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Today, I’m sharing my goals for January 2018 and letting you in on what’s “currently” going on at the I Am Teacher Fit headquarters!
Hello, friends, and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you were all able to squeeze in some rest and relaxation in the holiday season. It’s now back to the grind for most of us, myself included, so regularly scheduled blog posting begins NOW. And with what else, but a life update and some new #GOALS?!
STARTING // A new semester at school. I had a work day yesterday, but my students are returning today after a two week break. I appreciate resuming classes in the middle of the week. It allows us to get back into the groove without ending the week exhausted from five straight days of hard work.
Related: 2017: Year in Review
HOPING // To take some risks in the year of 2018. Last year, my “word of the year” was BALANCE. While the year wasn’t perfect, I achieved a more balanced year than I think I ever have. For 2018, I’m making my focus word RISK. I’m not a risky person in the slightest, but I know that risk encourages growth and change (something I’m learning from my husband). If I want to see fruits from any of my endeavors I know that risks must be taken.
SCHEDULING // ALL the blog posts for 2018! Risk is all well and good, but I’m a person who needs and thrives by a plan. I spent some time at the end of December mapping out a blog plan for a great bit of the year. I’m excited to bring you a lot of great content and if there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know!
READING // The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’m late to the game on this one, but that’s ok! Because I want to watch the Hulu series, maybe I’ll be able to finish this in a reasonable amount of time.
PLAYING // The game of half marathon training once again. There is ONE half marathon in my region — the Energy City Half Marathon. When they announced all the West Coast runDisney races were dunzo until further notice, this one flashed on my radar again. After they pushed out a discount code I bit the bullet and started training Monday. My training goals and plans are coming at the end of the week, so keep an eye out!
Be sure to check in with Anne and see what everyone else is “Currently” up to this first Wednesday of 2018!
In 2017 I made a handful goals each month that might or might not be met by four weeks’ end. That kind of defeats the purpose of goal setting if you ask me. For 2018, I plan to take a smarter approach to my goals and focus on two to three goals per month.
ONE // I will focus on smarter nutrition for the month of January through weekly meal planning and meal prepping.
Related: How to Meal Plan Effectively
Toward the end of the year, I felt a lot of discontent in regard to meal planning/prepping. I kind of just stopped doing it — or I would cook my lunches for the week and they would sit in the fridge and go to waste. I do not like doing that, so I’ll be revamping my methods moving forward.
TWO // I will determine a home maintenance cleaning schedule to be followed each week.
Another thing that fell out of balance was keeping the house as clean as I’d like it to be. I know I rest a lot easier when dishes aren’t piled in the sink and dog hair isn’t gathered in the corners of every room. Time to get back to that!
QUESTION: What’s going on in your world this first week of a brand new year? Are you setting goals for the month of January?