January Goals (10 in 30)

First post on this new platform. January is such a wonderful type of new. It’s the type of new that is written about in books and movies. The type where anything is possible and you can start over even if you’re in the same spot. Every day is really like that, but in January we tend to see it more clearly. Let’s start this year with some goals, shall we!

1// STRETCH MORE

There are so many studies that show how beneficial stretching is to your health, and I want to be healthy. This month I’m going to focus on one small aspect of stretching each night before bed.

2// WALL CALENDAR USAGE

I need to learn how to use my calendar more effectively than I do now. It's both functional and a piece of art, now I need to learn how to utilize the functionality better. Time to look up some tips!

3// START PLANNING MY TRAVELS

There are so many possibilities that come with a new year. I will not start singing Rent, but I do know how many minutes are in a year from that song. I want as large of a portion as I can budget of those minutes to be spent traveling. 

4// FOCUS ON BOTH THE LARGE PICTURE OF THIS YEAR AS WELL AS THE DAY BY DAY

It's easy to become consumed by the day to day monotony of life, this year I want to make sure I'm enjoying each day and also focus on the months and years from now. I want to make sure I’m staying in the moment, but not losing track of any of my long term overall year goals.

5// READ MORE TRAVEL THEMED BOOKS

Maybe it will be how to travel smarter, maybe it will just be inspiring, either way I would like to learn more about my travel possibilities, and see more of the world through other’s eyes.

6// BE SMARTER THIS YEAR

Specifically with my money. If I want to travel and do all these things this year I have to make sure I'm spending my money wisely. 

7// REARRANGE MY HOME

When I was little and I wanted something "new" I would change how my room looked, or create something. It's a simple way that I can keep my mind fresh and help save money. 

8// MORE FLOWERS

If I stop eating out so much and purchase food from the grocery store, I will be saving money. Some of that money can go towards fresh flowers to keep in the house! It’s such a small luxury, but I truly enjoy seeing flowers when I enter my home.

9// DECORATE FOR SPRING

I may be a little early but at sometime this month I'm going to need to take down my Christmas decorations, no matter ho how much it hurts me. This is probably going to be a goal that is fulfilled on the last day of the month! I want to have each season this year shown in my home, not just fall and winter.

10// TRUST AND EXPLORE

I've created a pretty strong pattern this month of wanting to have January be a month of saving. There are seasons in life, especially when I'm traveling, where I love to try new things and not worry about the money aspect of it. In order to have that freedom, some months have to be focused on saving and being content with what I have. My main goal for this month is to be conscious about where my money is going!

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