Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Personal Goals for 2009

I know it is already March, but I wanted to post my goals for 2009. I have already been working on most of these for the last two months. But they needed to be better defined and documented. For me, goals need to be specific and measurable in order to properly motivate me.

So here are my goals for 2009:
  • regular exercise routine (at least three times a week) - Since my daughter was born, I have not been able to establish a regular exercise routine. I really need to do this for more energy and to get control of my migraines (when I am running regularly, they seem to decrease in frequency)
  • read 25 books - With kids, it has become increasingly difficult to set aside reading time. I was going to set a goal to read 50 books, but after realizing that would be almost a book a week, I decided to back off a little.
  • purge / organize our entire apartment - This is the longest we have lived in one place and have accumulated too much unorganized stuff. I am used to cleaning and purging with each move; instead I'll have to do it without the motivation of a move (unless we end up moving this summer ... still to be announced).
  • increase my "solitude" (time alone with God) by 10 minutes per day - That may not seem like much, but it is over an hour a week. I wanted to make it longer, but felt that even this small amount of time will require a new level of discipline.


  1. Hi Christy,
    I particularly like the idea on the solitude time. So often we feel that this has to come or increase in large chunks. Every hour helps right!
    Take care,

  2. Exactly... I struggled with that, but knew I would be less likely to follow through! Every minute counts. =)


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