Monday, September 2, 2013

August Goals RECAP and September Goals.

August Goals;

1. 21 Day Detox Challenge
Done, with the exception of the fact that I brought back coffee on Day 15. I could live without it, I just didn't want to. Fail?? decide.

2. Get 6 hours of sleep a night. 
I was fairly successful in this goal. My work schedule did dictate some pretty tight turn arounds, where 6 hours wasn't an option, so I focused on the one thing within my control that typically prevents me from getting enough sleep- wasting time on the internet. I struggled quite a bit with insomnia this month, so my attempts to sleep more were somewhat thwarted. 

3. Read a book.
Negative. I started 3 books; 1 fiction, 1 motivational/lifestyle wellness and 1 educational and I finished a grand total of none of them. However, since that's more books than I've even touched, let alone opened this year, I'm accepting it as a baby step and looking forward to finishing all three of them!

4. Get a new 1 mile PR.
I ran fewer miles in July than the previous 12 months, so I thought I'd challenge myself to run more by shooting for a new 1 mile PR, and ended up running even fewer miles than before. 

September Goals;

1. No goals.
Breather maybe??
Confession; I'm a little bit goal obsessed. I'm an extremely organized, structured person and I literally crave goal-setting. But lately- I'm been more interested with the goal-setting than the goal-following through and we all know where that leads us. (nowhere.) I've set & met some great goals so far this year. As invigorating and refreshing as goal setting can be, it can also turn into a monster that controls my time and energy, and I don't want to waste my life on my to-do list.
It's hard for me to find that slice of balance-- motivated yet not compulsive. Goals

Sometimes I let goals change from a road map to a road block -- I put important things, or people in my life 'on hold' in order to focus on my goals. A little extreme, perhaps.

When it all boils down to it, I have one goal; love God, love others and love life.
 I set smaller goals in order to make sure I'm making progress towards my ultimate goal, but really, my small goals are just stepping stones towards my ultimate goal, not the end all.
Sometimes I get stuck with my zoom lens on and get hung up on my little goals instead of staying alert to the big picture, and how my little goals make or break the big picture.

This is a big month for me and my family; my parents & younger siblings are moving from the house where they've lived for 23 years. Just a tiny bit of work involved. I left quite a bit of stuff stored there when I moved out, so I have a huge sort/save/throw project ahead of me this month. I want to have extra time to help them move & transition into the new house.
I'm transitioning into different hours at work, juggling a new job and adjusting to a new schedule.
So for September, I'm zooming back out from the little things to get a tiny bit of perspective and free my time and energy to be plugged into my family.

Goal; be awesome. 


  1. Great goal (that last one). You will nail it... I think you already have :)

  2. This months goals are probably my favorite of all..those are my daily goals and I'm sticking to it!! I don't really set monthly goals, I do try to have a few daily goals I stick to..otherwise I get too overwhelmed. I can only read one book at a time haah.

  3. I feel ya! I am so focused on goal-setting that I almost set myself up to fail! I try to not set too many goals and definitely not ones where I am setting myself up to fail i.e. stop bitting my nails. For the whole nail bitting thing I just try to keep polish on them as much as I can. I think I've gotten better but who knows!

    Don't think you'll have trouble accomplishing that last one ;)

  4. Oh goodness, what books!!? ;) Sorry, bookworm here. (It really depends on the book though... some books are just good and you can't put them down, others... take longer. ;)

    And on the 21 detox... I can't believe you went without coffee for 14 days. 0_o NOT a fail giving into to that AT ALL! I mean, it's coffee! ;D

  5. Great job on accomplishing your August goals! I've learned that I don't do well with short-term goals... I get a little OCD and start to feel like I "have to" do them rather than wanting to do them. To each their own, but I think it's great that you're taking a break in September ;)

  6. I think you've done SO well on your goals!! 21 day rule!! You deserve a breather! Best of luck to you and your family on the move, thinking of you. xo