It’s that time of year again. Everyone is thinking about their dreams and goals so we chatted to Tess Begg for tips on goal setting for 2020 and it turns out she knows a thing or two about it. If you haven’t made time to set some goals yet it is not too late. Grab a friend and keep each other accountable!
What will you be doing in 2020 that you didn’t do last year?
Getting into a routine! I have been out of routine for quite some time and this year I am ready to get back into a healthy, consistent routine focusing on sleep and nutrition. I also want to focus more on taking time off from being on technology. I feel like after the holidays, I have been on my phone way too much and need a detox from it haha.
This is a big time of the year for goal setting, do you have any tips on how to see results or achieve goals?
Set goals that motivate you, be specific and make a visual plan. Write down your short term and long term goals on paper and brain storm what you will need to do to achieve them. Start with daily goals, weekly goals and monthly goals and have 1 or 2 long term yearly goals. Focus on goals that are inspiring and ones you can act on and will want to act on. Reflect on the goals each day or week and note down your progress. Everything is always easier when you have it written in front of you, instead of in your head where you are thinking of 101 things.
What are you loving eating right now?
Definitely Mexican style food! I especially love making a burrito bowl (rice or quinoa, beans, salad, tortilla chips, avocado) topped with a coconut dressing made from coconut yogurt, lime juice and salt!
What was something you did for the first time in 2019?
Not to be a negative Nancy but I cannot think of anything else that was a first time for me other than this. For the first time I had to experience saying goodbye to a beloved pet, Mickey. This experience was insanely difficult to deal with and has definitely made me realise how precious and important life is and to treasure every moment with your loved ones.
One for your young fans: Do you think social media is a viable career option for young people? Or do you think they will find it hard to make money or grow an audience.
When I first started in 2015 it was quite easy as it was new to everyone, whereas now it’s over-saturated with the same things. It can be difficult and discouraging if you are not seeing progress, but I think if you truly want it, you can make it happen. Even if you focus on social media part time and do it for fun to learn about the process of creating what you love. It is the internet though, so have a back up plan in case!
You recently released an amazing looking cookbook full of vegan treats. How often do you eat these delicious foods and stay in such great shape?
Thank you! I love to enjoy the creations I make but I also have my partner and family to help demolish the treats haha. As much as I love desserts, recipe testing for a year and eating chocolate for breakfast most days has definitely reduced my sweet tooth, so 1 serving of whatever I make does the job.
You can follow Tess on Instagram @tessbegg