Well, we’re one week in to 2018 and I’m feeling pretty good about my goals.
I have decided to come up with mini goals/habits each month that support my larger goals, and track them in my journal.
For the month of January, I am tracking the following under each larger theme:
I want to: Be able to do the splits (ie. be more flexible)
- Stretching or doing yoga for at least 10 minutes each day. I have a few favourite videos on YouTube saved as tabs on my laptop
I want to: Achieve my goal weight
- Exercising at least 10 minutes each day – I have been trying to walk on my lunch break when I can’t squeeze a workout in after work
- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator at least once each work day
- Eating at least one serving of vegetables at lunch
- Eating at least one serving of vegetables at dinner
- Minimizing snacking by trying not to eat anything after 7pm
I want to: Read one non-fiction book each month
- I have made a list of which book I’m going to read each month – check it out here
I want to: Take a dance class
- I signed up for a dance class TOMORROW NIGHT at Carleton – it’s free to try all classes this week, so it’s low risk and potentially high reward 🙂
I want to: Cultivate a regular meditation practice
- Complete one 10-minute guided meditation each day using the free Meaning of Life Experiment app – I’ve discussed this with colleagues and think that if it doesnt continue to go so well, i’m going to start doing 3 minutes each day
I want to: Journal daily and remember gratitude
- I keep my journal next to my bed and set a reminder for 9:30pm each night so that I won’t forget. I don’t set any limits – if I don’t feel like doing it, I just start by writing 3 things I’m grateful for (bare minimum)
I want to: Pay off my line of credit as quickly as possible and start saving for a trip to New Zealand
- I’ve been meticulously tracking my expenses since November and have set limits on certain categories, including: eating out, coffee/snacks, and taking Ubers
I want to: Pay off my credit card as quickly as possible
- I’ve been much more mindful of what I’m spending my money on, and have gotten creative in how I can save money – I will have my credit card paid off after my next pay cheque as a result!
I want to: Put money into my RRSP
- Thanks to a very generous gift, I have already surpassed my RRSP savings goal. I have decided to increase my goal amount for the year to $2000
I really like this method of tracking and find that it motivates me to want to achieve them each day. I’m hoping this momentum keeps up!