Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Personal Goals

I chose this picture because, during the Yule ritual, we charged our hearts with who we were, imbuing into it all the traits that make us uniquely us.  I thought this activity was particularly relevant to personal goals.

While personal goals comes before relationships or spiritual in alphabetical order, it's often the last place I tackle.  I'll fill in all of my other goal areas and then see what's lacking.  What am I missing that might make this year more complete? What am I missing that will make me more, well, me?

Here's the chart:

Two goals is my "staple" number of personal goals.  I usually try to keep this area at two - no more and no less.

While there's no "personal" section on the pentacle chart, technically anything of any topic I choose could fall into this category, as long as it's strictly for myself.  So it's really whatever's left and what I think would best fit.

Daily Schedule

I still a daily schedule is something that would help me immensely with personal happiness, particularly as a freelancer.  Last year, I came up with a schedule that I managed to stick to surprisingly well... that is, before we had to move twice.

I know I talk about the moving thing a lot, but seriously, moving twice in 30 days is really, really hard. If you can avoid it, don't do it.  Obviously, we couldn't avoid it at all.  We hadn't even planned to move the first time!

I digress.

Here's the schedule from 2015:

Because some things have changed, I'd like to make some edits to this list:

However, I'm aware that much of the other parts of this schedule will take time to adapt in order to make it habit.  So instead of trying to do it at all at once, I'm going to split it up month by month.  The most important part of making this schedule work is getting up on time, so that'll be my first goal for January.  Then, I'll bounce back and forth between the morning and the evening, adding just one thing to my schedule each month.  If I can master the beginning and end of my day, I can finally work on the hardest part of the schedule: Disconnecting the internet while I work.  Here's the official schedule:

Recover from Moving

With as much as I talk about having to move twice in 30 days, I felt like I should maybe stick this in as a personal goal.  In order to fully flesh out this goal, I had to ask myself: What would it mean to recover? What 12 things would I need to do to stop obsessing over the move?  Some of the things I came up with were organizational goals, some of which sounded much like my organizational goals in "Home" from last year.  Some were getting to know the area in the same way I knew my old area.  Some were more personal, de-stressing goals. Here's the list I came up with, sorted month by month:

I have to say, I can't wait to get started on some of these goals!  Here's my tracking system:

Personal Goals - 0% Complete for the month.
(Pictures and some notes on this month's progress)

Daily schedule [monthly task]. – 0% complete
Recover from moving [monthly task]. – 0% complete.

Coming up:
2016 Spiritual Goals

To my audience:
What are your personal goals for 2016?

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