Now I could have been very depressed after reading the article, instead I walked away encouraged. And let's be clear I don't want Chris Hughes' life, but I would be lying if I said I didn't want to accomplish more in my life. That got me thinking about how I can move from point A to point B. In the past I have been notorious for making these huge sweeping resolutions/goals that I inevitably never keep. Once I even made a list of, "30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30." I think maybe half of them were accomplished and the other half, well, I'm turning 33 this year and they're still not ticked off the list if that tells you anything.
So I decided I needed to simplify and focus on one month at a time. And I thought focusing on just a few goals rather than a long list might set me up for success this time around. I also spent quite a bit of time thinking about what I want to accomplish. To be honest, I don't have a big goal in mind. It may sound cheesy, but I just want to be a better version of myself. With that said, I decided to set one goal a month focusing on my health, one focusing on my mind, and one focusing on my work.
If you're still with me you deserve a cookie...or a medal, you choose. Now for my goals:
HEALTH - Drink more water! So simple, but oh so hard for me to do.
MIND - Read a book! I picked this one up from the library. I'm going with the theme of reading about people's lives, hoping it keeps me motivated.
WORK - Take the lead on a project Katie and I have been talking about doing forever!
Man, just writing this post makes me realize how much I hate commitment! My stomach is in a knot thinking about reporting next month on my progress. At the same time, I feel more sick to my stomach thinking about letting the year pass by and not pushing myself to get out of this rut.
To the new year!