Tomorrow begins a 30 Day Goal Setting Challenge. I’ve recruited quite a few people to join me in this endeavor, so hopefully that means that I will successful this time around. I am worried a little bit about completing it because you know….I’m not all that good about finishing the things that I start.
I have a ton of goals, a lot of things that I want to do. The problem is that I don’t get to them very often. As I set goals for this coming month, which just happens to be the holidays, I am trying to be mindful of what I can and cannot realistically accomplish. I want to be successful at this. I do not need another thing that I start and can’t get myself together enough to finish.
I’m slightly confused about what exactly I need to put on this list of goals. Do I put the things that I need to get into the habit of doing? Like taking my vitamins every day? Taking my basal temperature every morning? Floss my teeth every night? Am I as small and mundane as that? Or is it more like…take one photo every day? Create three on-the-fly blog posts (like this one, and I’m going to apologize because this is classic writing to learn writing) and one composed and revised blog post each week? Walk for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week? Weigh myself each morning? Pack a nutritious lunch 3 times a week? Get up in time to write my morning pages 3 times a week? Once a month take a photo walk? One night during the week, when things are so busy and hectic, doing something for my husband that is in his love language? Read a book for pleasure? Read a book to help me be better at my job?
I suppose the real thing to do is break it down into categories. What are the things that I want to focus on this month? My health. My relationships. My writing. My photography. My work.
So let’s try that.
- Weigh myself every morning
- Use myfitnesspal every day
- Take my vitamins and herbs each day
- Take my basal temperature each morning
- Take at least 3, 30-minute walks each week
- Make a week’s worth of breakfasts each weekend
- Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day
- Take my lunch at least 3 times a week
- Floss every night
- Communicate with my husband at least once a day using his love language
- Send one letter or card to a friend each week
- Call someone I haven’t heard from in awhile each week
- Call my grandmother twice a week
- Get the 12 Days of Christmas ready for my husband
- Get up at least 3 days a week early enough to get morning pages done
- Three times a week create on-the-fly blog posts
- Once a week create a well-thought out, edited and revised blog post
- Read one book a month for pleasure
- Research ways to promote my blog
- Take one picture each day – whether with my full-size camera or my phone
- Create a site (either a wordpress site or a page on facebook) to post my daily photos
- Once a month go on a photo walk
- Complete my daily tasks each day
- Complete my weekly tasks each week
- Complete my monthly tasks for the month
- Clean my desk off each day before I leave work
- Read one book to improve my work each month
- Observe three instructors each week
- Call or email one student each day
Right now this is what I can think of as goals for myself for this month. I know that it seems like a lot, and it feels like a lot. It makes me a little nervous. But I’ve heard that if your dreams and goals don’t make you nervous, they’re not big enough. Go big or go home, eh?
It has dawned on me that I put NOTHING in there about Christmas and making ready for Christmas. Ugh.
What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish in the month of December?