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I Had No Goals Set This Year

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It is that time of the year when you starting taking stock of what have you done and what have you achieved in the last 12 months. I usually have few but clear goals each year, but while pondering over the events of 2018 I realized that it was one of those rare years of my adult life when I had absolutely no yearly goals set. You know how American students have a concept of 'GAP' year between their high school and college. I guess, I applied the same concept to my life this year. 

As some one who is supremely goal oriented and driven by lists and organizers, I set myself free from it all this past year. Besides my life goals which pretty much will stay consistent till I die, I decided to take decisions in the moment and live in present in 2018. And a year later, I am happy to report that I have never been more relaxed and at peace before. 

I have no complaints. I have no disappointments. I am not burnt out. And I do not need to recharge and relax. I was successfully able to incorporate down time with my busy time throughout the year. I did whatever was the need of the hour, but I also carved out time for myself to unwind and relax. 2018 was when I truly put myself first. I did not let guilt, stress or comparison run my life. I actively listened to my brain and body and did what truly was in sync with my sensibilities and lifestyle.

I had a successful reading year. As of today I have read 105 books and probably will end up reading 5 more before the year ends. 

I had a successful podcasting year. My podcast was chosen as one of the top 8 new podcasts to be launched by iTunes.

I had a fit year. I worked out 4-5 times most weeks (barring travel). And I am stronger than ever before. I have successfully stayed off Sugar for last 10 months. 

Also, this was my most successful blogging year so far. 

Just because I did not set any specific goals, does not mean I was slacking. It just means that I have goals which last longer than a year's duration. But also, that I am able to work hard and achieve results even without implementing conventional way of viewing life.

I guess, the point I am trying to make is that it is okay to not do what you have always done. It is okay to not have clear goals. It is also okay to not know where you are headed. As long as you can see the bigger picture and constantly strive to follow your passions, you will find your path as you move forward. That's my 2018 in a nutshell. How was your 2018?

These are pictures from my trip to Istanbul in 2017. They never made it to the blog. Hence! 
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  1. Congrats on doing so well with your goals! 10 months without sugar is absolutely amazing! Sugar is in so much food, it must be really difficult to stay away from it! Congrats on a fabulous 2018 and looking forward to 2019!


  2. I didn't make any "resolutions" or anything like that this past year either. I've always found that I enjoy life more when I don't make myself feel bad about not reaching certain goals! But it sounds like you still had a great year.

  3. You are so amazing! I didn't have any "resolutions" this year but I had a list of things I wanted to do more and less of. Traveling is always the best part of my year :)

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

  4. It sounds like you've had a successful year! I still cant believe how long you've gone without sugar - such an accomplishment!

    xx Mollie

  5. Wow you have accomplished so much in 2018! Can't wait to see what you do in 2019!! Keep up the awesome work!!

    xoxo Sarah

  6. I didn't make any resolutions either but yet I find I accomplish more that way! Cheers to a fabulous 2018!


  7. My 2018 was really good too! No specific goals but just like you, I still kept working hard! You definitely accomplished a lot!


  8. Congrats to you! This is the first year I set solid goals and stuck to them - making it my most successful year as a blogger yet!

  9. Wow!I needed to read this. My lists never seem to stop and I tend to focus on those before the important things in life. Thank you for sharing!


  10. Good for you. You've obviously figured out how to live and are doing it. Too many people talk about success but fail to actually achieve it. Less talk, more walk!

  11. Sounds like you truly made the most of your year! Congrats on creating a podcast and getting the honor of being one of the best!

  12. I had goals set for 2018 but I haven't looked back to see how I did. I don't think I will set any goals for 2019 because I want to enjoy the moment and see what I get accomplished.

  13. sounds like a successful year!! your trip to istanbul looked like so much fun!

  14. You had such a good year! I never set NYR, I don't like limiting myself in that way!

  15. So interesting! I love this idea of just focusing on you!


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