For 2016 I decided to break down my goals for each month and evaluate my progress each month on the goals I sat for that month. In that way I can easily go back, change the path I take to complete the goal and my progress will be evaluated hands on instead of at the end of the whole year for different goals.
I named it the Monthly Goal Challenge and it’s the first time I am experiencing month based goals. Hope it works out good for me.
So my January Missions go below
Stress has played havoc with my physical and mental well-being in the last year. It’s my prior goal to take less stress, keep calm and just ignore what I can and be patient for what I can’t ignore and can’t control (gulp it’s hard!).
My mission will be to catch myself whenever I dive into the negative thinking spiral and think of and speak aloud three positive things for each negative thought. This does the trick for me always. I just have to remember to do it every time from now on.
Pamper Myself Each Week
At the end of each week as I prepare for the next week I will be preparing my mind and body too to endure the next week by pampering myself. It could be at home spa treatment, painting my toenails, reading a book, moisturizing, … the list is endless. Tune back to see a brand new pampering task that I had done or I plan of doing for myself each week.
Complete My Studying For The Course
For the past month (or two to be honest) I am trying to put my course teaching PHP online. For that I had to group the topics and prepare the course in an easy to understand format so that anyone, even a newbie at programming, can understand it. But I had been postponing and procrastinating on the homework that I need to do for the course to materialize. I promise you all to complete my preparation (the slides for presentation included) for the PHP course this month so that I can start the recording by next month.
What are your resolutions? Are you going for the yearly or monthly resolutions? Or have you already forgotten about them?