I have thirteen goals for 2013. It just happened that way. I was writing and thinking and rearranging and all of a sudden I had thirteen perfect, achievable goals, big and small alike.
They range from “to-do” list projects for our house to personal achievement goals. I want to grow and improve this year in every way, and I think these New Year’s resolutions will help me on my way to that. I feel really good about this list, and more importantly, I feel really good about my ability to accomplish these things — my approach this year was more about identifying the things I want to do and be, rather than what I think I should try to accomplish or add to my already full and busy life. This year isn’t about obligations, but rather about thriving.
1) Get rid of useless things in my house and in my life, be they clothes, products, papers, habits or decor. // Action steps include reorganizing, buying less and paring down my possessions.
2) Create a shared office space that is both beautiful and functional. // Action steps include finding a dual desk, a desk chair for me, and adding storage, inspiration and warmth to the space. (Perhaps via this rug.)
3) Develop and maintain a household budget, complete with long- and short-term savings plans and cash systems.
5) Get my Texas concealed carry license. // Action steps include researching local instructors, blocking off a weekend and signing up for a session.
6) Write something and submit it for publication somewhere new.
7) Strive for optimal health and wellness in the next year through fitness and paleo/primal eating. // Action steps including completing the January Whole30 challenge (I’m starting TODAY! Woo!), committing to circuit workouts twice per week, and seeking out a local yoga studio.
8) Get my wardrobe under control. // Pants? Shoes? WTF? Action steps include gradually phasing out ill-fitting pieces and replenishing my wardrobe with quality, classic basics, all the while finding comfort in my own unique style.
9) Read more books. Read fewer blogs. // Action steps include working through my current reading pile and then starting on this Gilmore Girls-inspired book challenge.
10) Refinish the [growing] stack of secondhand furniture in the garage. // Action steps include buying sandpaper, paint and finish stripping supplies, Danish oil and/or paint.
11) Get serious about my business. // Action steps include achieving goal #1, setting up regular “business hours,” developing a few critical spreadsheets and working on a separate financial plan.
12) Research more about degrees and health career options in nutrition. // Action steps include downloading and reading the free book from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
13) Train for and run a local trail race — be it a 5k or a half marathon — in March. // Action steps include committing to a running plan, going with my friend Abby for riverside runs, trying to increase my endurance through two or three runs a week, letting my run-happy hubby coach me and maybe purchasing these slick new shoes.
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Do you set New Year’s resolutions? What do they look like? What do you want to achieve in 2013?
Let me know, I’m always curious!