I’ve been getting into the habit of reflecting on the previous year and seeing which goals I was able to accomplish. I also like adding the current years goals as a way to hold myself accountable.
2017 Goals (and updates):
1. Set up an Etsy shop for my pet illustrations 👍
— And sell at least 10 commissioned portraits
Note: Sarah and I set up our Etsy shop this year, and I more than doubled this goal by selling 21 pet portraits. Sarah also killed it and sold a ton of other items on the shop. 🤙
2. Daily meditation for at least 5 minutes 👍
Note: While I did miss a day here and there, I practiced meditation almost daily and usually for 10 minutes.
3. Read 8 books 👍
Note: I probably only read 5 or 6 from cover to cover, but read and gained valuable knowledge from at least 8 books and other sources as well. Here’s my reading list from 2017 if you’re interested.
4. 30 minute prep on Sunday afternoon or evenings to prepare for the week ahead 👎
Note: I did this for a couple weeks, but didn’t find any real benefit from doing it so decided to stop.
5. Exercise 👍 + 👎
— Complete Insanity 4 times
— Run or some other light workout in-between Insanity sessions
— Start doing yoga with Sarah a couple days a week
Note: After completing Insanity once, we decided to try other exercises rather than doing it another three times. We switched between a few different things, such as daily 7 minute workouts, yoga, basketball, and started running 4 - 5 days a week.
I’m thinking of doing something a little different this year. I’m going to break my goals up into quarterly themes with mini-goals within each theme. Here we go…
— Move to a new city
— Continue running and complete a 10k run before end of quarter (EOQ)
— Practice yoga at least once a week
— Deactivate my Facebook account indefinitely
— Go on a Twitter and Instagram hiatus until EOQ
— Use the time I’d normally be on social media to read or write instead
— Complete one or two Udemy courses
— Build a new project (app or site just for fun)
— Read every day
— Research and donate to at least two charities that are making a difference
— Spread awareness of quality charities for others interested in donating
— Volunteer for at least a few hours