The first of the year has brought with it a lot of excitement for me. My mind is swirling with possibilities, and I have a ton of goals I want to achieve. Â These can be summed up pretty well with a couple of themes:
I want to give back, and I want to keep track of where my giving is happening so that I can better target my efforts to the things that mean the most to me. Â I’ve done a lot of volunteering with arts and education organizations, but I want to start doing more monetary contributions as well, and more personal contributions in the way of acts of kindness. I’m planning to do an act of kindness each day in 2016. Â To start off, I’ve donated to an organization local to me that does great work: oneROOF.
As someone who is constantly striving to improve, this is a theme that applies to me across the board. I want to learn, I want to grow, I want to develop. I also want to improve my health and strength. Â I’m planning to get 30 minutes of vigorous activity each day, I’m planning to engage in a regular regimen of self-care and I’mÂ planningÂ to learn, advance and achieve in my professional life as well.
Go the Distance:
As an “ideas person” I have a million things I want to do and a ton of projects in my head or on the go at any given time. Â This can get overwhelming, and I can get Â to the point where I start a lot more things than I finish in the course of a year. Â I love action! But I think I can focus better. Â So this year, I’m looking to finish more (and reflect more on those things I have finished)! Â I’ve set some reading goals for the year so that I can work on finishing all the books I’ve started (I have a long queue and lots of half-done books).
What are your goals and aspirations for the new year?