Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Goals: January

I promised myself I would "check-in" on my goals monthly - so here's my first one!

16 GOALS FOR 2016:
  1. Read 30 books. 3 down.
  2. Try 16 new Ottolenghi recipes. 2 down.
  3. Try 16 new (loose-leaf) teas. Around 5 down... haven't exactly kept track (I mean, I'm keeping track in my David's Tea Menu but haven't differentiated between December and January)..
  4. Put up shelves and organize craft room. Make it inspiring. Started cleaning up!
  5. Finish Amber art book - this year I WILL! 
  6. Work in sketchbook daily. Not every day yet, but definitely more frequent.
  7. Blog weekly. Also getting there.
  8. Finish 2 cross-stitch samplers. 
  9. Travel somewhere new. 
  10. Sign up for and pass my SOCRA certification. Signed up for the April 30th test. 
  11. Make an inventory of all my books. 
  12. Wake up earlier and practice yoga every morning. I did one day last week... does that count? OK, no, not yet... Next week!!!
  13. Make a weekly meal plan and prep veggies on the weekend. Coming up with a rough meal plan each week so far.
  14. Get rid of junk we never use (i.e. downsize our "things") and organize storage and spare spaces. 
  15. Work on making the backyard nicer (plant flowers, landscape, garden). 
  16. Set reminders in my phone to make me check in on my goals at least monthly (and blog about it). DONE! Now I just need to stay on top of blogging about it each month.
Not too bad - I've started working on most goals and trying to keep track of them too! I bought myself an agenda, and that's helping immensely. I'll blog about it soon, but I forgot how nice it was to plan and keep track of everything in one place!

How do you stay on top of your goals?