My Top 5 Goals for 2018

My Top 5 Goals for 2018

So, we are more than a week into 2018! I’m so excited honestly; the year has been off to great start, including me being nominated for my first award as a blogger, the Sunshine Blogger Award, having my best day (yet) in blog stats, and meeting so many new bloggers! I also started the spring semester of my sophomore year and am just feeling so optimistic about the new year and all of the things to come in the next 12 months. I feel a bit vulnerable putting this out there but hopefully putting these out into the universe will help them come to fruition. With that being said, here are my top 5 goals for 2018!

  1. Trust

    I think many people overlook how important it is to trust yourself. In fact, it’s kind of a hard concept to wrap your head around at first, at least it was for me! Trust that what your doing in life is what you should be doing, and if you strongly feel that you need change in your life, trust that feeling and change something. Trust that you’re making the right decisions; this can help you become less indecisive — which is definitely something I need to work on (hello, Libras!)!
  2. Confidence

    This always seems like its on everyone’s “New Year’s Resolutions” list, but its just something so important, so I understand why! Being confident can lead to so many new opportunities. It’s imperative that we are confident in ourselves, I’m mean, we’re with ourselves 24/7/365 so we might as well just believe in ourselves. We’re are our own biggest critic. That mindset has to change in 2018 – we need to become our own biggest advocate! If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?
  3. Mindfulness

    Mindfulness seemed to be a buzzword in 2017, especially when it came to mindful eating! I want to become more mindful in everything I do, and learn to appreciate things more. Simply, take it easy and be humble and patient.
  4. Endurance
    Endurance – “The capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.” We as humans go through so much; life throws so much at us, and what matters is how we handle and react to the situation. I want to be stronger and not let things get to me so easily. Stressful situations get the best of me sometimes. And to be honest? I’m sick of it. I want to learn how to control my thoughts and emotions when they seem to be spiraling out of control.
  5. Willpower

    I want the willpower to continue working hard, studying hard, and putting myself out there as I usually do as a blogger, student, and employee. But even more than that, I want to have the willpower to be able to continue eating well, doing my yoga/exercises, and to continue my newfound healthy lifestyle. The reason I say this is because last year around this time, I was at my heaviest! I felt awful about myself and it really affected me mentally. Since then, I have lost 18 pounds, which I am super proud of, but not only do I want to lose more, but I want to make sure I make this healthy lifestyle change into a life-long habit, not just a passing phase.

With Love,




  1. January 9, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Best of luck with your goals this year!

    • radxmad
      January 9, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Thank you so much!!💖

  2. January 10, 2018 / 3:35 am

    Happy New Year!

    I am loving your goals for this year and I’m sure you can smash all of them. No. 1 is definitely really important – I always say to follow your gut instinct, which can be hard at times, but saves you much hassle in the long run! I want to practice mindfulness this year as well. As Kendrick Lamar said, “Sit down. Be humble.”

    Best of luck with your goals <3

    • radxmad
      January 10, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thank you so much!! I totally agree💖

  3. January 10, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Hopping by from Twitter! Interesting blog… Finally found someone with similar taste as mine! Happy blogging!

    • radxmad
      January 10, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      Thank you!! You too😊

  4. January 12, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I love your thoughtful goals. I am also planning to implement mindful eatin. I started that last year and hopefully will continue. Wish you a fabulous year ahead.

    • radxmad
      January 12, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much! You too!!

  5. Magalys
    January 13, 2018 / 12:13 am

    I love how you personalized your goals to fit you

    • radxmad
      January 13, 2018 / 12:24 am

      Thank you!

  6. January 13, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Lovely little post xx

    • radxmad
      January 13, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you!

  7. February 5, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Really great post! I’m loving your 2018 goals. I like that it’s different from the usual New Year’s resolution list!

    • madisonheise
      February 6, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Thank you so much!! That means a lot (:

  8. February 24, 2018 / 6:29 pm


    I’m from Michigan, too!

    Anyway, I love the idea behind this post. Instead of the usual things; lose weight, get a new job, make more money, learn a new language, I love that you chose really specific things to improve in yourself! Learning trust and confidence are some of my top goals, as well!

    • madisonheise
      February 25, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Oh hello fellow Michigander!! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked the post(: It’s so cool you chose some similar things to work on this year too!

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