Friday, January 3, 2014

January goals

Each month I plan to have four goals, one for each of my 2014 themes. Depending on the goal, I may continue that goal for more than one month but each month will have one new goal per theme.

What's in store for January?

1. In the theme of being organized, in January I will throw away any unused, no longer needed (or more likely, they were never needed in the first place) items stored in four archive boxes I have in my living room. These boxes and their contents have not only moved house with me a number of times but also half way around the world. And in the 18 months I've lived in Chicago, I have sought out items in them maybe three times!

2. In the theme of being positive, every day for at least one week I will write down three things I am grateful for.

When I was planning my January goals, one of the things I was considering was working on reducing how judgmental of myself I can be. Then this came through my twitter feed.

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

It made me laugh! And also helped me decide to work on gratitude first. Changing thoughts is not a one step, one month process!

3. In the theme of being consistent, in January I will write my February goals!

4. In the theme of being social, I will write up a birthday/celebration list and schedule dates to send cards. I really have to plan ahead with this because the US to Australia postal service = very inconsistent timing. Sometimes it takes just over a week, sometimes it takes three weeks! Ridiculous!! I will purchase cards and send them to my friends and family who have a birthday this month or early February.

So, there you have it. Please ignore the fact that there isn't a single running related goal here, despite that this blog is supposed to be about running.

And, yes, I did notice my excessive use of exclamation points. Maybe one of my February goals should be about reducing my exclamation point use?

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