Like everyone else at this time of year, I do try to set new goals for myself. I sort of do this all year long - If there is room for improvement I really try to tackle it when I notice it. When I started to think of the things I wanted to work on in 2018, I realized it's pretty much the same as last year and the year before. (I'm sure that echos a lot of people's feelings!)

It caught my attention that some people choose a word for the year, or a personal mantra or mission statement. I've also heard it called a Push goal. It's your main mission-the one all your other little goals lead you to. This really resonated with me! 

Over the summer, I saw a quote somewhere. It read: "Do Something Today, That You'll Thank Yourself For Tomorrow." I've really been thinking about what that means, and while I have tried to implement that from time to time, I decided I'd like to make that my mission statement for 2018! 

Do something today, that you will thank yourself for tomorrow!
In the small things:
Honestly, I think I'm going to use this the most in little ways! It's the small actions each day that will add up to bigger results. I don't even think you have to wait a whole day to see the benefits. Just do something simple now, that you will appreciate later. 

- Rinsing dishes as soon as I'm done with them = I won't have to work harder later when things are stuck on them. 
- Not sinking into the couch, and spending a few extra minutes tidying the house = I will have less to do in the morning and I can enjoy my breakfast without rushing. 
- Doing my workout first thing in the morning = It's done! I can go about the rest of my day feeling great about that, and not have to try to fit it in some other time. 
- Going ahead and tossing the food we know we aren't going to eat as leftovers = not having to toss them another day and having a stinking fridge! Haha! 
- Bringing my camera with me = I would have so much more to share on the blog if I actually took pictures! 

In bigger ways:
This can go so much further than tomorrow. It can mean doing something now that I will thank myself for 5, 10, or 50 years from now. 

- Following through with proper skin care routines = great skin when I'm older.
- Saving money = My future self can enjoy trips or my way in the future self will have an easier retirement. 
- Making those doctor and dentist appointments that are hard to make for some reason = regular visits are important for your future self! 
 - Try that new hobby or craft you've been wanting to = you might actually be good at it, but you need to start now to know! 

The more I think about this quote, the more things I jot down to help me achieve this goal. When I succeed, I feel so accomplished and thankful. Downright, proud! Why not give yourself more opportunities to be proud of yourself!? 

Leave a comment below if you have ever dedicated a word of the year or have set a personal mission statement! Tell me what you are working on in 2018, even if it's something small! 

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