Fast forward to this morning. I was listening to Kimberly Snyder’s newest podcast (BTW: though I think VERY highly of much of her information I cannot 100% recommend this one or any of the other podcasts, so use your own wisdom when researching) where she was talking about not making great spreading goals, but rather making Little Step Goals that challenge you, while also giving satisfaction along the way. The illustration she used was that instead of making it a goal to drink her GGS every day for breakfast, failing, getting discouraged, and giving it up altogether, why not make it a goal to drink it three days a week and then when that feels good build up from there? Funny thing is that I had that exact difficulty! I was drinking the GGS, got tired of it (perhaps trying to drastically reduce the fruit in the tasty, but already very green smoothie had something to do with it?) and proceeded to not drink it for months.
Then… PING it clicked! Why not use that idea for everything?! (I know it is a very simple one, but something about the way she phrased the matter, just clicked for me. :)) This is by no means everything I have to work toward. It is also not the things I have been doing regularly in 2015 and aim to carry on, nor does it contain seasonal ones, but I think they are the ones that will be of the most interest to my readers.
- 10 minutes blog work, correspondents, etc. every day. This is an area of which I am inclined to be terribly neglectful of, even though I greatly enjoy and value the blessing it is. Talk about an oxymoron.
- 10 minutes every day toward finishing my GED (I should be able to do way more, but I want to keep it in the definitely manageable zone for any day.)
- Sew three days a week.
- In addition to any other reading, read one Zane Grey or L.M. Montgomery book every month as I find them to consistently be my #1 most inspirational authors.
- Work toward my handstand. (I’ve nearly mastered a plain headstand!)
- Write down three things I am thankful for every day.
And I had to throw this one in for good measure, because I truly was thinking of it already,
- GGS three times a week for breakfast. :)
Throughout the year, more Insp. for things to be accomplished will no doubt be given to me, but those are the basic, practical things I have thought of so far.
The others things upon my list are a little different -- such as travel -- that are more subject to change. And of course, there is so much spinning around in my head that (while it may not be exactly connected to the beginning of the calendar year) is quite applicable to it. Living with a vim and gratitude for what is and what is to come, with eyes and heart open with thankfulness for all the little and great bits of adventure God spills into life.
So that’s it my friends. :) What of you? What are some of your goals for this year? I’d dearly love to hear!