I was really very touched by all the responses (both on here and on Facebook) that I received on yesterday’s post. It seems many of us struggle with the same issue, but it also seems that we all realize it. That can only be a good thing. Thanks for all of the support. I truly appreciate it.
Today, I’d like to talk about personal goals, only fitting since we have begun another year. But instead of the standard resolutions . . .
Once again my friend Jen has inspired me to try something new. This time last year, she decided that instead of making New Year’s resolutions that she wouldn’t keep, she would set one to three smaller, attainable goals each month and she would report back at the beginning of the next month on how she did on those goals and what her next goals would be. She also invited all others to join her.
I didn’t participate last year, although her monthly posts did make me think about my own goals. This year, I decided to give it a go. [For the record, since this is the third post in a row inspired by her, Jen is not my only blogger friend, but I do like her ideas. :)]
My goals for January are simple, but I think will lead to bigger things:
My first goal is to work on getting healthier by exercising at least 20 minutes on 20 or more days of the month.
My second goal is to reduce my family’s carbon footprint by these 5 simple steps:
1. Turning off all computers, printers, and all other electronic devices every night.
2. Changing 5 more lightbulbs in our house to compact fluorescent bulbs.
3. Eating red meat no more than 2 times per week. That includes any recipes containing red meat like chilli, stews, and soups.
4. Cutting down the amount of printer paper we use by half.
5. Fixing the weather-stripping on all of the doors in our house.
Will you join me? What are your goals for the month? Or if you prefer New Year’s resolutions, what are they this year?