My husband jokes that 2020 was the apocalypse on training mode. He then wonders what level one will bring. While an amusing joke, it hits close to home. We did not expect 2020 and I have no idea what 2021 will bring. I can’t control the world. I can control me, so I went ahead and created my goals for 2021.
After writing my post about creating goals, I started to create my goals following my rules. I started with four main categories; physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social. From there I thought of what I truly wished to do and created my goals.
By the end of the year, I want to weigh a minimum of 135 pounds. This would put me in a healthy weight level. To succeed in this goal I need to eat the right way and exercise. I already have eating accountability with my nutritionist. For exercise, I asked my husband to keep me accountable. After each workout, I will send him a report. Then to help in motivation, I chose a couple of rewards. When not if, I succeed I will go clothes shopping or material shopping to make clothes. I will also go on a special hike or participate in a ninja course.
For my spiritual goal, I decided to focus on family history. Learning about your ancestors can be fun and inspiring. This year I jumped on something my husband did. He sent my parents “all about them” books. Then I challenged my parents to answer at least one question a day. By the end of the year, I hope they will have finished the book and return it.
For my intellectual goal, I chose to do a few things. I figured I could start one goal and then the next. This way I have the goals ready instead of forgetting about them. To start I am going to improve my photography, with that I will learn more about photoshopping. Finally, I figure it is time to learn about investing. By the end of the year, I hope to print my best photo and photoshopped picture. I also hope to have invested a little.
On my social goal, I chose to concentrate on social media. I really want to help people find my blog. For this reason, I decided to make a numbers goal. I set a certain number of people on average to visit my site daily. To achieve this I have set up a special account for my site on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
If you have yet to set goals for this year, now is the time. Choose a few goals using any criteria you want and do it. Find a friend or family member to help keep you accountable and begin. Having goals give direction and help improve. Personally, having goals gives me a focus. That focus helps me control my depression. I encourage you to do the same. The year may go crazy but our lives do not.