This post was originally planned for last week, however I was sick so it didn’t happen. Oops.

January felt so fast but gosh was it slow as could be this past month. It just dragged on and on and I’m so glad tomorrow is the end of the month. The last two weeks have been split between moving and cleaning out the last place before the lease ends and work has had some tough goals. There have been a few times I’ve mentioned to my boyfriend I’m ready for February. Which is gonna be long this year, too, go figure.

February Goals

I already have a theme that I want to focus on in February: declutter. Y’all, I own a ton of shit! I’m already organizing stuff that I want to donate, sell, and just get rid. I went from furnishing most of a 1,380 square foot, two-story town house to a 619 square foot, one bedroom apartment.

And I did little decluttering beforehand cause I just wanted stuff in boxes. So far, living alone has been so nice and quiet. I’m on the corner of the top floor in my building, so there’s little noise up there, except for a crazy wind storm we had the other night.

It’s nice too because one of my co-workers actually lives in the building next to mine, and while I haven’t seen him out in the complex yet, it’s always good to know someone already. So far I’m really loving it here.

January was pretty hit and miss because I was just going, going. going. Even February has been a roller coaster so far. but I’m trying to stay focused on what I can control and that’s hard. My best friend and I are making it a conscious effort every week this month to check in on our goals. Too early to tell how it’s going but we’ll see.

Now, how did I do in January?

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Lose 7 pounds
  • Log my fitness every day
  • Go to the gym 10 times
  • Clean out stickers
  • Move
  • Focus on your journaling planner
  • Watch one movie every week
  • get your passport

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS

  • Hit 100%
  • I.P. Training (I already did this last week)
  • Save $500
  • No spending on planner stuff

WRITING GOALS


  • email calendar
  • launch email series
  • 2016 images
  • check sign up pages
  • new branding
  • 2017 images
  • Books to read
    • Ender’s Game
    • Total Money Makeover
    • The Couple Next Door
    • The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
  • Get your author short link

This year, in my planner, I’m using templates for my goals as well, and the pages I use allow me to focus on different highlights each week to build better habits too. In full transparency, I want to list those here, too.

LONG-TERM GOALS


Health and Wellness

  • 7 hours of sleep each night
  • 4 nights a week with no alcohol
  • only eat 1,400 calories at least 5 days a week

For Moving

  • pack and then unpack
  • donate 1 bag of something each week – whether it’s clothes, school supplies, food, something.

WEEKLY GOALS


  • go to the gym three times a week
  • cook at home four times a week
  • clean up around the house twice a week (clean desk, pick up clothes, take out trash, little things)
  • read 1 book a week

DAILY GOALS


  • read 20 minutes a day
  • close your green ring on your apple watch every day

 

Yeah, I mean, goals are great when you think about them. When you’re moving and you get sick and you’re never home to check what you’re doing, goals are just nice things to think about.

February Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Lose some dang weight
  • clean out downloads
  • move to your new computer
  • Go to the gym 10 times
  • Clean out stickers
  • declutter
  • donate clothes and sell some
  • Do your Last Will and Testament

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS

  • Hit 100%
  • File your income taxes
  • Save $500
  • last cruise payment

WRITING GOALS

  • start first draft of Justice and Lies
  • start outline for Hit List
  • launch email series
  • 2016 images
  • 2017 images
  • finish list of website edits
  • Books to read
    • Ender’s Game
    • Total Money Makeover
    • Golden in Death
    • Wife After Wife
  • Get your author short link
  • Shop My Bookshelf

This year, in my planner, I’m using templates for my goals as well, and the pages I use allow me to focus on different highlights each week to build better habits too. In full transparency, I want to list those here, too.

LONG-TERM GOALS

Health and Wellness

  • Gym 4 times a week
  • 1,400 calories 5x a week
  • Take all your medication every day

Book Marketing

  • Two blog posts a week
  • Schedule socials for the week on Saturday night

WEEKLY GOALS

  • read one book
  • write 10,000 words
  • spend $60 or less on groceries

DAILY GOALS

  • take medication
  • close your green ring on your apple watch every day
  • Log in My Fitness Pal

With being sick, I’ve already failed some of these goals, but I’m tying to make up where I can. That’s what matters.