This is always one of the most difficult posts for me to write. I always feel that I’ve not accomplished as much as I wanted to over the past year. I had separated my goals into sections, the first was focused on organization and meal planning. I actually succeeded in this area. I’ve been (for the most part), filing my mail immediately by paying bills as they come in, and then filing everything into the appropriate file folders. And, I’ve been mostly planning my meals for the coming week on Sundays, and also filling out my shopping list at the same time.
Another area that I had goals for was stress management. That’s still a work in progress, but I have been listening to wonderful stress-reduction music while I write and read my e-mail. So, that’s been helpful. However, I do need to increase my time spent just breathing (which is my version of Yoga breaths).
As far as writing in concerned, I haven’t really gotten anywhere. I did finish my children’s book, but I’m still working on the illustrations. So, there was a positive, but also a negative. I did not work on my novel at all this year. I never even re-read it.
As far as exercise and health, I tweaked my eating, went no-oil, and lost 23 pounds. I’ve kept those pounds off, even though I have been having the occasional cookie and piece of cake over the holidays. As far as exercise is concerned, I have been walking mile a day, however I’ve not been getting up and working out in the morning. So, again, both a positive and a negative.
As far as my business is concerned, I’ve started to work on my website, but still don’t have my certificates. I know, I know….
I have done other good things, though. My closets are all cleaned out as are my drawers and cabinets. I have bought and hung up curtains in both the living room and dining room. I’ve taken many boxes and bags of excess “stuff” to the donation center and the swap-shop. So, that’s another positive.
Overall, this year I’ve had about as many positives as negatives. Not a total loss, but also not a fabulous year as far as goals. How has your year been? Let me know in the comments below.