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This year our goal is to take action to change our lives. And this means no more simple resolutions or wish list. Instead, we are going to make a plan and stick to it!

Do you know why?

Because simply saying “I want to ….” is not going to make anything happen but saying “I am going to … and here’s everything I need to do to make it happen” will change your life!

So this year, we are not going to make resolutions but instead a solid plan.

1. Find Your Theme

Every year I like to start with one or two words to define the changes I would like to make. 

Two years ago my words were Success + Happiness. While last year it was Purpose.

I have focused most of my time on finding new ways to become happier and I have to say that I have learned so much about living with anxiety and depression.

So this year I decided that my word will be INTENTION. I want to be mindful of the impact of my actions. For example, I just bought Reusable Bamboo Cotton Pads.

So what about you?

Here are a few themes that you might like:

  • Me (self-care)
  • Adventures
  • Being Intentional
  • Serenity
  • Freedom
  • Finding myself
  • Communication
  • Living with less

Finish this sentence  and write in the comments:

2019 will be the year of _______

2. Select your areas of focus

Once you know what your theme is going to be, you can narrow it down to areas of your life that you would like to improve.

Think about which specific areas you want to work on to improve your life. It can be anything from your finances to personal growth.

It’s important to first think about what are areas in your life you would like to improve, it will make it easier to decide which new habits and goals you should focus on next year.

For example, one of my areas of focus is fitness, therefore I decided that one of the new habits I want to implement in 2019 is to create a new workout routine and stick to it!

See it’s easy. First, find the problem then come up with a solution.

You will find a list of 26 suggestions for areas you can improve your life and also add your own to the free workbook!

3. Chose 12 goals and habits

Now that you know which areas of your life can be improved, let’s find ways to make it happen!

You can decide to implement a new habit in your life, like writing in a diary every night to help you sleep or just go for a specific goal like a 30 day no spending challenge if you want to improve your finances or save money for a trip.

There are so many things you can do!

In the workbook, you will be able to write down 12 habits or goals. Select how often you will work on it: is it going to be daily, weekly or monthly?

I would also recommend taking notes on why you want to accomplish it, how it’s going to impact your life and plan how you are going to make it happen! At the end of the workbook, you will find checklists to use if you want to be more specific 😉

4. Create a bucket list

Planning 2019 is not just about goals and habits, but also about having fun and take care of yourself!

So one very important step is to create a bucket list.

I would recommend to print it and put it on your fridge so you are reminded to have fun during the year.

You can also send it to your friends and family to do some activities together!

So close your eyes and think about things that you have postponed, things that scare you to do and things that just sound fun and write it down in your workbook.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Travel somewhere
  • Jump from a plane
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Learn a new instrument
  • Participate in a talent show
  • Start a blog
  • Run a marathon
  • Try Archery
  • Surprise someone
  • Fly in hot-air balloon

5. Monthly Check-in

Now that you know everything that you want to accomplish in 2019, let’s make it happen!

All you have to do is use the monthly check-in pages of the workbook and keep track of your activity.

First, select which item from your bucket list you are going to cross off.

After, decide which new goal or habit you are going to focus on during the month. Is it going to be daily, weekly or monthly?

Then, all you have to do is check the box for every day you are working on something!

Remember, you don’t want to overwhelm yourself so only add a new habit to your life when you feel ready. If it takes you more than a month, it’s okay, just take your time and make it happen!

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Download the planner and share your theme and goals for 2019 in the comments!


Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Donna Rose

    January 1, 2019 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Thank You for your inspiring words and works!

    • Julie

      January 1, 2019 at 6:17 pm Reply

      Happy New year Donna!

  • Farrah

    January 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Living minimally.

    • Julie

      January 24, 2019 at 8:52 pm Reply

      That’s a good one! How are you planning to make it happen?

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