Every year, I make about ten resolutions, and every year, I achieve some of them and have to admit failure at others. My successes are usually financial; my failures are usually weight-loss related.
So in 2012, I’m going to try two new strategies:
1. I’m going to master a new healthy habit each month.
2. I’m going to tackle 52 projects during the year – one each week.
On my monthly habits:
I’ve read that it takes 30 days of doing something to make it a habit, so I’m going to make gradual changes. My healthy habit for January is exercise. Since getting plantar fasciitis nearly two years ago, my workouts have been severely limited. It doesn’t affect my everyday activities much anymore, but exercise is a different story. We recently bought a rowing machine for me, and I am going to make the most of it this month. I’ll add an additional mile to my life every day, either by rowing or using the treadmill (for a change of pace, since I can’t do it every day). Future habits will include smaller portions, eating 5 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, and quiet meditation.
On my 52 projects:
I’m building my list of 52 projects, which I hope will help me accomplish a myriad of tasks I’d like to get done. They range from things like cleaning out the closet to getting a new filter for the kitchen stove to making some changes to the blog (nothing major, like the switch to WordPress was last year). By the end of the year, I hope I will have accomplished many things by doing them one at a time.
My big financial goal for 2012 is the same as it was last year: to save lots of money so we can pay off the mortgage and/or pay for private school in a few years.
Some of my goals are the same each year: to be the best wife, mother, daughter, and friend I can be; to improve and grow Chief Family Officer so it continues to be a place where you can find tips for improving your life; and my constant, overriding goal in life, to continue to grow as a person and be the best me I can be.
What are your goals for 2012?