Since I’m trying this blog thing again, I thought I should also revisit the goals that I set one year ago and see how I’m doing. Even though I didn’t do anything formal to track my goal progress, or event set any specific actions in place with the goals in mind, I did manage to make some progress over the past year.
- Blog – Obviously, failed at this one completely.
- Practice yoga twice per week – Success! I actually signed up for an unlimited yoga membership in June, and have been going between 3-5 times per week for the past 5 months.
- Floss daily – Second success! I had my wisdom teeth out in May, and since then I have been pretty good about flossing daily…to be honest, I think I am just dreading another dentist’s visit where I dread being asked about flossing. Whatever the motivation, it’s definitely improved.
- Pack lunch the night before – I’ve been so-so with this one. I’m going to do a post about routines where I’ll address it in more detail, but it’s a constant battle of procrastination.
- Be polite – Honestly, out of all my goals, I think about this one the least. I think I’ve been polite? This is probably something I could do a better job of monitoring.
- Don’t rush – I think of this as a never-ending goal, where I can always do better. In general, I have been pretty consistent in my ability to stay calm and take my time.
- Explore meditation – Another success! This goes hand in hand with yoga in a lot of ways, so I think doing one has really helped me with the other. We’ve also started a regular, biweekly meditation group at work, so I don’t have to really exert any effort for this. I definitely still have a long way to go with being able to focus on the meditation though…future goal.
- Get enough sleep – I’ll address this when I talk about the importance of routines, but it’s mostly been going well.
- Volunteer weekly – I was volunteering weekly, from October through June. Then the session ended, I had some changes at work, and after my move it was more difficult to fit in my schedule. This is definitely a future goal, as I would like to get involved again.
- Travel – I am working on planning a trip! So I guess it’s a goal in progress/future goal.
It’s interesting to see that I actually accomplished a lot of my goals (at least to some degree) without necessarily thinking about them regularly. I think the act of writing them down helped me to remember them, even when I was not consciously thinking about it.
I’m excited to make an updated list of goals, and see where the next year can take me! Blogging will definitely be on the top of list, but stay tuned to see what’s up next.
What are your goals? Have you found that writing a goal down made it easier for you to accomplish?