So, it’s been one month since I started my own personal Happiness Project for 2014 where I’m setting myself a list of goals to achieve each month. For January my goals were based around energy and organisation:
1. Start and maintain a fitness regime
Starting a fitness regime took a few days to implement, but I quickly got back into the swing of things with a mix of cardio work and yoga. There has been the odd obstacle that slowed me down (including an injured knee) but I’ve managed to keep it going by altering my workouts accordingly and avoiding high-impact moves. I found by pushing myself to exercise when I least wanted to, the more energetic I felt overall. Getting that blood pumping is definitely a must to boost energy.
2. Go to bed earlier
Again, this took a week or so to accomplish. At first I was still in the late night routine I’d picked up over the Christmas holidays and found myself struggling to switch off. By journaling any worries or thoughts before I went to bed and switching off the TV in favour of meditation – I found it much easier to switch off.
3. Clear out my wardrobe and room
This is such a simple task that makes you feel instantly better. I hate clutter and get stressed when my room is in disarray, so this was an enjoyable task for me. Since clearing out old clothes and junk from my room I’ve felt lighter and have found it so much easier to keep my room organised.
4. Tackle a nagging task
There’s always one goal that isn’t quite achieved isn’t there? I’ve been meaning to book dentist and opticians appointments since last autumn and still haven’t gotten around to doing this (will add it to the goals for February). I did however finally pass my driving test, so I like to think that is at least one nagging task out of the way.
This month is dedicated to all things relationships. I have been with my partner for two and a half years and am keen to inject a little more spontaneity into our relationship. On top of this, I want to make sure I’m giving my friendships enough attention. So, without further ado – my goals for February are:
- do something with my partner neither of us have done before
- show my appreciation for him more often
- be more proactive on the weekends and organise something special
- take the time to connect with all my close friends – even if it is just a Skype date.
Have you been keeping up with your goals for 2014? Let me know in the comments below.