It may be hard to believe, but we’re nearing the end of 2022. In a little less than 150 days, we’ll be saying goodbye to this year and hello to a brand new one.
These last few weeks of summer are when people tend to bump their unfinished goals and dreams to the following year. Rather than making the most of the time we have left, we wait for a fresh start that never really comes. Each new year comes with its own unique set of challenges and obstacles, so why let those get in the way of the goals and dreams you can still achieve today?
Have you accomplished all of the things you wanted to do this year? Have you taken any risks or tried new experiences outside your comfort zone? If not, there’s still time! If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that life is short, and we can’t afford to take anything for granted.
So, what’s on your year-end bucket list? What big tasks have you been putting off that you’re finally ready to tackle? What new experience do you want to try before the year is over? I want to help you make the most of 2022, so here are some tips for how to reach your goals by maximizing the rest of the year.
Make an End-of-the-Year List of Goals
Get out a piece of paper or open up a Google Doc and start brainstorming all the things you want to accomplish before the end of the year. This list can be as big or small as you want, but it’s important to write them down so you have a physical (or digital) reminder of what you’re working towards.
When making your list, consider the following:
- Is there a professional goal you’d like to achieve?
- What exciting new experiences would you like to have?
- What’s something that scares you, and how can you overcome it?
- What’s something you’ve been putting off for far too long?
- What would make you feel proud and accomplished by the end of the year?
Don’t forget to be specific! Rather than writing, “try something new,” come up with an activity or experience that you’ve been curious about. This makes it much easier to take action and achieve your goals.
Let Go of the Little Things
In order to make room for your end-of-the-year goals, you may need to let go of some of the little things. This doesn’t mean you have to abandon all of your commitments and obligations, but you might need to be more selective with how you spend your time. If something isn’t serving you or helping you achieve your goals, it might be time to let it go.
This can be a difficult process, but it’s important to remember that we only have so much time and energy. You don’t want to look back on this year with regret, wondering why you didn’t make more time for the experiences that mattered most because you let little things get in the way.
Begin by making a list of the activities and commitments you have in your life right now. Then, take a much closer look at each one and decide if it’s something you really want or need to keep in your life. If not, let it go!
Pick a Goal (or 2 or 3!)
Now that you’ve made your end-of-the-year list and let go of the things that are holding you back, it’s time to take action! Everyone’s schedule is different, so if you’re only able to choose one goal, that’s okay! The number of items on your list doesn’t matter; what matters is that you made a commitment to yourself and intend to see it through. Just pick something that you’re really passionate about and go for it!
Develop Your Strategy
The final step is to develop the strategy you’ll use to achieve your end-of-the-year goals. This will look different for everyone, but it’s important to have some sort of plan in place so you can stay on track.
Remember, your goals should be specific, so your plan of action should be too. If your goal is to try something new, what exactly are you going to do? Are you going to take a cooking class? If so, where and what kind of cuisine would you like to try? Do you want to try rock climbing? Great! Do some research on the best places to go near you and schedule your first session.
Ask yourself, “what do I need to do to make this happen this year?” and then write down the necessary steps to make it happen. It’s also helpful to include due dates or timelines for each step so you can hold yourself accountable.
One of the best things about setting end-of-the-year goals is that it gives you permission to be bold. This is your chance to take a risk, try something new, and step outside your comfort zone. So go for it! The worst that can happen is you end up not liking it, and you never have to do it again. But who knows, you may just surprise yourself and end up loving it! You’ll never know unless you try.
This could be the year where you end up accomplishing more than you ever thought possible. So don’t wait; get started on your end-of-the-year goals today! You won’t regret it.
Consider a Boudoir Photography Session
As the end of the year approaches, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a boudoir photography session! This is an amazing way to document your personal growth through 2022 and celebrate your achievements. It’s also a great experience to add to your end-of-the-year bucket list if you’re looking for something new to try.
Boudoir photography is all about empowering women of all shapes and sizes to celebrate their bodies and feel confident in their own skin. It’s a chance to take risks, step outside your comfort zone, and do something for yourself that you’ll never regret.