; that's awesome! Or if, like most people, you struggle with getting enough fruits and veg, try increasing the amount of produce you eat by one serving. In other words, add one fruit and one veggie to your meals for the day. This goal is attainable and will help you make a healthy change to your diet.

5. Read one book for pleasure

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Going along with the theme of staying off our phones, reading for pleasure is a great way to pass the free time, and relax. Setting a goal of reading one book for the month of January is practical, and will hopefully help you relax and immerse yourself in a great story.

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