Ok, show of hands — does anyone else feel that 2016 is passing by too quickly already? I can’t keep up!
Mind you, January was a pretty productive month, but I somehow still feel like like I am always playing catch-up. Anyone else? No? Just me? Ok then.
I did alright on last month’s goals, with one glaring exception…
1. Join the Tone It Up Challenge and use it to make exercise a habit again.
Done! I am very happy with this step, because it also shows a marked improvement in my energy levels, which means I’m recovering!
And I really love that K&K manage to pack a good workout into a fairly short video, so that in 20 minutes or so it’s all done and dusted — because frankly, this thing of spending hours at the gym? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Yay for short, effective workouts!
2. Create and pilot a new editorial calendar for the blog.
Hmmmm… nope. Mind you, I did create the schedule, but I didn’t exactly get it done. Must do better this month!
3. Figure out some long-term goals that I’d like to achieve this year, so I can make my short-term plans more focused and productive.
YES! I have written down some great goals for this year, that I’m very excited about. And they are all pretty S.M.A.R.T., too 😉
But we are already in the second week of February, and I have only 3 weeks to get this month’s goals done, so without further ado…
1. Work out a good schedule that helps me fit in everything I want to get done on a day-to-day basis.
Do you ever get to the end of the day and go “Damn, where did my day go??”
It definitely happens to me — some days more than others. I really would like to work out my schedule so that I can have some non-negotiable tasks to get done but also some flexibility built in; because let’s face it, unpredictable stuff happens and sometimes you need to be able to roll with the punches, without it setting you back too much.
If I only get this done this month, I will be happy!
But because it’s always best to shoot high, let’s see the other two:
2. Decide which direction I will be taking next, in terms of further education and future employment.
I’m trying to decide between two completely different types of certification. I like both, I want to get both done. I just cannot get them both done at the same time. I need to decide on one, based on factors including but not limited to cost, time management, and the fact that I will need to start working with the first one I complete, to finance the second one. My goals for the year really affect my ability to get this done, so I need to choose wisely so I don’t just add stress. It’s hard to find a line between challenging and overtaxing yourself, sometimes!
3. Plan out at least one day-trip a month within Switzerland for the next 3-4 months, and come up with a few trip ideas for spring break.
Now that I am starting to get better, I really want to resume my exploring. I live in such a beautiful country, and I really want to see more of it! Stella’s “Sportferien” school break is coming up, and I’d love for us to go somewhere together and walk around. She is a wonderful travel companion, so inquisitive and patient ready to try things! So many people have this idea that kids are hard to travel with, but honestly, when you start early and do it regularly, it really helps them develop flexibility and an interest for travel and new experiences. Even small day- or weekend-trips make a difference, especially if you keep them varied.
So there you have it! A schedule with room to play, the first steps on a new path, and a bit of travel is what’s in the books for me. How about you?
No link up this month, but please feel free to share your goals or goal post in the comments! And maybe consider adding the graphic to your post or sidebar so others who could use a place to share their goals and get support might find us.
Wishing you an awesome month!