Friday, February 1, 2013

Resolutions checkpoint 2013: January

A full month has passed since the start of 2013; we are 1/12 through the year!  Time to check in and see how I'm doing on all of my new year's resolutions I made a month ago.  I'm hoping by revisiting these "resolutions" or goals each month, I'll reach more of them over the course of a year.  This is more for my personal use, but feel free to follow along and see my progress.  If you made any resolutions this year, now would be a good time to revisit those goals as well.

January progress


Books

  • (+)  I've read 5 books of 32, which means I'm 7% ahead of schedule (according to Goodreads).  Many of these books were youth chapter books (childhood favorites) though, so I feel like those should only count as half a book or something.
  • (-)  I have read 0 / 5 books in Spanish.
  • (-)  I have read 0 / 5 books that I own in my apartment.
  • (-)  Have not tackled any French book yet.
Health
  • (-)  Have not bought vitamin B and D yet
  • (+)  I'm taking probiotics when I remember and tracking it on Chains.  I've recorded taking probiotics 14/31 days in January. 
  • (-)  Still waiting to get JJ's info from the health center... cough cough
  • (-)  I am eating chocolate at work like crazy! Not good!
Personal
  • (+)  I wrote in my journal 12 / 31 days this month, and I'm tracking it on Chains.  This has doubled from the 6 times I wrote in December.
  • (-)  The new job is keeping my facebook log ins much lower on the weekends; I'm gone all day and don't have time for it when I come home.  It's still more than once a day some days, but again never for more than a couple minutes.
  • (-)  Need to be more mindful and think about every interaction with people.
  • (+)  I'm focusing on gratitude weekly with Thankful Thursdays on the blog
  • (+)  I took a second job, which I actually was a bit fearful of.  
Fitness
  • (-)  I've maybe only stretched a handful of times this month.
  • (-)  I only did push-ups 6 times this month.
  • (-)  I ran once, on a warm day.  It's been too cold and blizzardy for this!
Guitar
  • (-)  Fail. Haven't touched it!
Languages
  • (-)  Have not been to the French conversation table.
  • (-)  Have not signed up for a continuing studies French course
  • (+)  I've spent some time on Duolingo 11 / 31 days this month, which is around 3x/week.
  • (-)  Have not opened my French grammar book.
Travel
  • (-)  No trip is planned.
  • (-)  Emailed to ask the application deadline for S. Korea.  Have not started application.
  • (-)  Haven't made profile for French au pair website.
Blogs
  • (+)  I did get four posts out in January on Oh No She Madridn't.
  • (+)  I have blogged at least twice a week on Rebe with a Clause.
  • (-)  I didn't have a contest in January.
  • (+)  I definitely commented on more blogs than in December, but I don't think it was two a week.
MOOCs
  • (-)  Have not had time to look at the Statistics class
  • (+)  Began a personal finance MOOC.  Missed the quiz deadline for the second week.
Craft
  • (+)  I scrapbooked one night in January, but didn't complete any pages.
  • (-)  Have not began the inspiration binder.

February Focus

I'm going to pick one item from each category and turn it into an attainable goal for February:

  • Begin one book in Spanish or read a book I own in my apartment
  • Keep a tally of how many chocolates are eaten per day at work -- this should help to focus on it!
  • Write in journal at least 15 days in February.
  • Do push-ups twice a week, just to bring them into my line of sight.
  • Play guitar once per week.
  • Sign up for the continuing studies French course.
  • Begin South Korea teaching English application.
  • Add "Comment on another blog" to my Chains tasks, and do it twice a week.
  • Try to stay on top of the finance MOOC.
  • Set aside two evenings this month to scrapbook.


How is everyone else doing on their new year's resolutions?
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2 comments:

  1. I applaud your ambition with your resolutions. Keep fighting the good fight. I have already failed at mine: Stop sending harassing letters to Sherlock Holmes. Apparently he's "dead" and "fictional."

    Anyways,thinking about coming to Korea, huh? Let me know if you need any help.

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    1. Hah thanks Matt, will do! I'm debating between pursuing S. Korea or France right now, but I need to take some action soon either way...

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