I didn’t meet all my goals for 2018, and that’s fine.
About a year ago I wrote my “Conscious Lifestyle Goals for 2018”, and discussed my dislike for resolutions as opposed to goals. To me I didn’t want to be confined to a resolution and the feeling of failure that so often accompanies them. Instead I wanted to set goals for myself because I believe “goals guide you in the direction you want to head in and allow you to enjoy the process”. And throughout the year I saw just that.
As I went after my 2018 sustainable goals, which you can check out here, I learned:
The local mail services don’t care about my “No Junk Mail” message and I’m not sure what would happen to the junk mail if it didn’t end up in my box. Would it be thrown away any way? Would they actually print less because of me? Idk but I want to figure that out.
That not having a car in San Diego would be incredibly difficult. Walking, carpooling, driving less etc. will be my best options instead of completely giving up my car for now.
Decreasing my shopping waste is easier than I expected! I just need to find solutions to avoid plastic when I buy nut milks, butter, and cheeses. (Maybe I’ll take better advantages of farmer’s markets this year?)
It’s crazy how many discounts and complements you get for bringing your own mug to coffee shops!
My favorite zero-waste swap was my menstrual products! (post later on in the year about this)
San Diego doesn’t have a well developed composting system and I will probably have to try something on my own.
I became vegetarian and I love it!
The term ‘Zero-Waste’ has become too confined and I prefer the term low-waste now.
Saying ‘No’ has become easier.
I can always learn about being more mindful about myself, people, and the planet
But that was 2018, let’s jump into 2019.
This year I had a goal setting party, which I think will become a new New Years Tradition! A few of my closest friends got together to take the the time to discuss:
what is most important in our lives
what direction we want to go and why
Brainstorm ways we can actually help one another.
In other words is was nothing short than powerful.
A lot of my goals are pretty personal this year and are more holistic than the last, but a few of them are:
Create a vermicompost
Have a consistent self care day 1x a week
Being more intentional about who I spend my time with
Learn 20 new recipes that either from scratch, vegan, authentic Mexican/Soul Food and/or seasonal
Become involved with local, community sustainability initiatives
Read 3 sustainability books
And Like I said, these are my own personal goals and some are continuations from 2018. If you’re new to the sustainability journey and need help knowing where to start, here are a few goal inspirations to check out:
Conscious Lifestyle Goals for 2018 by ThatCurlyTop
13 Easy Zero Waste Resolutions You Can Make For 2018" by Trash is for Tossers
5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint by ThatCurlyTop
Our Strategies for Creating a Mindful Morning Routine by The Good Trade
How to Set Mindful Goals for the New Year - And Achieve Them by The Good Trade
How was your 2018?
What are your 2019 goals?
Let me know!