December Goals

Fall is now over, and the Christmas season has begun.  Before I get into the December Goals, I want to give you one last update on the goals this Fall.  I made these goals without knowing whether or not I was pregnant, and they were not as doable as I had hoped, considering I was in my first trimester for most of Fall.  However, I managed to complete most of them.  So, here’s how they turned out.

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Spiritually, I am going to attend a Bible Study. Completed.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Ladies Bible Class I attended each week.  Those ladies are so sweet and I look forward to (hopefully, depending on pregnancy) attending the next one in the new year!

For healthI am going to do some type of yoga or meditation every day. Fail, sorta.  I didn’t do this every day, unless you count hearing the heartbeat every night as meditation.  Then, I totally did this perfectly the last three weeks.  I have been doing yoga, but not every day.  And I want to be careful of what I can and can’t do as I continue into this pregnancy.  We had some (not serious but could affect exercise) concerns in last week’s appointment that could clear up on their own by the next appointment.  So, I’m going to take it slow and easy until then.  Maybe cut the yoga down to once or twice a week.

For homeI want to decorate each month. Completed.  I did my mantle each month, and when I put away the November things, I divided them into Fall and Thanksgiving for better decorating next year.  I forgot to take a picture, though!

For online/writingI’m going to do a weekly video check-in. Completed.  This has been do fun to do, and as I mentioned in the video for week 15, I plan to continue to do it as long as I can.

And finally, the bonus goal, I want to get back into my planner. Changed.  I realized this season that I’m not longer the same planner that I was a few years ago.  I now gravitate towards online calendars and spreadsheets, with a daily to do list as well.  I’m changing up my planner style a bit, which I hope to show you in the new year.

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I’ve thought and wrestled with what to do the last month of this year.  And in the end, I decided to not make any measurable goals and both of the reasons have to do with my pregnancy.

  1. I have limited energy during my day, and while I hope to continue eating healthy and staying active, I also want to really focus on the Christmas season this year.  It may be our last holiday just Michael and me, and I don’t want to be worried about additional checklists (other than the ones for buying gifts, those are the best checklists).
  2. Next year is unpredictable.  There are so many things that could happen that would affect my day-to-day schedule, that this might be my last “normal” month (or the entire rest of my pregnancy could be normal, but who’s to say?).  So I want to treasure this time with the dogs, my husband, my home, my friends and my family, and focus on that.

Christmas time is so special and magical.  I’ve already made so many memories and I’m looking forward to creating even more this month.  I hope all of you are having a good end to your year, that you aren’t stressing out too much, and that you get to spend some precious time with your friends and family.

Did you make new year goals?  How are they going?

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Fall Goals Update

 

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And I feel like I turned around and wham!  It’s November!  I’ll be honest, the goals haven’t been totally kept up with.  With October still in the first trimester, my main goals were to not get too anxious and to not throw up.  Which I did, mostly, accomplish.

But since it is the beginning of the month, I thought I would do a little goal update.

Spiritually, I am going to attend a Bible Study.  I am still, as regularly as I can, attending the Ladies Morning Bible Class.  Since the nausea is going away, I see this happening pretty easily the rest of November.  The other study has been going on at night which is super hard for me since my fatigue causes me to go to bed pretty much when the sun goes down.

For healthI am going to do some type of yoga or meditation every day.  I want to get better at the yoga this month, though I did much more prayer and meditation in October, it wasn’t every day.  But, again, now that I’m entering the second trimester, I’m ready to proceed with this a bit more.

For homeI want to decorate each month.  I did decorate for Halloween!  I focused mostly on the mantle, which is where I think decorations will be centered in November as well.  Also, since we have a curious young pup in our household now, places that are out of his reach are a must.  I also culled through a lot of my Halloween decor.  I’m thinking I might pick up a new piece sometime soon in the clearance aisles.

 

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Forgive the quality.  It’s with my phone on the afternoon of Halloween.

 

For online/writingI’m going to do a weekly video check-in.  Check!  I’ve really been enjoying this, and it has been helping me keep track of the days and weeks.  I have Week 8, Week 9, Week 10 and Week 11 all linked from October

And finally, the bonus goal, I want to get back into my planner.  I did do a bit more this month than I did last month but doing this goal (or trying to) has made me realize that the planner I’m using isn’t really fitting with my lifestyle.  I think I’m going to use this month to research some other options for next year.  If anyone has suggestions, I’m open to them!

Did you make new year goals?  How are they going?  If you accidentally forgot about them, or they don’t really work for you, or whatever reason, don’t be afraid to recalibrate and create new ones for this month!