In case you hadn't noticed, it's November. Where has the year gone exactly?! If, like me, you feel like life passes you by in a bit of a blur then this post is for you. Being busy isn't necessarily a bad thing but sometimes it's helpful to take a step back and refocus before diving back into the bedlam of your daily routine.
Whilst catching up on a few of my favourite blogs I came across a post by A Beautiful Mess called "4 Simple Goals before 2014". The basis of the challenge is to choose 4 simple goals that will challenge and remind you to create healthy, life-enriching habits before the New Year.
The rules are simple:
1) Choose simple goals that you may not otherwise get done but that are achievable.
2) Don't choose result orientated goals i.e. rather than to lose 10lbs choose to watch your portion sizes.
3) Choose personal goals. They can be daily, weekly or one time achievements.
4) Reward yourself when each goal is achieved.
5) Blog about your goals - about each one plus a round up of how you've gotten on before the New Year then leave a link to your blog on the A Beautiful Mess post comment section.
So, I've been thinking about what my 4 simple goals would be. There are so many things that, in an ideal world, I would like to achieve but the beauty of this challenge is that by limiting your goals to 4 simple things you're forced to focus on things that you think would really enrich your life. So instead of listing out 100 things that I think would make me happy, what 4 simple things could I focus on between now and 2014 that would really make a difference to my life.
So here we go, my 4 simple goals before 2014 are:
1) To schedule in regular date nights/adventure days with Mr H
2) To fit in some kind of exercise everyday
3) To cook at least one homemade meal from scratch every week
4) To spend more quality time with friends and family
What would your 4 simple goals before 2014 be?