At this time of year I always like to carve out time to reflect on what went well throughout the year and what needs improvement. 

This past year was a year of many firsts for me-- I made my first television show appearance on Great Day Washington in D.C. speaking about intrinsic motivation and workouts you can do at home to jumpstart your day. I presented a 12 week seminar series covering topics in movement, healthy eating, and mindfulness for an amazing company and group of people in Venice, California in addition to continuing classes and seminars at other companies. I took my coaching business completely online, and on top of my services I also hosted people from around the world as an Airbnb host.

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It's been an exciting year! Every endeavor has pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow on all levels.  

The duality of so many exciting new beginnings at once was trying to stay focused, organized, and avoid burn out. At times, I found myself losing focus and becoming overwhelmed mainly because I wanted everything to be PERFECT. 

I encountered some personal health challenges in the Spring that added to anxiety and emotional ups and downs. But, geez am I grateful for that experience too as it taught me the importance of patience, balance, and harmony. I took time to restore myself in nature, meditation, yoga, and indulge in personal development at points throughout the year to keep the harmony. 

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In 2018 I  am committed to being extremely focused and maintain balance in all areas of my life not just business. I am consciously choosing to not follow my usual pattern of typing up a lengthy list of goals and then berating myself if I do not exceed them. I am so much more concerned with  savoring moments in 2018. Presence and enjoyment are my keywords this year. 

As I was working through my new approach for goal-setting to maintain I came up with a little acronym to help discern what goals are most meaningful and useful to myself, others, and the world at large and which ones to save for later or let go of completely. 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW TO GAIN TEMPO (with a double E) in 2018. 
 

This year I choose to create balance and harmony in all areas of my life.
— Kelly Gonzalez Affirmation