Friday, January 1, 2016

January 2016 Goals

A new year means a time for new goals.  I've spent the past month thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2016 and how to accomplish, and while I'm tempted to make 50 different goals and set to work on all of them, I decided less may be more in this case.  Here's what I'm hoping to tackle in January.

  1. Successfully do my 21 Day Purification Diet.  No caffeine, alcohol, sugar, cheese, ice cream or bread for twenty-one days!  As a carb lover, I'm nervous, but I think I'll feel much better after I'm done, and probably while I'm doing it.
  2. To go with my take care of my physical self better.  Exercise at least twenty minutes, three times a week.  I initially wanted to plan something big, like work out for an hour a day, five days a week.  But I know I'll hate it, and as soon as I miss a day or two, I'll just give up.  So, I figured I'd start with something really manageable.
  3. Read four books.  I didn't get 48 books read in 2015, but I think I could have if I hadn't had schoolwork and so many other projects in the last  quarter of the year.  I'm setting the same goal for 2015.
  4. Daily quiet time. I want to up my spiritual health.  So, making sure I take time each day to pray, meditate, and read the Bible are on my must do list.
  5. Morning pages!  Actually, just a morning page to start with.  This is more for my mental and creative health.  I did it before, and really loved it,  It's time to get back in the habit.  It's also a key building block to writing more in general.
And that's all I'm aiming for in January.  Just laying the groundwork to work on bigger goals in coming months.  I even made an Excel spreadsheet to track my progress.  I ordered the Spark Notebook, but it won't be here until midway through January.  I am looking forward to its arrival though since I love making lists and checking things off.

The Monthly Goals: a Goals Linky Party at My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen's World 

And, if you want to link up your goals, or see what everyone else, is striving for this month, head over to the link up hosted by Miss Angie and Karen!


  1. Great goals! We have several of the same. I do my morning pages and have been doing them consistently for several months now.

    1. That's great, Judy! I did them a few years ago, and really enjoyed it, but just got out of the habit. I'm hoping to get back in the habit of it this year.

  2. Those are some fantastic goals! Good luck with the purification diet--I can't imagine no sugar or bread but I bet you'll feel great afterwards!

    1. Oh my, what I wouldn't give for a cup of good coffee! I'm drinking hot water with a little lemon juice and ginger, and it's good, but coffee sounds so delicious right now! Coffee is definitely what I miss most.

  3. I definitely need some daily quiet time. That's a REALLY good goal.

    And also, good luck with the purification diet. I know I need to do something like that but I just never seem to let myself.