December... can you even believe it?!
November, though it didn't even seem long enough to count as a month, proved to be quite successful as far as my monthly goals are concerned. We won't get into the specifics regarding how I faired out with walking and drinking more water, suffice is to say, they've been put on the list for December (perhaps 2016 will be my year to finally get it together in the way of making these two goals happen). I had TWO outings with friends; one was a dinner with girlfriends and the other I was able to visit with a friend who moved away over the summer and another friend joined us as well. Both were so lovely and proved very beneficial in terms of just getting out and having some fun. Rob and I managed a dinner date, where we purposely tucked our phones out of reach and just enjoyed each other's company. It's important to reconnect and check in with one another. I did a couple "me" things, though I know I could have squeezed in more, I was overall pleased with myself in prioritizing time to do simple little things like paint my nails a couple of times over the month (it's the little things, right?).
For this final month of 2015 (still, how is this possible?!) these are the five goals I will be focusing on accomplishing:
1. More water: This month I'm going to post a visual reminder on the kitchen cupboard that house our glasses and hopefully this will help (fingers crossed). 2. More walks! As the colder weather settles in, it becomes even more of a challenge to bundle up and get myself outside... perhaps I need to find an alternative form of exercise for the winter (or just get over myself and deal with the fact that I'm Canadian - ha). 3. Don't stress and enjoy the season of Christmas: Easier said than done given my personality, but this is a goal very much worth my effort and attention. Pacing myself and keeping to a schedule has made me feel less anxious than previous years, so I think I'm putting myself in a good position for achieving this goal. 4. Let friends know I care about them: Though my absence can sometimes seem like I'm aloof, I'm not and I want to let those in my life that have patiently taken a backseat to everything I've piled in the passenger (how's that for a metaphor), know that I care about them. 5. Be mindful about my snacking: Put down the chips/chocolate/candy! Or at least not be reaching for them as much as I have been lately (I swear my body goes into hibernation mode this time of year).
So, that's it, reasonable and meaningful goals to wrap-up 2015 and start focusing on 2016. What are some of the goals you'll be working on this month? If you care to share, I'd love to hear - please feel free to leave a comment below.