“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” Eleanor Roosevelt.
This year I made a commitment to consciously work at creating a life with no regrets. Big goal. But what is a goal without a plan?
Step 1 of creating a plan? Getting physically stronger.
The last years have included problems with my knees and I’ve had ongoing back issues for many years. After a 5-year break, we have a family vacation planned! Actually we have a plan for the following summer, too. 🙂 I want to be stronger! I want to fully enjoy these times with my loved ones and not worry about my back or pain. I want to walk, to hike, to explore, and concentrate only on having fun! Therefore, nearly every day has included exercise with the goal of building more muscle.
Step 2? Writing daily goals.
Days seems to go by too easily when I don’t have a daily list of things I want to accomplish. I have been writing my list of realistic expectations I have set for myself each day.
Step 3? Have more fun!
This is a big one! I have many friends that I would like to get together with more often. I have been able to spend time with some of them. I will continue to reach out to those I haven’t seen in a while. My husband and I have made dinner and movie dates with friends. We will have more people over to our home this year. Just for fun, I am working on some music so I can perform a couple of songs with a 2nd grader. It’s going to be a blast! I’ve always wanted to go zip-lining and our family is doing just that this summer!
Step 4? Work on new aspects of my business.
I have some personal goals. I also intend to compete in competition again next year. I took a 2-year break with the busyness of having a high school senior followed by health issues. I can make time now. I get excited by the process of bettering myself! I’m happier when I feel I am moving forward and building my skills!
Step 5? Better myself with reading.
I have a good friend with whom we’ve created our own little book club. We are currently reading one together and discussing over lunch. It keeps me motivated and accountable to read the assignments we have created for ourselves.
I will continue to work on the follow-through of my goals this year. 🙂 2019 is on a good start!