1. Read ten books (not children's) cover to cover. I read a lot of bits of books, magazines, professional journals and what-not, but I don't make enough time to just enjoy a book. I think 10 is a nice achievable goal—just under one book a month. I'm looking to read some classics that I've missed out on as well as some newer books. Any suggestions?
2. Create and maintain an exercise plan. I want exercise to be a regular (and pleasurable) part of my life. I've fallen out of the habit. Cardio. Strength training. Stretching. All of it. I have a feeling this one will take some effort.
3. Continue to reduce debt. I have some plans in my head. I just need to execute them.
4. Be more connected. This is relatively broad in scope but they're my goals so I can umbrella them if I want to. I just want to make sure I'm staying connected to those people who are important in my life. I have a friend who I saw far too little of last year and I don't want that to continue. This also includes the mind/body connection which I've been ignoring. Meditation. And whatever else I want to shove into the realm of "connectedness".
5. Eat more nutritiously. More cooking and being prepared. Less eating out and making the wrong choices. I love good food. I love to cook. It's just a matter of staying aware of what I put in my mouth. Easy enough. Right?
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I'm not one for making resolutions—they seem so looming & domineering—but I'm all for setting goals. So, I present to you my manageable list of five goals for 2008: