One Week In

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:

Health 

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

Personal Growth

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

Adventure

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 🙂

Resilience

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)

Financial

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!

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2 thoughts on “One Week In

  1. This is awesome, you can do it!! Your goals remind me of my ‘cultivating habits’ days haha. Makes me want to pursue some habits again. I love your goal tracker, great way to stay accountable!

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