This birthday year I’m setting five simple goals for myself at the beginning of each month.
Because I am super self conscious about posting pictures of myself, I’m trying to challenge myself a bit by posting the goals on a recent photo of myself. This one was taken in Birmingham over the weekend at my grandparent’s house. Even though it makes me cringe a bit to post, I like the idea of capturing myself over time. so I’m just going to ding dang do it.
I’m really liking the Five Simple Goals plan. I felt great about last month’s goals. Although I didn’t quite accomplish all of them (we’re. so. close. to launching the new blog design), I felt like they were easy and doable and just the right amount of motivation without being overwhelming.
My goals for December are mostly about self-care and preservation. This time of year at work is pretty busy and stressful, and although I love all the fun and parties, I also want to make sure I feel rested and mentally prepared for the New Year. Here’s looking at you, December:
1. Do squats daily. Before we got married I would just do squats all the time whenever I was standing around. . . so waiting for the water to boil or while I was drying my hair, and I felt so strong. My legs are my weak spots, so I want to start impromptu squatting again (at least once a day). No pressure. No need for fancy shoes or clothes. Just Squat it Out, girl.
2. Stand up straight. I got diagnosed with arthritis in my neck a few months ago. It was pretty depressing, and I haven’t written much about it. On top of that, I somehow also have a pinched nerve in my neck. The physical therapist I saw basically told me that it’s only going to get worse (see what I mean about depressing?), but that the best thing I can do is build up my upper back muscles so that my neck is better supported. I have awful posture, so I just want to keep this goal top of mind so I can check myself more often.
3. Reflect on 2013. Before this year ends, I want to take some time to look back and celebrate this incredible year!
4. Send Holiday Cards. Ok. I’m procrastinating. Mostly because I would like to put a picture of me and the hubs on our card, but the hubs just wants the cat’s picture on the card. We must decide immediately.
5. Relax. I just want to take time to be away from my computer and doing calming things like knitting and reading. Just a bit of time dedicated to resting and recharging.
Do you have any goals for December? I should have added Eat Lots of Cookies, but that’s obviously going to happen so no need for the goal!
Happy December, friends,