They also sound more like rules and are a bit limiting. Lest I sound like a Grinch, what I like to do is make goals and a plan for those goals (maybe it's the teacher in me, because we have to do this for our kids).
Taking a page from Jasmin, I also want to try and make these goals that go along a theme - and this year is about Staying on Track. I want to do things but then I lose sight of them and then forget about it.
So what I am going to do is categorize things here below and make lists. Because I like making lists.
Health and Wellness
- Run a 5K (done; registered for the Color Run)
- Run a REAL 5K through NYC Road Runners (and become a member).
- Go to gym at least 2-3 times a week; place class calendar at gym in schedule.
- Train and register for the Glass Slipper Challenge at Disney World in 2015 (so long as my work schedule allows it).
- Track what I eat.
- No more takeout! Cook on weekends and use leftovers during the week. Use the crockpot more.
- Chiro Stretches.
- When I get home, straight to my desk and do work for only another 2-3 hours.
- Stay on top of grading, don't procrastinate.
- Don't overextend yourself (planning the field trip took alot of time and energy. I'm done for the school year).
- Saturday mornings: plan/grade for 2-3 hours (wake up at 6-7 AM), lessen load on Sundays.
- Work on Tenure portfolio on Friday afternoons for 2-3 hours. During February break, spend 2-3 hours each day working on Portfolio.
- Complete at least 3 sweaters (Slade, Hiro and Messaline).
- Spin half of the fiber stash.
- Finish all WIPs.
- Sew some pillows, a skirt, 2 project bags and start a quilt.
- Knit or spin for 30 minutes a day in the evening.
- See friends in real life at least 2 times a month.
- Make a date with The Aussie one time a month.
- Call my grandma once every two weeks.
- Call my dad every other 2-3 days.
- Completely pay off one credit card; make a dent in other.
- 10% of salary minimum every paycheck into the savings.
- No more takeout!
- Make a weekly budget and stick to it (I used to be really good at this).
- Set aside a monthly craft budget, no rollovers.
- Travel to a new country, preferably a new continent or region (under the condition that we go to Greece next Christmas). Antarctica is out, so that leaves South America and Africa. In terms of regions, Dubai/Middle East is an option, as well as SE Asia.
- Think of a good 30 Before 30 list and accomplish it.
- Blog at least twice a week; come up with a themed weekly post.
This may sound like a lot but for me, these are things I want to work on and having them specifically categorized helps me keep my focus and not lose sight. Hopefully I can get things off to a good start this weekend and stick to it.
Happy New Year!