At the beginning of this year, I set out 12 changes I wanted to make in 2014, one for each month.
Now that we are a few months into the year, I thought it was time for a check in.
To be honest, overall it hasn’t been going too well, but let’s take it month by month.
January – Keep in Touch
I have a big family and they mean the world to me, but they probably have no idea because I do a terrible job of keeping in touch with them! My goal was to talk to my parents once a week and reach out to each of my siblings at least once a month in some way – call, email, text, or… smoke signals?
I did a good job of this in January, but since then… not so much. This is something I really want to get better about, which is why I set it for January – it was a top priority! I feel like I may need a more coherent strategy to improve. Any tips?
The idea behind spreading my goals over 12 months was to phase them (rather than tackling too much at once), so I’m not too worried, but I am disappointed in myself. Part of the rationale for this check-in post is to hold myself accountable to keep working, so hopefully this will help me get back on track.
February – Yoga every day
This is the one goal I’m rocking!
I started right on February 1st, and I haven’t missed a day yet. What and how much I do each day depends on what my schedule looks like and what my body needs, but I’ve done at least 15 minutes every day, and usually I practice for an hour.
March – Spanish every day
Guys, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but it is March 19th… and I haven’t practiced my spanish once!!
Well, I take that back. I “practice” in that John and I speak in
spanglish spanish randomly throughout the day, but that’s all spanish that I already know, and it’s not at all what I meant by this goal. The point was to spend a few minutes with my Rosetta Stone each day to keep learning more.
Ideally, I would like to do this first thing in the morning (because I’m a morning person). The problem is that my mornings are full of blog reading (and sharing of my own posts on all the networks). Fellow bloggers know what I’m talking about, non-bloggers… let’s just say it’s slightly crazy how much time we spend on this stuff. 🙂 Anyway, that’s really no excuse. When you really want to do something, you make it a priority, so it’s up to me to make it a priority. Again, I’m hoping admitting my complete failure on this month’s goal so far will help motivate me!
So that’s where I am today! I’ll keep posting updates as the year goes on, and feel free to challenge me and send me harassing emails, comments, and tweets to keep me from slacking. 🙂
Questions: How are you doing on your goals/resolutions for 2014? Any tips for keeping in touch with loved ones? Do you speak any other languages? (A lo mejor Español??) If so, how did you learn?