Each year, I begin with a blog post of the goals I'm setting for the coming year.
2015, I set a vague goal. I gave myself three words I intended to have
guide my actions and decisions. Unfortunately, those vague goals left my
brain about 30 days in, and because there weren't any concrete things
to accomplish, I have nothing to report. Lots of great things happened,
but it's hard to attribute them to the January goal setting. This year,
it's back to the old way - specific things I want to achieve.
word about resolutions: Though they do receive a lot of criticism,
January is a logical time to set goals, because it's the start of a
"clean slate" in most of our minds. I set goals all the time, even
daily- but having a long range plan really helps me stay focused.
On that note, here is a list of things I want to accomplish in 2016:
the Paleo approach to food. I'm in the midst of a 21 day challenge to
cut out alcohol, grains, processed foods. After the challenge, my goal
is to eat Paleo -ish 80% of the time, allowing myself indulgences
-Train for and run the Disney Princess Half in Feburary (in progress already)
up yoga. Attend classes occasionally, learn to practice yoga at home
once or twice a week. For overall health and happiness.
a new running goal and stick to it. Right now, I'm toying with the idea
of a marathon but I'm not fully committed. It might be a yearly mileage
goal. I need to nail this down and commit by end of February.
down credit cards. I've been using too many with justifications that
aren't fair. Yearlong focus: only spend money on things that truly give
me joy. End of year focus: pay of 50% of the debt I have now.
the hiking goal Nikki and I set- we want to hike in every Indiana state
park. There are 25, so we won't finish it in a year. I'd like to
realistically get to 4-5 in 2016.
-Travel to 2 places Matt and I want to consider for our move when Ethan finishes school in two years.
What are your goals for the new year?