In my mind January is all about fresh starts. A new year, a blank slate, the first of 12 new months. This January is also the first month of my Life Balance Project. If you are wondering what on earth I’m talking about, I suggest going and reading this post first. Go ahead, this post can wait.
Ready? Ok, lets continue. My theme for my January goals is Fresh start. I’m hoping each goal will help get the year off to a good start. Below is a quick reminder of the 5 aspects of my life that I will be setting goals for.
- Well being Goals and activities that improve my sense of well being. For example, goals focused around routines, yoga, meditation and self care.
- Relationships My friends and family are so important to me. However this section will include meeting new people as well as strengthening the bonds I already have.
- Personal Growth Developing habits or skills that will help me grow as a person.
- Money Unfortunately it does make the world go around. These goals will revolve around budgeting and continuing to save for a house deposit.
- Organisation These goals will focus on organising myself and my time better.
Well being: Attend yoga once a week
Before Christmas I started a yoga class but only managed 2 sessions before it finished for the holidays. I’m going to restart and go at least once a week. The issue with working shifts is that I can’t consistently attend exercise classes, groups etc. Luckily this class is at a yoga studio and there are many different classes so I should be able to attend once a week. It just won’t necessarily be the same class or instructor.
Relationships: Attend 2 meetups
I’m using meetup.com to meet new people and find clubs/activities that I enjoy. I have joined a lot of groups but the next step is actually getting out there and meeting up! I’m aiming to attend 2 meetups, bonus points if they are from different groups! After all, the more different meetups I go to the more people I will meet.
Personal Growth: Establish routines
I’m especially interested in making a night time routine that helps me get a good night sleep and be organised for the next day. I also hear a lot of good things about morning routines and waking up a couple of hours early to have time to focus on yourself. The problem with that is again I work shifts and my day shift start time is 6.30am, there is absolutely no way I’m getting up at 3am! Maybe I could make a morning routine for the days when I’m off or start later. I think the reason I want to make routines is I’m craving a bit of stability. I love my job but its the first time I’ve worked various day/night/weekend shifts and it messes with my head a bit. Often I forget what day it is and I would love a bit more order to my days. If anyone has any tips to help me manage this, I would love to hear them =)
Money: Sort out finances
This goal might sound a bit broad but basically I’m going to go through all my bank statements, cancel any subscriptions I don’t use and see if there’s a better current account I can switch to. I’m preparing myself and my bank account for the upcoming months goals.
Organisation: Try time blocking
I’ve read a lot of articles on Pinterest lately about time blocking and I really want to try it for myself. Maybe it can provide some of the order and routine that I’ve been craving?
So there are my 5 goals for January. I’ll be updating my progress on here and twitter so feel free to follow along! Do you have goals for January? Let me know what they are in the comments below =)