2018 Goals

Hey guys!

Since posting my 2017 in Review, I received a lot of messages inquiring what my goals for next year would be with the addition of our son.

2018 is going to be a year filled with new obstacles to overcome as well as new lessons to be learnt. Honestly, I have no clue how I am going to handle a baby; am I afraid? Yes, terrified. Am I excited? Even more so.

My goals for 2018 are focused on bettering myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Below I have listed my biggest focuses for the coming year-

  • To have insecurities and doubts, acknowledge them, and then let them go.

I usually let my negative thoughts consume me and want to work on that. As a mother, I am sure I will have many notions that will make me doubt myself, but I will not be an effective parent until I am confident in my decisions and believe in myself.

  • To listen to advice from people about how to raise my child, but to come to my own conclusions and follow what I believe is best.

It is easy to become overwhelmed when everyone and their moms want to give you “just one piece of advice” which usually turns into a whole list of do’s and don’ts. People will judge you no matter what decision you make so there’s no point in trying to please everyone. I have found that it is best to focus on what is most appropriate for myself and my family and that will most definitely be the best decision.

  • To be balanced in my health.

As I embark on this new chapter in my life, I want to be an example for my son on what healthy living looks like. I want to eat salads and quinoa but also have an ice cream cone when we go out. I want to workout and go on jogs and hikes, but also spend Sundays doing nothing but watching movies in bed. I want to focus on nourishing both my body and soul.

  • To pray 5 times a day.

This is something that I have been working on for a couple years now, but want to continue to make a hard effort to achieve. I get caught up in life sometimes- I will be out shopping or at someone’s house and the thought to pray will not even cross my mind. Even if I am in a situation where I cannot pray (and I really shouldn’t be) I want to at least remember that I have this responsibility that needs to be upheld. I find that days I do pray are days that I have a sense of calm within myself. My anxiety is less and I am happier- it is something I have a duty to do as a Muslim, and want to make sure it is something constantly on my mind.

  • Spend an hour a day focusing on myself.

This could mean working out, shopping, meditating, or taking a bubble bath. I want to ensure I spend time on making myself happy and doing something for me everyday.

That’s all! 2018 is the year for me to become content as a human being and work on bettering my soul and body. I want to be the best version of myself without constraining myself to specific goals and deadlines.

What are some of your goals for the new year? I would love to hear them!


Talk to you guys soon ❤


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