It is definitely a new year and as much as I would like to check the horoscope or every written account of what is in store for me in the coming 360 plus days, I would rather stick to the plan and live each day as it is and maintain focus on my goals.
So, what are the goals? Ummm…let me see. First off is the physical goal, to keep fit. Maintain a 55 kg weight, run 3 times a week, ride the bike every weekend and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Reality check: copied that from another person’s physical goal. Nah! It may be a far fetched goal but at least I have one, right? It is a good thing that I still leave the couch and lace up whenever I can but I need to keep the momentum going this year, seriously.
Ok, next in line is the financial goal. Save at least $100 a month. Recently read an article from the Business Insider that one should start small when saving. As mentioned, you need to keep a portion of your earnings right away before you even start paying the bills and spending on anything. However, the article also reiterated that you do not need to save enormously at once, start small with at least $50 a month (I know, my goal is huge but what the heck – it is a goal anyway). Once you acquire the saving habit, it could be addicting and your primary instinct would automatically tell you to increase the amount once you see how fruitful the practice has become. Agree? Well, let us see and I will definitely get back to you on that, maybe 6 months after, if not earlier.
Emotional. Now, why would I have any goals on my well-being? Simple, when you have a positive outlook in life and if you forego petty quarrels or little things that previously made you become so sensitive, all good things will come back to you. It is simple physics really. For every action, there is a reaction. For every good deed, there is always something good that comes out of it. What comes around, goes around. Ok, I’m blabbing now. Anyway, are you digging what I mean? If you keep your life simple, positive and bright, chances are everything will definitely be simple, positive and bright as well.
Deadlines. Ensure that I meet them every time and maintain quality to a ‘T’. As I always say (but sometimes never do), it is just a matter of prioritising and making a check list of every possible task there is, even as simple as doing the laundry or walking the dog or making that check list! I must admit, with the onset of technology in my hands, that is, having a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone somehow makes it difficult to keep tabs of every task at hand. I guess I have to keep the reminders in the most stone age way possible. Keeping a journal and writing everything down. If you are like me, who finds it difficult to comprehend her own writing, suggest you sometimes write in capital letters. No really!
Whew! Never thought that making a list of your goals can be tiring in itself. What more in keeping these goals at bay? Don’t worry, I’ll keep posts coming. Otherwise, I’ll keep myself posted and grounded, if need be.
Happy 2015 Everyone!