2016 Goals Update
I posted my goals for 2016 around New Year, so I’m well overdue for an update. This year is well and truly in full-swing, even though it feels like Christmas was five minutes ago.
Since February I’ve been easy on myself. I realised I’ve been pushing myself too hard lately and it was affecting my recovery from post concussion syndrome. For those who don’t know, I fell on the way to work one morning and ever-so-gracefully smashed my head on a lampost! As hilarious as it may have looked it has impacted my life greatly and I’m slowly recovering and learning to cope when I have bad days. So I’ve put most things on hold, including making money online and am trying to let myself rest. Not always easy when I’m eager to chase the life I want, but I’m doing OK, trying to stay positive, and getting on the best I can.
So how am I doing with my goals?
So my goals are to go fully freelance, setting myself up as a writer and a virtual assistant. Working from home is my dream, so I’ll do anything to mesh that and my love of writing. At the moment I’m just trying to get in to a routine to make getting back to work as smooth as possible, and I’m working on all the technical side of things like my portfolio and doing research.
I also want to create a proper schedule for this blog. Well as you can see I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but I have drafted a tonne of posts, which I will get around to when I feel better. 🙂
I’m happy with my progress on my goal of learning about investing. I’ve been reading a bunch of blogs, books and I have an interesting app from Udemy that I’ve been working through too.
My other financial goals are on hold at the moment, including making money online, but I have opened another savings account that I intend to use as soon as possible.
I’ve been reading a lot about calligraphy, I especially like this bloggers guide, it’s really accessible and straight-forward. I just need to get the instruments and start using them.
Another one is to go back on holiday. I’ve been planning a Disney World holiday for next year which is exciting. I want to go back to Port Orleans Riverside, but I think we’ll stay at Pop Century to save some money. I love all the Disney hotels so I don’t mind one bit!
Life & Health
Get weight loss surgery. I’ve had the first three appointments, I just need to lose a little weight now before surgery by following a meal plan. I’m unsure if I will go through with the surgery, as it’s quite scary and I’m not too far gone that I couldn’t lose weight myself with good old old-fashioned willpower – but either way I’m going to the lose weight.
This year I want to learn to drive, right now I’ve started to look at instructors and ask around for the best local one.
I want to release an ebook. I have actually drafted a few, but I’m going to step on my game on this goal.
One big goal that’s been important to me for a while, is practice mindfulness regularly. I splashed out on the Headspace subscription when it was on offer (keep an eye open for voucher codes) and I’ve been using it regularly. I figure a year’s subscription would be worth it if I used it every day and got a lot out of it. I’m happy so far and I do feel less anxious than I was before.
Read as much as possible. Before my head injury, as an English Lit student I used to be able to read a novel a day – well of course that changed when post concussion syndrome reared its ugly head! But I’m happy with my progress from what it was, so far I’m on my fifth novel this year. But I dip in and out of non-fiction.
There you have it. I’m happy with what I’ve made progress with but I would like to step my game up on some of my goals.
Goals for March
It’s really hard to write goals when you’re ill. I want to push myself but I know I should be taking it easy!
- Enter 1000 competitions – this might sound like a lot but that’s about 32 a day.
- Read two books.
- Finish my Udemy course.
- Start using MyFitnessPal again.
- Train the puppy. I just got my first ever puppy last week, training’s going well already!
What are your goals? How are they going?