I’m a natural born planner and list-maker. I love starting my day with a to-list and the joy that it brings each time I can mark another item off that list. I love a schedule with neat lines and boxes that show me what needs to be done and when. So, it’s really no surprise that I would begin my year with a list of New Year’s Resolutions.
However, I have gotten to the point where I no longer call them resolutions. I’m not opposed, they just don’t accurately describe what I’m trying to achieve with my list. It’s much more accurate to call them goals since I try to list out things I want to achieve or habits I want to instill. I try to begin from a positive rather than a negative.
I’ve done this in several different formats and in several different ways over the years, but mainly I take the 4 pillars of health and figure out what I need to change or do better within the next year. I list out the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual and I’ve begun to add a Family and Work list, too.
This year I went to the next level of organization and bought Life Planner from Mary Square. It has a year in review section as well as a place to list goals and prompts to cast a vision for the next year. It’s pretty amazing for the super organized, detail oriented folk like me.
Each month begins with goals and tasks then has the week set up with lists. When the month is over, you have checks to see if you have met your goals and how to review progress. Will this help me? Will I fill it out in detail each day, week, and month? Will it actually benefit me and my family’s 2017? I have NO clue! It’ll probably be like most things and I will contribute to it off and on throughout the year. And after all, it can’t hurt, right?
So what are my goals for 2017? Well, there are a lot of physical/health related goals. I am signing up to run a 5K in April so I have to get ready for that. There is also my cleanse/health stuff that I have to complete. Seeing as I’m getting a little thick in the middle again, I know that I need to cut out sugar. I’m also going to try to keep up here on the blog and not go silent again. I also want to finish my chronological reading of the Bible.
There are just a few and I’m working on my plan of attack for each one. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at my list for 2016 and realized that I had actually accomplished some of my goals for the year. I can only hope that 2017 will see even more success.