Happy New Year! I say it every year, but it is hard to believe that another year is beginning. Each year, I wake up on January 1st, excited with vision of how I want the next 365 days to unfold. After my cup of coffee and a few cartoons with my oldest, I find a quiet corner of the house and plot out my goals for the New Year.
Last year, I chose a theme word of connected then I fleshed out that theme word by developing goals that helped me to be more connected to my Faith, my fitness, and myself. And for a while I did great, but then job changes happened, life got busier, and I just tried to stay afloat. So rather than develop new goals in 2016, I am going to modify the 2015 goals and give them another go.
2015 Goal: Reestablish my morning quiet time
The purpose of this goal was to spend more time reading my Bible and deepening my prayer life. However, there are nights that my youngest sleeps poorly (if at all) so getting up a half-an hour earlier was not realistic.
2016 Goal: Read my Bible Daily, Write in my Prayer Journal Daily
I am giving myself grace for the beginning to know that some days the reading may only be 5 minutes before my work day begins, and the prayer maybe a few hurriedly scribbled lines. Other days I will read entire chapters and document long and lengthy prayers. The only hard and fast rule is that I do it every day.
2015 Goal: Crossfit 3 times a week
I actually gave up on Crossfit for awhile. Trying to make it to the box, 3 days a week felt like pushing a square peg into a round hole. But after nearly 6 months away, I yearned to return, so I shuffled things around at work and home, so that this is a priority.
2016 Goal: Crossift sn AVERAGE of 3 times a week.
Some weeks I can make 4 or even 5 workouts, other weeks only 2. As long as it averages out to 3 times per week over the course of a month, I am happy.
Self-care and Style
2015 Goals: Master a makeup routine and Step-up my dress code
I have created a basic makeup routine that I am comfortable with – and it is more than just chapstick and pressed powder. But I would like to fine tune things a bit, and try a few advanced techniques. In terms of stepping up my dress code, I spent the summer of 2015 working on defining my style – and now that I have a better grasp on what I like to wear and what looks great on my body type, I am ready to create a rocking wardrobe. These goals will continue as is in 2016 with a minor tweak.
2016 Goal: Take a class from a trained makeup artist and work with a personal stylist.
I would love to hear about your goals for 2016.