I love the idea of setting new years resolutions. Because really, it’s like making a task list – and boy oh boy do I love a good task list.
But here’s what I don’t love. A year? Really? So much can happen in a year to completely alter those goals – and I think it’s such a far away distance that you don’t really work to achieve them, they are easy to forget about, etc. If my boss walked into my cube and handed me five things to do ‘this year’ – I’m not that motivated to start right at this moment… but if he walks in my cube and says ‘these things need to be done this month’ – I’m going to get those suckers done.
Why don’t we all just set monthly goals for ourselves? That seems like a much more attainable, trackable, accountable idea. You can begin the month setting yourself up for what you want to get done and thirty days later (or less if you’re starting late – whoops) – reflect on how things went and adjust, as necessary, for the next month.
Here are the things I’m going to do in January. Please feel free to hold me accountable and ask me about it!
- Buy nothing month. I already blogged about it here. It’s going well, but that’s still a goal for the month!
- I need to get a new drivers license and license plates for my new state. I have 90 days from move date… and end of January will be the last of those days! It’s quite the process in this state. I’m sure you’ll be hearing about that adventure.
- I think I have about 100 thank you notes to write from Christmas. I am going to write these.
- It’s impossible to run here. There is no air and it’s all hills. Oh and secretly (or not so secretly if you’ve ever run with/near/around me) I hate running. Therefore, I must find a new means of exercise. And it needs to be indoors because it gets cold and it’s already dark by the time I leave work. And I miss my bootcamps. So I will take suggestions – because the elliptical gets old 😉
- Learn to cook one new meal a week each week of the month. I’ve got a new cookbook and Pinterest, these will be beautiful tools. Plus, a girl can only eat so much spaghetti!
With my mass amount of free time all of the ‘clean and organize my closet’ or ‘sort out and get rid of things you don’t need’ have already been accomplished. Bam. Take that! But I think these are five very do-able things that I have 27 days to accomplish. Bring it on January. I’ve got my eyes set on you…