When we had a few days off for the New Year, I decided to write down some general and achievable goals for myself. I knew I didn't want to do any resolutions because let's be real, they rarely ever happen. I have been to the gym 0 times so far this year, even though my plan was to go last week...and then I got the flu so there went that idea and motivation. Instead I'll share with you my goals, mostly it's for me to look back on and see how well I did towards the end of the year. Let's get on with it shall we?
Drink more water overall. I kept trying to say this to myself, but I couldn't get myself to drink water more, especially at work where I sucked the hardest at this. I still am not drinking gallons of water a day, but when I got sick it totally helped me drinking tons of water. I've tried to keep that going and always having my water bottle on hand and in front of my face has made it easy. When I'm at work, I'm not always sitting at my desk, I'm usually seen running around between patients, but I've learned that if it's on my desk, I'll have a swig or two between.
Stick to a skincare routine that works best for me (without trying too many products). During the time leading up to my wedding, I was starting to do whatever best I could to get my skin into tip top shape, I think whatever I did totally helped during my wedding, but I kind of fell of the wagon after that. My skin started breaking out badly and just got to a point where I was over it. Now working in Dermatology, I've become very self aware of my skin. I know what the right products for my skin are and have started implementing it and sticking to a routine that works for me and not involving a zillion products.
Learn to be more patient (i.e. not getting as angry when stupid drivers are on the road...work in definite progress). This hit me the other day when I was sitting in traffic, why am I stressing so much and getting angry when I drive...it literally does nothing, but leave me with a splitting headache and bad attitude. I'm not saying miraculously I'll be ok with the stupid drivers, those are still not ok, but I've learned to just let some things go. Houston has some god awful drivers, but let's hope this is something I can work on, I've learned listening to some great music or an interesting audio-book definitely helps!
Enjoy the little things and moments, even when they don't always work out the way I want. This can be hard for me because when I get an idea in my head, I totally over-fantasize it and make it bigger than it should be. I was bummed about all the stuff we weren't able to get to during the holiday season and my hubby totally felt it. I think he felt that I had a bad time and I felt terrible that he felt so bad. He really did try to make me happy and I took that for granted. No more, if something can't happen then it's ok, I need to be ok with that.
Really consider every purchase. We are definitely going to need to work on this one big time this year especially since we want to buy our very first home sometime soon. I also have some huge trips coming up this year that are going to cost a bit, so useless purchases no more. I've already done pretty good at this and I've learned just not heading to stores after work helps a ton! Especially Target, I need to just simmer down the visits there because they got a big chunk of my money during the holiday season!
Start really looking and hopefully buy a house. I'm putting it out in the universe, I really hope the stars align and we find our perfect dream home. So far financially things have been set in place to make it happen for us this year and I'm just really hoping this works out. Finger crossed and lots of saving money to do!!!
Do you have any goals for 2017? What do you do to better achieve them?