New Year’s Day, it’s time to set goals…

I am not much of a goal-setting person. I cringe twice a year when I have to discuss work-related/professional development goals with my supervisor. I don’t have a five-year plan, and I’m still not sure if I’m in the right career – it’s just the kind of work I have been doing for a long time, and  I chose it by default.

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The funny thing is that I was an athlete for many years. I successfully set goals for my tennis and my training a few times, which included an undefeated regular season during my junior year in college, beating my time 1 1/2 mile run my sophomore and junior years, winning the City Championship my high school senior year, and various strength goals I set at different times. Beyond that, I have reached savings goals at different times but I haven’t made goal-setting a  regular habit… but I’m going to try it this year, at least for a little while.

So…  here I go. First, I plan to post something a minimum of once a week. It may not be lengthy, but I want to get back in the habit of posting more regularly than I did for most of 2017.  Second, I will attend my weekly Yoga class that I joined through my employer’s Wellness program and I will work out at least one more time each week, not counting the two or three walks I take with Husband on the weekend in good weather. Thirdly, I plan to meditate for  5 minutes at least  three times a week.

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Phew… that seems like a lot, but i have been thinking about each of these activities and done them somewhat inconsistently in recent weeks. I think that they are all doable, especially if I start to see and feel benefit from them.  Wish me luck!

 

A few days off…

I took a few days to relax with Boyfriend from Christmas Eve through the weekend. It was time we both needed, as I have been adjusting to a new job and schedule and he had worked the past few weekends. Unfortunately, I started a few posts but didn’t finish them. I plan to have a few posts in the coming days.  Part of adjusting is figuring out how to get things done when I get home without staying up too late and trying to balance what I need to get done on the weekend while still having quality time with Boyfriend. The new year should allow us both to re-group and recover from the transitions and chaos of 2015.

One thing I am considering is buying a tablet so I can work on blog posts on my lunch break a few days a week. I am contemplating between an IPAD, although I have a Windows computer and a Windows phone, because I don’t want to do the Windows 10 update and the IPAD offers lots of apps and versatility. I will likely stick with what is familiar, but I would welcome any helpful feedback about the tablet decision to help me think it through. Any thoughts?