It’s been a couple of days since I’ve been home and I’m loving it. I don’t visit home as often as I’d like, but Christmas is a great time to be surrounded by loved ones to chat, eat and being merry. Unfortunately, time seems incredibly scarce! I’ve planned quite a few things for the days that I’m here, and there are never enough hours in the day for it all. Between opening gifts, visiting relatives, Boxing Day shopping, bowling with friends and a family trip to see The Hobbit (and all within the first two days…), my mind has been thinking a lot about the upcoming year.
At the start of every year I set out goals for myself. These goals are not “resolutions”, which usually carry the stigma of failure three weeks after January 1st. Instead, the goals serve as an outline of where I want to focus my efforts (outside of family, friendships and relationships, which are always priority). I’ve spent the last two months thinking about what my goals will be, and though I am still formulating, I know that two foci will be 1) travel, and 2) fitness and nutrition. I can’t say these are anything new, but I do have some SMART goals in mind to tackle these two areas of my life. Of course, finances will be a third focus. Finances are always on the list.
Until I can articulate my goals clearly, I’ll continue to enjoy my time at home and focus my energy on the most important goal: To spend time with family and friends; appreciate their company and don’t take my relationships with them for granted.