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2014 Plans & Goals

I already recapped my progress on 2013 goals {HERE}.

Here are my goals/hopes/intentions/plans for 2014…

1) Sleep.

I don’t get enough sleep. I don’t prioritize going to bed early (there’s always so much to do and I feel like I am missing out when I just go to bed). I realize that I will likely get even less sleep after the baby comes, but for now I’m going to try to hit this goal – in bed and dozing by 10:30pm, 3x per week.

If I need motivation, here are some articles on why sleep is so important:

2) Yoga.

Make time for me/yoga every week. Something that will definitely be hard come April, but it’s something that will keep me sane. I need to take time out each week for myself and do the things that keep me happy, like yoga. The goal – 1x yoga 60+ minutes and 2x yoga 20+ minutes per week. If I can’t make a 60+ minute class, I can sub 2 20-minute sessions.

3) Time management and prioritizing.

I am not as efficient with my time as I’d like to be. This ties in with #1 (sleep). I have a couple goals here – get in to work by 9:45 consistently (3-4x/week). (Don’t know what will happen with this after the baby – exact work schedule is TBD.) I also want to spend more time doing productive things and not fiddling around on the internet. Goal here is to spend 30 minutes/day (can be rolled over from other days) either reading or working on a side project that I am neglecting.

4) Food.

Eat less sugar. Maybe it’s due to pregnancy but I have been going back for dessert seconds way too often. And eating less sugar is good no matter what. Goal is to not have dessert 2-3x per week. (I usually have something sweet every night.)

5) Charity.

I want to donate things I am not using on a monthly basis rather than letting things collect in an unsightly pile. I also want to try volunteering more often, which I used to do but haven’t lately. Goal – volunteer 5x this year. That might sound like very little, but going from nothing I have no idea how it will turn out. I’m signed up with New York Cares which is a great organization and it makes signing up for individual volunteer events really easy.

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That’s it for now! Maybe I’ll update them after the baby comes and I get a better idea of how the rest of my year will go.

Do you have goals for 2014?

Happy New Year and 2013 Intentions Recap

Happy New Year!

Let’s see how I did with last year’s goals:

1. Eat more cleanly. Fewer processed foods; more vegetables. Eat more intuitively. Eat less emotionally.

I gave up all artificial sweeteners for good around March (when I did a macrobiotic month). I was not using artificial sweeteners regularly at that point, but they still snuck in (diet coke with free company lunch on Fridays for example). I’m so glad that I was able to nix them and my stomach is much happier without them.

Re: eating more intuitively and less emotionally, I also made strides here. I do still snack mindlessly sometimes (mainly late at night) but it’s much less often than in 2012 and before.

2. Go to sleep by 11pm more often. (2x a week to start… and increase)

I do go to bed by 11pm at least 2x a week, though this is probably due to pregnancy more than an attempt to follow this resolution!

3. Go to yoga 12x a month and do Mysore regularly for 1 month.

I never did Mysore in 2013. I went to yoga 10-12x a month up until August/September when I started getting morning sickness. I ended up leaving my yoga studio and joining the 92Y (a gym) at the end of September. I now go to yoga about once a week and I do about one additional weekly session at home (20 minutes). After pregnancy I’m hoping to do more.

4. Meditate 5 minutes per day (morning).

I did this for a while, then got out of the habit. Would love to bring it back in 2014.

5. Get up earlier (see #2…).

I don’t know what time this means – I should have set a more specific goal. I get up between 7:30 and 8:30 but I really wish I could be sleeping later – my body is crying for it.

6. Log my exercise and use my Erin Condren planner.

I logged some exercise; I did use the planner (and got a new one for this year).

7. Spend less money and save up to start my own business someday.

I probably did not spend less money.

8. Get the promotion that I want.

I actually got 2 promotions in 2013.

9. Find at least one other source of income aside from my day job.

Didn’t do this.

10. Simplify. Minimize. Give away clothes and things that I don’t use. Buy less. Have less. Stress less. KISS.

I made multiple trips to Housing Works to drop off things I didn’t want/need/use anymore. This resolution is vague – I’m calling it done.

This is ~7/10 completed. An improvement on last year’s score which was 13.5/24.

Will be back later this weekend with 2014 goals/intentions! I’m going to try to keep it to 10 goals and make sure they are specific enough to know if I achieved them or not when 2015 rolls around.

Do you have goals for this year? If you had them for 2013, how did you do?

New Years Intentions 2013

I meant to post this list a few weeks ago – but better late than never. Here is what I’m thinking for my 2013 resolutions/intentions/goals/whatevers! I don’t think I can do these all at once but I can definitely spread them out over the year.

2013 Goals – Go GO Goals!

1. Eat more cleanly. Fewer processed foods; more vegetables. Eat more intuitively. Eat less emotionally.

2. Go to sleep by 11pm more often. (2x a week to start… and increase)

3. Go to yoga 12x a month. Do Mysore regularly for 1 month. (Summer?)

4. Meditate 5 minutes per day (morning).

5. Get up earlier (this will come out of #2…).

6. Log my exercise (I used to do this). And use my Erin Condren planner.

7. Spend less money and save up to start my own business someday! I want to work for myself, not someone else. So I need Kapital.

8. Get the promotion that I want. ::fingers crossed::

9. Find at least one other source of income aside from my day job.

10. Simplify. Minimize. Give away clothes and things that I don’t use. Buy less. Have less. Stress less. KISS.

I’m keeping it at 10 – if I get them all I can always add more later. I am tempted to add a #11 though – get back to wedding weight? I’m ~10-15 pounds up, most of which happened in the last year (had some work-related stress and – see #1 – I am an emotional eater – I know I’m not the only one!!). I gotta start doing my ZWOWs again if I want to lean out though. Will discuss more later pending progress on #1.

What are your 2013 goals?

P.S. Like the new look? It’s part of #10 – Simplify. I’m keeping it simple and light. And no more ads. icon smile New Years Intentions 2013

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