Saturday, September 8, 2012
four simple goals (before 2013)
Elsie Larson posted a challenge on her blog A Beautiful Mess yesterday to choose four simple goals to meet by the beginning of 2013. As a fellow list lover, I gladly accepted the challenge! I recommend checking out her blog for the official rules. Here are the four simple goals I am setting for myself for the last four months of 2012:
1. Meet with a nutritionist: A recent diagnosis has caused me to shift a lot of things in my diet. I want to make sure I'm getting the vitamins and nutrients I need while also having some variety in my meals. My local acupuncture clinic has a nutritionist that has a very wholistic approach that I would like to meet with. BOTF!
2. Exercise once a week: Though I'm still walking Pedro and walking to work everyday, I've been missing the endorphins that come from a good run or work out. I feel so much better when I exercise regularly, and I feel that I owe it to myself to help my body feel good.
3. Finish four paintings: Few activities bring me more joy than painting. The process is so therapeutic and soothing for me, yet I seldom paint. I would like to make enough time to paint to produce one nice painting a month.
4. Meet with a spiritual director: I've experienced a lot of big changes in the past couple years (moved to Milwaukee, started a community, got married, now looking for a new job), and I would like talk some of this out with a spiritual guide. I've met with a spiritual director in the past when trying to discern some big things, and I found it very helpful.
I recommend checking out A Beautiful Mess for the official rules -- which include setting rewards for yourself for when you meet a goal. The only problem with coming up with my rewards is that I can only think of food related rewards! I'm turning into Pedro! Instead, I'll pick a few treats like dates with Paul, little pieces of jewelry, or a trip to the art supply store. If I accomplish all four goals, maybe I should reward myself with these...now there's some motivation!
What four goals do you want to accomplish before January 1, 2013?