New Year Goals

I keep going back and forth about whether I want/need to write down actual goals for this year. I finally decided to just go ahead and do it:

1. Go to a yoga class at least once a week and practice at home at least once a week

2. Train for and run the Hospital Hill 10K (it's in June sometime I think)

3. Read at least one book a week (hopefully more but I want to make sure that reading stays fun and not a chore. I read 40 books last year so this would be 12 more, hopefully not too much of a stretch.) I also want to make sure I read at least a couple of classics.

4. Scrapbook at least one layout a week, either digitally or on paper

5. Lay out my clothes for the next day (both running and regular) before I go to bed every night and make sure everything the boys need for school is laid out/packed up.

6. Plan a dinner menu every week

7. Go to bed earlier. Ideally I would like to be upstairs getting ready for bed 10pm and then I can read for an hour or so. (It's 10:30pm as I type this so obviously I'm not doing too well so far!) I know an earlier bed time will help with the motivation to get my butt out of bed to run.

8. Be more patient with the boys. Practice deep breathing and counting to ten when they're pushing my buttons.

9. Pay off the credit cards

10. I feel like I need to have some kind of goal to decrease my Internet time but honestly, I get the shakes just thinking about it. Maybe if I concentrate on all my other goals my computer time will automatically decrease.

  • Cop’s Wife

    I love them. And don’t feel obligated to do them all at once. That may be too overwhelming. Maybe start doing the dinner menu for a couple of weeks, add in the earlier bed time, etc. My goals are things I’d like to accomplish over the year. So if I get 3 5ks done in December, I’m good with that. Let me know if I can help with any.

  • Angie

    Did I read that correctly…DIGITAL scrapbooking?? MWA-hahahahaha – I WILL bring you and Dianna to the Digi Dark Side!!

  • Lisa

    Great job! I think it can be motivating to write them down sometimes. But for me this year, if I write them down, I think I will feel too overwhelmed. I am planning to do a triathlon this year though. I did my first 5K in November. Good luck to you!!