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?