Monday, January 02, 2012
I am actually excited about the plans I have this year to make improvements both in my health and in other areas that are important to me. I have made a chart with 10 areas that I want to focus on. These are mainly basic regarding health - 30 minutes minimum cardio, 20 minutes minimum strength 3 times a week, 8 cups of water, eating in range. I've also added a few personal goals such as being to work on or before starting time EVERY day. I have a tendency to arrive 1-2 minutes late. While my boss is gracious about it, I don't like it. I've other goals like being in touch with my son more often, even if it's just a text. We can go a week or 2 sometimes - both of us have such busy lives - and I want to improve that.
Every day I wlll assess how I have done and add up each check mark and multiply that by a dime. I have a tendency to just buy books or clothes in particular whenever I see something I want. Not enough to go into debt or anything like that but I feel I could either save the money or use it for more profitable things - charity, etc. I will therefore force myself to save up this way for something special and only buy it if I have accumulated enough on my chart. Obviously if I need new jeans or whatever I will get them but this will help me discipline myself. This weekend we had a family Christmas gathering and played a game called "Ticket to Ride". I loved it and that is my first goal to save for.
I am looking forward to the flexibility this offers me - don't have to be perfect to achieve my overall goals but it does encourage me to stay with it. If I need to make adjustments I will but I think for me, it is a great plan!