2018 is upon us and it’s time to make our goals and resolutions for next year. For the girl boss, deciding on just a few goals can be difficult, but here are six to get you started!

  1. Get a planner – and use it. 

It is difficult to achieve goals and keep up with social events, meetings, and even the scheduled vacations without having it written down. There are many different types of planners and run for many different prices that you can get at everywhere from Target to Amazon. Shop around until you are able to find one that is functional for you and fits into your lifestyle.

  1. Remove toxic relationships from your life

Leave toxic people and relationships behind in 2017 by taking a look at who is in your life. If someone is not in your life cheering you on, encouraging you, or pushing you to be a better person, you should decide if they are someone you want in your life. In 2018, make an effort to surround yourself with people who truly care about you and want you to succeed.

  1.  Find a mentor

Challenge yourself to find a mentor who will be able to help you navigate your professional life and can help you expand your network. It is important to find someone who is in a place or has a skill area you want to grow in. By working with them to make you better, you can understand how to grow and better reach your goals.

  1. Challenge yourself to find something new

Is there something you have been wanting try? A skill you have been wanting to attain? 2018 is the perfect time to learn it. By challenging yourself to do something new, you can expand your skill set, maybe have a new adventure, or even find a new hobby.

  1. Read a book – or ten.

Reading is not only good for your mind, but can help you learn new ideas and explore new worlds. FFL has you covered when deciding which books to read. You can find all of the lists here. You can even find advice for making time in your schedule with A Busy Girl’s Guide For Making Time To Read.

  1. Minimize

In order to keep yourself as productive as possible, it’s best to remove distractions from your life. Remove clothes from your wardrobe you have not worn in the past year. Go through your shoes and room. This not only opens up the space to fill it with new things you will find this year, but also open up space to clear your mind and life. Less clutter and clothes also makes getting ready quicker.

2018 has the possibility to be great. Every girl boss has the opportunity to take that chance. Take some time before this year ends to make your goals and resolutions and get ready to make it a great year!

Bailey L
Bailey is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who enjoys writing, traveling, and coffee. When she isn't working, you can find her with her nose in a book or planning her next adventure.

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