4 Simple Goals

Image credit goes to Elise of A Beautiful Mess

Image credit goes to Elise of A Beautiful Mess

I’ve decided to play along with Elsie’s (of A Beautiful Mess) 4 simple goals idea. I think it’s super fantastic, and I think it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate my new year’s resolutions… which we won’t get into. Rather, I’m going to tweak them and enhance them… and start again with a renewed sense of possibility and opportunity.

1. I will read something inspiring, creative, interesting every day. I read on a daily basis, but I haven’t been taking time to read novels or nonfiction that can potentially benefit me in the long run. My last semester in school burnt my reading-bug out, and it’s time to re-ignite and build again.

2. I will take time, every night, to reflect on my day. I need to reflect more. I need to stop taking things as they come and actually learn from my experiences. If nothing else, I want to walk away with some new knowledge of people, fate, time, nature, etc. While doing this, I want to focus on the good, and try to let the bad gooo. In the past, I’ve been very bad at this. Now is the time to change it until it becomes habit.

3. I will make healthier food (& drink) choices. Every week, I will try out a fresh recipe. Every day, I will eat a salad (loaded with nutrient-bursting veggies) in place of a meal. When given a choice, I will always choose water (or milk) over all other beverages.

4. I will develop a workout routine I enjoy. I haven’t found my niche yet. I will keep working on this until I find the perfect routine for me. I’ll try different exercises at different times of the day until I get it right. And once I do, I’ll hold on tight and make it a daily routine.

Once a week, I will allow myself fresh flowers or a long bubble bath or an afternoon in the sun in the hammock. Once a month, I’ll allow myself a little something new. At the end of 2010, I will allow myself a new pair of frivolous shoes. (What’s the point of reaching goals if there aren’t rewards at the end?)