Each year I sit down and jot down a list of goals. Then I resolve myself to do them. Or at least I try. Usually the list is pretty long…way more than one can feasibly focus on in a year.
This year I am keeping the goal list fairly short (read: not a whole sheet long). My hope is that by keeping the list short I will actually accomplish each one. Wouldn’t that be grand?
Oh, and I’m well aware that I’m kinda late to the game, but I’m just now narrowing my list down. I’m not sure, but I’m thinking that maybe procrastination should be added to the list?!?
I am in love with this Resolution Subway Art idea from Lil Blue Boo. I’m so making this!
So here we go…my goals for 2012:
1. Learn more about food and how it effects my body
I’ve been doing some reading lately and it has opened my eyes to what I am eating. Food, even some foods we view as good, can negatively affect our bodies and the way we feel. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and I am aiming to improve the way I feel and control as much of it as I can by diet. It’s not going to be easy, but changing my diet has to be better than the alternative.
2. Eat out less
My husband and I had a nice mocha date on Jan 1 to go over our budget for the year. I always enjoy sitting down and looking at our budget…it just encourages me to stay focused on saving not spending. After examining the budget I decided we needed to eat out less…it’s a money waster.
3. Waste Less
I need to get better about using up what I have on hand in the refrigerator and freezer. Simple as that.
4. Spend more time in Bible reading and prayer
I love what Corrie Ten Boom said, “Don’t pray when you feel like it; make an appointment with the King and keep it.”
5. Go to bed and rise earlier
Don’t we all need to do this?
6. Diversify my reading
I don’t watch tv; I read. I read quite a bit, but I want to add more non fiction and a few classics fiction novels this year.
7. Be more intent and focused
Life passes us by quickly. I want to make sure that everything I am doing really counts.
8. Learn to sew
This has been a goal for years. I will do it this year.
9. Work my way through my pastry chef books…or at least work my way through part of them
I got accepted into pastry school last year and decided not to go. Silly, I know. At least I was smart enough to purchase the books…now I just need to use them.
10. Ride 750-1,000 miles on my road bike
After riding miles upon miles on our hybrid bikes, we decided to buy ourselves road bikes for Christmas this year. I am now the proud owner of a pretty red bike with red tires, affectionately known as glossy poppy. Doesn’t everyone name their bikes? I’m hoping to master the clip in pedals and log a lot of miles this year!
What is on your goal list for the year??