It's that time again. It's time to look back over the year's accomplishments and mishaps to figure out what I did right and what I could have done better. I break up my life into sections(Family, Work, Brain, Body) and analyze each one. I write down specific examples of how I can improve. It's uplifting to see what I did manage to do in the midst of everyday craziness, but the best part of this journey is looking into the future and imagining what I can accomplish in the next year. I try to be specific. I write down things like: I want to read 50 books this year (I read 40 last year which is huge for me!); or Be able to do 25 push ups in a row (I won't tell you how many I can do now). This way even by June I can tell if I'm on my way to accomplishing my goal or if I'm way off track. If I'm off track, I either kick it up a notch or I realize that my goal wasn't really that important to me. On New Year's Eve we sit down as a family and present our goals to one another. I think it helps the kids when they realize we are all working together to improve ourselves. I asked my son if he had thought about his goals for 2011 yet. He said he didn't have any goals except maybe to play video games more. Oh well.
Have a Happy New Year!