I don’t believe in making over-reaching goals that I can’t achieve. That’s a recipe for giving up. I believe in making achievable goals, where there are little victories along the way, so that I am encouraged by my progress and want to continue.
I believe in living a balanced life. This means my goals encompass different areas of my life and not just my body. I want to take good care of my body, my mind, my soul, and my spirit.
With that in mind, I thought of a theme for my year 2012.
Some people have One Little Word (as originated by Ali Edwards), I decided to have a theme.
Begin from a place of grace… and finish strong.
I chose this because I want to change my attitude towards myself and other people. I usually come from a place of criticism, both to myself and others. I want to be gentler to myself and others this year. To come from a place of grace instead of criticism. To really think about what grace means. This is so out of the norm for me, but I think it’s really important that I concentrate on this. And the “finish strong” part is important to me because I’m really good at starting projects, but not good at finishing them! I have so many half-read books, half-finished scrapbook albums, half-finished craft projects. I think it would do my mind and soul good to finish some of these things and feel good about myself and my accomplishments.
Here are my goals for 2012.
- Get a grip on how much I’m eating. Track food intake for a few weeks to see.
- Hold steadfast to exercise plan.
- Run 365 miles this year. (Avg one mile per day, but doesn't have to be everyday.)
- Mix it up and have fun.
- Hope to lose 10 lbs, but if I can achieve the above, then I’m okay with whatever weight I am.
- Read at least 12 books this year. A mix of fiction and non-fiction.
- Finish my half-read books!
- Meet challenges at work and solve problems with innovation and patience.
- Make more connections with people.
- Come from a place of grace instead of criticism. Go easy on others and myself.
- Attend church more regularly.
- Find a home Bible study group.
- Just get things done. Don't over-stimulate self with too much of other people's work.
- Spend time creating instead of consuming.
- Finish projects that I've started!