Friday, 7 January 2011

Goals

At the start of a new year, many of us consider a fresh start. I have never understood this. Not the part about reviewing and reflecting on the status quo as this I believe allows you to move on in life, to grow and to learn. No, the thing that I don’t understand is the why now. The whole new year new start idea feels like preparing to fail. Its so much pressure, a whole year doing a new thing. So, resolutions are not for me. I did think that goal setting sounded good though. Less pressure and no failure, just working towards achievement. I take no credit for this however as the idea was totally sparked by my cousins Facebook post so cheers Dave!!!!!

Anyhoo, the goals…..

To hand write a personal letter every month. (already done one so far!!)

To finish one item per month from the UFO pile (I will share the progress for this one)

To eat more meat free meals.

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Behold last nights tea. I did plop some beef suet dumplings in with it. Note I said meat free not vegetarian.

My last goal is simply ‘to look up’. Its amazing how much is missed by not doing so. The stargazing live programme inspired this goal and I have seen meteors,lunar and solar eclipses because of it.

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I will be reviewing my success and setting new goals regularly through the year.

Have you set any goals? I’d love to know.

By the way putting the TV on and crocheting a few squares for SIBOL is a totally achievable goal for a ccccold Friday.

8 comments:

  1. Wasn't stargazing live a brilliant TV programme?! Three days was not long enough though. The only thing that spoilt the programme was Jonathon Ross - the guy is a complete idiot and really didn't need to be involved (IMO).

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  2. Love the new look blog! it's quite summery with that big blue sky, and its nice to see all of your lovely work in the header!
    Cool goals, I agree with the looking up! And I've heard a few people say about finishing UFO's! you will feel so free and virtuous!
    have a lovely beginning to the year!
    XXX

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  3. Hello Louise, Like your goals. I think my goals are to do some extra studying for the exams and makes some things for the allotment from wood. There never seems to be enough time! More painting for the final art project this weekend! Hope you have a happy weekend.
    Lucy xx

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  4. Love your looking up photos, it's amazing what goes on in the sky!
    I've made the goal too to reduce the amount of meat we eat, it's going well so far with a lovely veggie and lentil soup bubbling on the stove as I type. I also hope to finish all my WIP before I make any other purchases! I think this goal will be next to impossible :-)
    Happy New Year!

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  5. I agree, look up! I never get tired of looking atclouds, and we have some lovely skies here in Holland.

    My most important goal is to clean up the house and throw lots of things out! Our house gets stuffed with all kinds of stuff, especially around december because of all the kids have their birthdays then.

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  6. Great post!
    I just love this header Louise! So good.
    Like your last reader, I think with me, its decluttering and tidying up. An always must for the New Year.
    Thanks for working for SIBOL too!
    Love Suex

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  7. Sorry the square has been giving you a headache Louise! I'll be pleased to see the end result.
    Hugs suex

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  8. I agree, look up! I never get tired of looking atclouds, and we have some lovely skies here in Holland.

    My most important goal is to clean up the house and throw lots of things out! Our house gets stuffed with all kinds of stuff, especially around december because of all the kids have their birthdays then.

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