Did you set goals for the new year? I wanted to but couldn’t start. Like I didn’t know where to begin. In the type of work, I do, it is essential to have goals. Gives me something to work towards, but it was like, I didn’t know where to begin. I was making it harder than it had to be. But that is what I do. I tend to complicate the simple things in life. I’ve done it my whole adult life. What are your goals for 2019?
Please share yours in the comments below. I’d love to see them And who knows, maybe that’ll help me get my butt in gear.
A Tiny Start
Other than my business goals, I wanted to make some personal goals. I have no set routines in my life. I wake up when I want to. Start studying when I want to. Begin writing when I want to. Eat when I want. Do you get the picture here? I’m a stay at home wife, with some health issues. BUT, I’ve been reading where a morning routine can help you to start your day off on a more positive note. That you tend to be more productive. I’m down with that. So, since I wasn’t doing business goals yet, I worked on my personal goals.
I have always been a night owl. I even remained a night owl; the girls were little. Maybe not as bad as say, I am now. But I hated mornings. OMG, I hate mornings. I still hate mornings! Anyway, in the many articles, I’ve read that getting up at 5 am or 6 am, helps people to have a productive day. I’m thinking, no way! There is no reason for me to be up that early. So I started small.
I tried my best to wake up by 10:00 am. When one is home due to a disability, often I would feel like, why should I bother, getting up, I have nothing to get up for. Yeah, that dang negative side is at it again. I didn’t always get up at 10, and I honestly I can say I didn’t try.
But, you know, many times I would get up at seven something, or eight something, to use the bathroom, and I felt awake. But, except for a couple of times, I’d usually get back into bed, where it was warm. Mojo would come up, give me morning kisses, and go back to sleep himself. Mojo is my dog, in case you are wondering. Later on, those mornings, when I’d get up early to use the bathroom, I’d go back to bed, and get up at ten or after, I felt so tired. And I would often think to myself that I should’ve stayed up earlier when I felt more awake.
With the new year coming around, I started to try getting up at 9;30 am. I wasn’t doing so good at it. I’d say I stay in bed, more times than I got up. Then today, I got up when my first alarm went off, at 9:15 am. I got up; I had to use the bathroom. It was danged cold, but I got up, got dressed- nothing fancy, shorts and a t-shirt, BUT I’M UP!! I let Mojo out, got my coffee going, and I crossed my “wake-up @ 9:30 am” off my list.
I was able to piddle around and drink my coffee. I told everyone good morning in the family chat we have on our smartphones. I texted the hubby a bit. I even bathed Mojo. He wasn’t pleased about it, but he does look so much better.
I believe this one goal/habit will be a positive one. Maybe I’ll let myself sleep in on Saturday, till 10:00 am. I aim to be able to wake up at 9:00 am.
I do my studies online. Marketing and writing. Now, just because I got up early, I started my studies late. But everything that I did earlier, I wasn’t trying to do while studying. So I guess that’s a plus, right?? I mean, I can focus on writing this, and not have to answer any texts. Well, my husband keeps texting me, but he also knows I’m studying, so he’ll wait.
One Goal at a Time
Last year I got a small upper partial. And for whatever reason, I do not wear it every day. Usually, unless I go somewhere, or we have people come by the house, I don’t put them in. No one is here during the day. I’m usually alone, so I felt, no big deal. Well, that is my next goal. It starts this coming Monday, the 14th.
In the past, whenever I read something about starting new habits, it was usually said that 21 days, and it becomes a habit. Or more of one than when you started. Last night I followed a link from Pinterest on this very topic, yet it said it took 66 days to get a new habit to become one. Well, that’s a new one on me. I think I’ll stick with the 21 days one.
Again, post your new goals/habits/resolutions below, in the comments. And, I will be updating this article, so I can 1) feel accountable to my readers. Whether I succeed or fail. And 2) so that I can track my progress–which there will be!
PS: I will eventually work on some work goals. I had one the day before yesterday I smashed it! 😉
Till the next time, have yourself a great day. BTW, Happy New Year!
We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. -George Bernard Shaw