Since I have been sick, this is a late post (I planned on this for the 1st of the year, but often things don’t work out the way I thought they would). I’ve been thinking really hard about how to make goals for this year that aren’t completely unattainable. I think that may be the main reason that so many people give up on the goals they made. So, with this in mind, and many hours of thought, here are my goals for 2017.
Better organization and meal planning. Meal planning is a huge thing. When I do it right it actually makes my life so much better – I know what I’m serving for dinner every night, there is no stress involved at all, the grocery list is no longer hit or miss. I actually know I’ve got all the ingredients. Better organization in daily life makes life so much easier. I’ve already started this process with “Tidy-up (or “tidy-oop” as Ulla from The Producers would say) Tuesday, and Watering Wednesday. I have to work on what to call Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it’s a process, after all.
Stress Management. I’ve been listening to music for stress relief and concentration. It helps, but I plan to work on affirmations more, and positive thinking. I’ve realized that this is a necessity now, and not just something to “think” about. My stress level has gone through the roof, and I really need to get a handle on it as soon as I can.
Writing. My Saturdays at the library have shown me how much writing I can get done when I allow myself the time and space to do it. So, I’m going to make it a priority this year. I have specific writing goals that I want to achieve this year. The first one is the children’s book that I’m writing for a special little boy who really needs something good in his life. My deadline for that is Valentine’s Day. So, my first project already has a deadline, and that will help a lot with actually getting this done.
Exercise and Health. I’ve been planning exactly how I will do this, with a list of videos from FitnessBlender, Billy Blanks and Denise Austin along with a schedule to follow that I came up with. I need to do this first thing in the morning, as I can talk myself out of just about anything given the chance. Usually a written schedule and list of goals helps a lot. I’m hoping it will help with this. I’ve got to set up an appointment and go to the doctor, since I haven’t had a physical for at least 10 years. Also, I need to tweak my eating habits so I’m eating fruit instead of snacks; and go to bed earlier.
Work. By the end of February I want to have my first coaching certificate, and begin working on my second one. Also, I have to set up a business, have a website and begin getting clients. I’m really nervous about this. Hence some of my stress. I have no idea how to do this. I’ve been looking up lots of information about it, so at least I won’t be starting from scratch.
So, that’s it. What are your goals for the New Year? Let me know in the comments below. And, good luck to you all!