Monday, January 2, 2017

January Balanced Life Goals

A lot of my goals for a more balanced life remain the same as last year's:

Spiritual:  The goal is to live a spiritually meaningful life.
- Continue with daily prayers and gratitude
- Attend the January monthly prayer gathering, if possible
- Continue to focus on joy, gratitude, abundance, and blessings 

Environment:  The goal is a clean, tidy, uncluttered house and a well-maintained garden.
- Focus on cleaning and tidying, one room at a time
- Take down and put away holiday decorations
- Declutter as I go
- Continue to spruce up the garden - prune and transplant roses; plant succulents where the roses were.

Daughter:  The goal is to continue to have a close relationship with her. 
- Stay in touch by phone and computer

Family:  The goal is to keep in touch with various family members.
- Call and wish cousin and aunt on their birthdays
- I'll see some of the family members at the January prayer gathering
- Respond to holiday/New Year greetings sent by family
- Exchange holiday gifts with family members I didn't see in December

Friends:  The goal is to keep in touch with friends.
- I'll be seeing some of them at the monthly prayer gathering

Career:  The goal is to continue to do work which I enjoy (for the most part) and which enables me to support myself.
- Continue to work from home for a bit longer
- Prepare to return to the office, eventually

Finances:  The goal is financial security.
- Continue budgeting and spending mindfully
 
Health:  The goal is good health.
- Attend the appointments with my various doctors - 2 scheduled, so far, in January.
- Continue to monitor blood pressure and sugar levels as requested by primary care
- Continue to focus on a healthier diet, drinking enough water, exercising regularly, and getting sufficient sleep

Time Management:  The goal is having enough time to do all what I want to do!
-  Organize myself and put routines into place so I have enough time for work and for play!

Leisure/Crafts/Hobbies/Me-Time:  The goal is to relax doing something I enjoy doing for the pleasure of it.
- Listen to more music
- Read a book (or more)

Looking over this month's goals, I realize there aren't a lot of specifics.  But a lot of what I'll be doing will depend on a number of issues, with my health being the main one.  So I am going to keep the list rather low key and hope to expand it as I go along.

Have you made any goals for this month?

7 comments:

  1. Good goal plans..Wish you the best.. Praying for wonderful health in 2017

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Health is one of the most important factors, isn't it? Hope, you, too, have good health in the new year, free from asthma attacks, etc.

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  2. I have been working on my monthly goals, but haven't posted yet. Life keeps happening.

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    1. (((HUGS))) Susan. Life does keep happening, doesn't it? Maybe that should be our goal? To meet life as it happens, with grace and pleasure?

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  3. I have goals but I keep on getting sidetracked by other things. But so far, I have checked my monthly goals every morning as I make my to-do list for the day so at least they're front of mind. It'd be nice to make a big dent in them!

    Good luck with yours! It's great that you get to work from home a little longer.

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    1. Well done on checking your goals every day. I, too, incorporate little things like calling a friend or a cousin, and chatting with my daughter, of course, into my daily activities, although I don't always list them in my to do lists. But maybe I should?

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    2. Nah. You do that ALL THE TIME already so I don't think it's something you'd let fall by the wayside. Me, on the other hand... I'm not as family oriented as you are. So I DO need to put it on my To Do List.

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