Another year and another set of goals to strive toward. Yes, I’m aware of the statistics of how many people actually keep their New Year’s Resolutions, but I don’t think that means we shouldn’t keep trying. Maybe I’m an optimist in that regard.
My goals this year are pretty simple.
One, write 500 words everyday. (With this one, I’ve given myself the ability to miss four days of the month, so my actual goal is writing 27/31 days.)
To help me with this goal, I bought a super cute planner to write down my words each day. I saw Amy Aislin doing this and thought it good motivation. If I write my 500 words, I get a sticker. If I get 27 stickers a month, I get a reward. And my reward is a private skating lesson with my ice skating coach! That’ll be good motivation too!
Goal two, be more active. I got a head start on this one. The past two months at work, I decided to take a walk on my lunch break. My therapist suggested a daily exercise routine could help with my anxiety flare ups. It’s been working, and I plan to continue this in 2019 as well! I also got a fitness tracker to count my steps. My phone does, but it’s not always in my pocket so I miss valuable steps. Not anymore!
Goal three is to pass Adult Level 5 for my ice skating. I just completed Adult Level 4, and 5 is much tougher. I’m starting spins and actual elements of skating. I’m already thinking of my first routine!
I’ve added on one lesser goal. I want to start stretching at least three times a week. With skating and Irish dance and my walks my muscles get worked out but I’m not stretching them before or afterward. This is not helping my body get more flexible. With my focus on skating, I need to be more limber to get some of these moves perfected.
So, not a lot has changed as far as my goals go, but I’m excited to get started on them. We’ll see if I feel the same in February.