Archives for December 2011

2012 Goals-Step One

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A couple days ago, I wrote about how I wanted to develop some goals for the upcoming year(s).  I don’t have them written yet, but I did get a start.  The first thing that I did was to make two lists.  One is a list of things that I say and believe are important to me and my family.  The other list was a list of things I say are not important or that I don’t want in my life but are in my life.  For example, I always say I don’t need a tv or that we shouldn’t ever worry about getting a bigger/nicer/newer tv.  However, Hulu Plus and Netflix make it really easy to just sit down and flip something on in the evenings.  Shoot.

So, now I’m going to look at those lists for a while and try to figure out what about healthy food I like and want to incorporate into my life and the lives of my family.  How realistic is it to try to start running again later in the summer after Baby is born?  Do I want to stop watching tv completely or just limit it?

2012 Goals

The other day, I saw that someone had liked a link called “How I Rocked my 2011 Goals and Plan on Taking 2012 by Storm.”  I was intrigued, so I clicked on it.  I’ve always liked the idea of goals and resolutions.  I’ve even made them.  I just don’t do all that well after that.  Last year, I took the Crafting My Life course from Amber Strocel.  One of the tasks we were given was to ask important people around us what they see our strengths and weaknesses to be.  One of the people I asked was my husband.  He said lots and lots of very nice things about me.  🙂  Then, he slipped in that he wondered if maybe I wasn’t all that great at following through with things.

I said something about not following through because I hadn’t found the thing that caught my interest, but the truth is he’s probably more right than I would like to admit.  I like new things.  I like things that are fun and interesting.  I don’t like things that are repetitive or things that require effort at the end of a long (cold) day.  So, in the end, making changes or setting goals is not exactly my forte.

I left the “How I Rocked My Goals” post open in my browser, and then today, I came across a “How I Set My Yearly Goals” post by another blogger.  I don’t think this was any sort of sign or anything.  I think it has more to do with reading 50+ blogs during the New Years Resolution time of year.  I’m not thinking that there are any big revelations coming up for me in particular.  I do think, though, that there are benefits in setting goals, making changes, and taking steps to move my life in the direction I would like it to go instead of letting it go however it happens to go.

So, over the course of the next week, I’m going to be thinking about my priorities, my goals, and what I need to do to make some things in my life happen.  I am not sure if I’m going to post my goals on this blog or if I’m going to decide to share them with close friends or what.  No matter what I decide, though, I will have at least one goal this year.  At least one goal will go beyond thinking about it in my head and not doing much else with it.