Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Years Goals Update!

It's the end of the month and while I didn't do resolutions this year, let's have a quick check in on how all of my goals are doing! At this point I actually want to add an additional goal to the list too which I will do at the end of the recap. The first month is always the easiest since I have a lot of motivation to get things right. This year was no different, but I'm going to continue blogging about the mini projects I take on to achieve these goals throughout the year in an attempt to keep the momentum going. Scheduling these posts in my blog planner will definitely help with that!
  • Walk 5000 steps a day. So the story with this one is I have a fitbit and I was going to rely on that to count my step but basically the first weekend of January I left it in a hotel room and at this point I haven't been able to meet up with my friend to get it back from her. So this goal, not off to a good start but I'm making an effort next weekend to pick it up because I definitely want it before I go on my trip!
  • Cut down on the amount of subscription boxes. This one has been a grand success, now the hard part is sticking to it! I have a post up talking about all my subbies and what actually stayed. I'm proud to say I'm down to just 2-3 boxes that come very infrequently. I hope to eventually cut it down to have even less boxes I purchase occasionally. 
  • Finalize the perfect morning and night skincare routine. This one is a hard one to make progress on, I'm thinking it will be able half way through the year before I can get to this. The reality of it is that I have SO many products that I received from subscription boxes that I just have to use them up before I can create a set routine. I guess you can kind of say I've started working on this since going through the products I'm able to make lists of what ingredients or brand work or don't work well for my skin. Even my night routine which I thought was pretty set has gotten a slight shake up with some new products.
  • Spend at least three hours a day without a cell phone. I'm half achieving this. I'm getting good at looking at the lock screen but not actually unlocking the phone and twiddling around. Next step is to completely lock it up in the drawer and ignore it.
  • Get and maintain a blog planner. I'm on point with this one and even though I just bought my little two year planner I'm seriously considering an upgrade to a Plum Paper Planner to start organizing my entire life. I have a habit of just jotting things down in various places so if I could stick to it, I think having one universal planner for notes and to do's would be handy. I must say though I need to get into a habit of taking the planner with me. Normally I just leave it in a drawer on my night stand which slightly defeats the purpose of the planner, so in February this guy is finding a home in my purse!
  • Start embracing more minimalist tendencies. I spent most of January really taking inventory of all my junk and I wrote several posts on my 'Journey to Minimalism'. It was focused heavily on products this month, but eventually I'm going to start weeding through things such as books, clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. and I'll be sure to capture this all the blog. The goal is to eventually be able to pack all my possessions into one car!
  • Develop a personal sense of style. This one didn't get touched at all. I think it's time to revive the Pinterest board and start piecing together what I want. I just hate shopping for clothes so much, the whole trying on process irritates me, so this will definitely need a lot of help to take off.
And finally the new goal I want to add to the list: 
  • Drink more water. I used to be really good at this but when my office moved, I stopped bringing a water bottle to work and was instead drinking water from a coffee cup. I wasn't remembering to get up enough to fill up the cup so throughout the day I would drink typically two coffee cups of water and that's it! Now I'm bringing a 24oz water bottle to work every day and my goal is to drink four bottlefuls or basically one bottle every two hours.
It's the end of January, how is everyone else doing with their goals/resolutions?

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