Friday, February 1, 2013

February Goals {& how january stacked up}

I was discussing 2013 resolutions in a recent email conversation with one of my nearest and dearest when she told me that she and her new mister decided to do lots of mini-goals throughout the year, rather than creating a whole list on January 1st. For example, one week they set a goal to read for an hour each day. Hard to accomplish for an entire year, but making it a priority for a week seems doable, right?

Anyway, I really like this idea of setting goals for a smaller time period, especially because priorities will obviously shift as the year progresses and life changes. So, I decided to take a look back at January and decide how I did with my goals, then set some more for February.

Overall, I think I've done pretty well with my accomplishments this month. I'm 60% of the way through my first book of the year {Thanks, Kindle, for giving me a constant update on my progress}. Our house is well on its way to becoming organized before kid 2 enters the scene. But I think my most successful category has been crafting. From home decor to new clothes, I've been a DIY-ing machine lately. That's one habit I hope to continue all throughout the year.

As for February, here's what I've got up my sleeve:

1. No purchasing any new items for myself. I did this in January and it led me to a thrifty little refashion that was fun and economical. I like the challenge of coming up with new items from my closet {or husband's}, so I've decided new items are off limits again this month.

2. Yoga. Way back in December, I was getting really good at exercising consistently. Lately? notsomuch. Gotta get back to doing yoga 3 days a week.

3. Get taxes done. Boring, right? Yep.

4. Try 3 new recipes. Lord knows I'm not the world's best cook. Actually, we don't know that since I never really try. That's something I'd like to rectify, so I'm going to try some new meal options this month.

There we go. I think these are all manageable...maybe even achievable!

1 comment:

  1. I just might have to borrow that idea of setting doable mini-goals. Logging accomplishments, too. Your success is impressive :)