Friday, January 4, 2013

A Few Small Goals For January


Confession: I'm obsessing over my resolutions this year. After a whirlwind 2011 and 2012, I want to slow down and really think about what I want my 2013 to be. So while the full, well thought out list will likely make an appearance next week, I'm giving you a sneak peak of one of my goals today: to make a list of small goals each month. Yeah I know, my first goal is to make more goals. I always love reading Emma's goal lists, and plan to take it to practice this year. So, for January I plan to:

Streamline blog content
I've been a little scattered lately, but overall I feel as if I have a better handle on my blogging schedule now than I have in the past, and I'm really enjoying blogging more than ever. So, I'd like to keep up this momentum. I found this post by Kinsey to be especially helpful.

Get back to the gym
Not having a gym membership really isn't working for me. I wanted it to, but these freezing temperatures and dark mornings are killing what little motivation I have. A temperature-controlled gym sounds really good to me right about now, I'm going a little stir-crazy.

Go for a walk every day
My job takes place entirely behind a computer, and I admit to having busy days where I don't see the sky between the hours of 9 and 5. I know taking a short walk at lunch will help rejuvenate me and get my blood flowing.

Get my hair done
January is my birthday month, and I'm giving myself permission to... be fancy...for lack of a better term. It's a new year and I'm craving a new haircut and color (nothing drastic...yet). For the past year or so, I've neglected my hair largely due to the fact that my stylist is in New Hampshire and I didn't want to go through the stress of finding a new one, but I'm thinking it's time, now that I live 15 hours away from my usual salon. My hair has felt kind of gnarly lately, and I think it's time for a change. Along with this, I've been working on switching over all my cosmetics and bath products (and household too) to be of higher quality and free from animal testing, I've been playing around with make up a little more than usual lately, and it's time I invest in some nice products.

Already something I've talked about and have been working on. It was so nice to be back home in Maine over the holidays and free from any cell service, internet access, and television. I need to do this more often.

Do you have any goals for January? Feel free to share them below!