My Goals for 2018: January Progress

Here’s how I did with my goals for 2018 in January: (You can read how I came up with my goals here.)

My low-tech way of tracking my goals

My Goals for 2018

  1. Write in a gratitude journal five nights per week. Check! I met this goal without any difficulty in January.
  2. Meditate for at least three minutes, three days per week. I got a slow start with this one, and only met my weekly goal once in January. I’ve realized that I fall asleep when I try to meditate at night, but early in the morning works out well.
  3. Cook a ham. I’m not working on any of my cooking/baking goals until next March, when I’ll be down to working only three days a week.
  4. Make cinnamon rolls from scratch. Same as above.
  5. Make a cheesecake from scratch. And again.
  6. Get comfortable making pie crust from scratch. And, yet again.
  7. Clean or declutter for 15 minutes per day, five days per week. I did moderately well with this one in January. Most weeks I did it four times, not five.
  8. Exercise for 30 minutes per day, five days per week. This is the one I put the most focus on, largely because it’s the one that feels most like a chore to me. I achieved it three weeks, and the fourth week I exercised four days.
  9. Create a weekly meal plan. My distaste for cooking and meal-planning is well-established, making this goal all the more important for me. I created and published meal plans four of the five Mondays in January, which – given how I feel about it – seems like a success.
  10. Try one new recipe per week. My distaste for new things is also well-established, and several weeks, I forgot all about this goal. I only tried two new recipes in January: Simple Mushroom Broccoli Stir Fry Noodles and Slow Cooker Enchilada Orzo. Both were good, and I’ll definitely make them again.
  11. Dispose of one box of stuff per month, especially children’s clothing and toys. I took two big bags to the children’s consignment store, and gave one bag of things to a coworker who has a daughter a couple of years younger than mine.
  12. Have a (brief) look-ahead session prior to start of each month. I did this just before the start of January, and again before February.

What are your goals for 2018??

Author: My Upstate Life

Wife, mom, and lover of books, podcasts, and blogs. Not a fan of cooking, winter, and snakes.

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