December Dreams/Goals.

December 6, 2010 in dreams,goals,lists

Can anyone believe that it’s already December 5th?! This month flew by! I’m both exhausted and excited thinking about December.

…but I’m already getting ahead of myself. Because I have not yet reviewed my November Goals/Dreams.

November Dreams/Goals:

1. Finish this cleanse. Done! Week four was completed November 14th.
2. Read at least 3 new books, from start to finish! 2/3 of the way complete. Still, I think I did pretty well considering how crazy busy the month of November was. I read The Overnight Socialite by Birdie Clark {which was unusually good, by the way} and The Help by Kathryn Stockett {which I’m going to have to review and dedicate a whole post to}.
3. Have at least one date night a week. Done!
4. Run at least 10 miles a week. Mostly a major fail. It was hard to get my butt moving after work because it was getting so dark out. I ran zero miles this week; 2 last week; 5 the week before; and 12 the first week of November. I really need a treadmill. Sigh.
5. Learn 2 new dinner recipes. 1 out of 2. Only technically learned one new dinner recipe. The second one was cookies. Do cookies count as dinner? I think yes.
6. Continue without caffeine through the month of November. Done! Proud to say I am still going strong without it.
7. Travel to Denver the week of Thanksgiving. Done! It was a rough plane ride and I’m pretty sure BF never wants to fly with me again, but I can check this off my list!
8. Plan my budget for 2011. Fail. Didn’t even begin. And had to do some restructuring of my existing budget.
9. Create a meal and chore plan for the last three weeks of the month to make my work weeks less stressful and my weekends more enjoyable. Done. Made life so much easier!
10. Figure out a way to clear the stress from my life. This is ongoing. But I’ve learned a lot this past month.
11. Help cook our Thanksgiving dinner in Ohio the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We really didn’t do any cooking. So… fail.
12. Spend lots of quality time with BF and my family. Done. It was lovely.
13. Sleep earlier, rise earlier, but sleep more. Done. With the exception of most of this week. Getting back in the swing of real life these past few days has been rough. Other than that, I did really well with making sure I was in bed at a reasonable hour and waking up at an early hour.
14. Reflect and meditate more. Whether that be in complete silence, in yoga, or with a journal. Not at all done. Didn’t even start. Bummer.

Regardless of my November progress, a new month means a new focus and a clean start! I’ve got a lot on my mind for this month.

December Dreams/Goals:

1. Blog on a daily basis from today through the end of December.
2. Read at least 3 new books.
3. Spend Christmas Eve with BFs amazing family and have a fantastic time.
4. Attend my family holiday party and soak up as much family time as possible.
5. Send one hour a week reflecting, writing and/or meditating. 
6. Finally figure out my 2011 budget.
7. Find a way to fit in more daily exercise, even if that means running during my lunch break.
8. Organize my photos on my computer and back them up.
9. Finish my holiday cards and send them out.
10. Bake at least 4 new cookie recipes and blog about them!
11. Continue to sleep earlier, rise earlier and sleep more! 
12. Continue to stay on top of house duties during the week to make my weekends more enjoyable. 
13. Go to at least 1 yoga class a week and create an at-home practice.
14. Start the second part of our detox program.
15. Bring lunch to work every day. Do not eat takeout at lunch at all.
16. Continue without any caffeine through the month of December.
17. Keep a food diary from now until the 31st. Make note of not only what I eat, but how I feel afterward as to better help my stomach issues.
18. Take vitamins every day from now through the end of December.

My list has certainly grown since last month, but I’m confident that I can tackle all of these items! Please hold me accountable!

And now I challenge you… set one dream or goal you would like to set for yourself for the month of December! What is it? 

PS. Have you entered my Mr. Beams LED light giveaway? You should.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mitch December 6, 2010 at 3:27 am

You at least took some very positive steps, so congratulate yourself on those. And of course if you have extra cookies, send them my way. 🙂


~M~ December 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

What a very productive month!


Lil' Woman December 6, 2010 at 5:59 am

Great job on your goals…I need to start a list for myself.


RAW December 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Hey lady!
Those are some good goals. I have similar ones–especially with budgeting/working out more.

Good luck! 🙂


Wild Tree December 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

I love how you share your success, and are honest when you don't quite reach your goal. Brings great awareness going into the next month.

I nabbed some ideas from you list. I will be starting my list for 2011, but I may break it down too. Thanks for sharing!


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