I know in my last post of 2014 I said I don’t do resolutions and I meant that, but I did make some goals to work on and broke them into monthly themes. For January, I wanted to focus on energy (mental and physical) and I divided it into five key areas:
Get better sleep by going to bed on time.
Exercise 20 minutes a day, three times a week.
Declutter focusing on the garage and the spare bedroom.
Finish old tasks, specifically two knitting projects (each more than a year old).
Act energetic because as they say “fake it til you make it.”
For the sake of not beating myself up about things, let’s only talk about 2 and 3, where I have actually done something.
One day getting ready to leave for work, I had to defrost my car windows. I know. I’m lucky, being from California, and having this be a rare occasion even in the dead of winter, but as I sat there trying to get the windows clear enough to drive I realized I hadn’t been able to park in the garage for over a year and I was tired of it. So I did something about it! It feels really good to go in the garage and not trip over things, to be able to easily locate items and of course, to park my car inside again.
Next on the list for decluttering is tackling the spare bedroom, which is basically another junk deposit space. Not for long, though it probably won’t be done by January 31.
Finish old tasks
I have two old knitting projects (both Christmas gifts) that I need to complete. I’ve been working this month on a doll for Esther, and I am close to finishing. The other project is a nativity set that the knitting is done, I just need to assemble (stuff and sew).
While I didn’t reach every single area this month, the point is to keep working on these goals throughout the year, and add to them so that by December I’m working on goals from the previous eleven months. Next month’s theme: Relationships.
The basis of my goals comes from a book I’ve been reading called The Happiness Project. I highly recommend it.
Resolutions, which usually end up in failure, tend to make people feel worse about themselves than when they started. At least, that's what I think and this is why I usually don't do resolutions.
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