I promised that I would keep every one up to date with my goals for this year. I have already found a few hiccups in my plan, but that is the beauty of goals, you can always reevaluate to make them more attainable.
The thing that I am seeing a change in is how I see the goals. I am more lax, while still keeping my eye on the prize. I have removed the guilt and realised that I do have limitations and that my goals need to suit me, not anyone else. I also noticed that on the days when I sat down and wrote myself a to do list, that I was achieving more. Without that guiding me, I was kind of floundering and not really getting a whole lot done.
Overall, during January, I had probably as many hits as I did misses. I was surprised actually at the things that I completed and the things that went to the wayside. The online stuff really fell to the wayside, including my study.
However I kicked goals in the home stuff, with cooking 5 nights a week and we managed to cut take away down to once a week by the end of the month. The decluttering and health stuff also suffered towards the end of the month. I weigh in today for the end of the month, and I am not really hopeful.
I think that I need to sit down and work out a more detailed plan of attack for February. I will still have my overall goals, but I do want to have my daily goals again as well. I’ve broken down the goals in to different areas again.
- Continue with the BPD series.
- Prepare for posting everyday in March.
- Set aside a day to get writing done
- Set aside time to reply to comments.
- Consistently walking over 5000 steps a day. Even on the weekends.
- Continuing with the water.
- Ensure I am eating at least 3 meals a day.
- Getting to sleep before midnight.
- Cutting back alcohol
- Leaving the house at least once over the weekend.
- Continue with at least 5 meals cooked at home.
- Meal Plan and stick to it.
- Daily cleaning goals.
Those are my goals for the month. I’m still feeling positive about it, or at least trying to fake it until I make it. Most importantly though I am ok with reassessing my goals and seeing that there is no such thing as failure when it comes to long term changes.
Did you set yourself some goals for January? How did you go?
What’s on the horizon for you in February?
I absolutely love to-do lists. I like to know that I’m on track and love the feeling of being organised. You have another big month ahead. I like your attitude to it though. You are easy on yourself, not forcing yourself to cross everything off. I think that’s when we make the real progress. When we’re not so hard on ourselves and take a step back. Go girl!
For the year I’m looking to improve my health, study and blog twice weekly. All going ok so far! It’s hard to skip takeaway- why is it so damn tasty?!
You should make this into a sticker and sell it “there is no such thing as failure when it comes to long term changes.” It’s a great motto…
Love your to do list and you are doing really well. I need to do something similar. I didn’t do as well as I hoped on the fitness front in January but I didn’t give up and didn’t go backwards. It’s a start in the right direction and hopefully this month I will continue to improve.
There is nothing like a to-do list that helps keep focus. I’m all about them. Regardless of what your weigh in says, I think you’ve made some important changes in January which will set you up for this journey forward. Baby steps are still crucial steps.
I’m preggers currently so having eating goals is completely ridiculous for me right now although I’m trying to keep my sugar in take on the lower side. Good luck for Feb!
I thrive on lists. I can often have a scattered mind and forget things. If I write a list and can tick things off – well it works for me. I feel organised and with every tick I feel satisfied. At the end of the day I can visually see all that I have achieved for the day. Good luck with your goals! 🙂
I always have to write lists. If I can see it on a piece of paper and cross it off then I’m way more likely to get it done
You’ve got great goals.
It’s great to share them … keeps you more accountable.
My goals – cut back on all the volunteer work I do and concentrate on bringing money into the house.
Which means most of my goals centre around http://www.CheerChickCharlie.com and the need to get my books into book stores around Australia and the USA.
Oh, and being fit and fabulous in my 40s of course. So health and fitness.
And being a good mum.
That sort of thing.
Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
I am the same Tegan unless I have a list it most likely will not get done. Keeping set days to things like exercise and blogging is also great because you can plan for t and then it takes away the guilt if you thought ill do it tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. Sounds like you are making great progress. Keep going we are supporting you x
Goal setting helps us stay accountable so I’m a big fan of them this year. I set lots of bloggy ones and knocked them over, which felt great. My mammoth to do list went okay too so overall a win. Way to go on making some great progress on yours in January. Decluttering takes a lot of motivation too lol
Well done and I hope you are pleased with your achievements.
I have similar goals and I must start meal planning again.
My weight has rocketed up and I do intend to work hard on that most of all.
Absolutely goals need to re-evaluated constantly. Well done for January and I think your Feb plan is achievable. Good luck. x
My main (unwritten) goal is to keep doing the food shopping fortnightly. I’m finding it saves me a LOT of money and stops the unnecessary crap I will buy if I do multiple trips to the shops.
I’m like you and find that if I make a list I end up sticking to it and achieving what I need to. I also love the start of a new month because it feels like the slate is clean and you have another opportunity of starting again.
You’re doing well on the cooking meals front! I’m finding since Miss 18 moved out I’ve kinda lost my cooking mojo. It usually suffers this time of year anyways with the heat but I’ve extra slack this year …
Oops forgot to say, visiting from #teamIBOT x
List lover here and I love that you have broken your goals down into different areas. Good on you for sticking with it, adjusting thins where you need to and moving forward.
My only goal for January was to run 100km. I’m happy to say that I achieved it, with 106km. Yay! My goals for Feb are to reduce alcohol consumption to ‘non-school nights’ only, and run 100km. 🙂 Hopefully the first will help me with the second. I started a new blog this month, so my goal for that is at least 10 posts. I just need to plan for that, because I’m a little out of practice as far as regular blogging goes so it will be a challenge!
I completely agree with you re: the daily list. I’m a huge fan of lists and I find that I get heaps more done when I write one, so I try to do that most days. I also cannot go to the shops without a shopping list – even if I only need two things I still have to write it down!
All the best with your Feb goals, and those daily lists. x
Huge achievements here, huge goals lie ahead. Jan was great for me and February and I – well so far we haven’t stopped dancing, so it is going well. Don’t forget to stop and cheer yourself on at the end of each day Tegan. Crossing off things from a list is one thing, telling yourself you are awesome for doing those things – that should not be forgotten xx