I am finally home after a 10 day hiatus from life and the internet. Did ya miss me? I missed you!
While I was away, we planned the majority of the wedding, ate until our pants fit no more, caught up with old friends, and coined a new holiday catchphrase, “It’s Christmas, you asshole.” All in all, it was a great vacation!
Now that I’m back, I want to start thinking about New Years Resolutions. Each year (for the past 2 years), I have made 1 vague resolution for the entire year.
2010-Get involved in an online community…Hey! That’s you!
2011-Get to know California…I have been working hard at this, but it is a continual effort. I’ve been on several vacations throughout the state, tried tons of new restaurants, and visited a few historical spots.
2012-Eat less and move more.
Most people will tell you that goals should be specific and measurable. I find that if I am too specific in my goal setting I give up easily and forget the big picture. I do have smaller specific health goals, but the big picture for 2012 is to live healthfully.
My other idea was to follow a goal-setting plan similar to The Art of Non-Conformity. This involves very detailed planning and a monthly progress check. I may not be motivated enough to do that, but it sounds really neat in theory.
How do you map out your goals? What motivates you to stick to your goals?
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday break!
p.s. I didn’t take A SINGLE picture over my vacation 😦 Hopefully photos will appear from other people in the next few weeks.