I am feeling relatively blocked when it comes to goals right now.
(I know: who am I!?)
This is not because I haven’t had time to think about them. In fact, I have granted myself plenty of time to journal and think and write about what I would like to do in the coming year ahead.
I just . . . keep coming up a little blank.
So perhaps writing the list below will help clarify things a bit.
Things I do NOT want to set as goals in 2021:
Train for a race. Meh. I’m kind of over it. The last half marathon I ran in Jan 2020, and I honestly thought I was going to die at the end. I’m kind of more into strength over endurance these days. I could see myself working on a faster 5K some day (rather than focusing on long distance) but not feeling it right now.
Put pressure on myself to work on my non-fiction proposal or writing because — honestly, I guess I’m not convinced this is something that can be done well in a part-time fashion, and it’s not going to become my full time job. (Maybe a self-published endeavor instead, and I can just add a checkout link to the blog. Hmm.)
Put things like vacations on the list because #pandemic.
Have some arbitrary fitness goal. I am definitely interested in experiencing with other home workout programs (from Beachbody or moving on!) but I don’t feel the need to reach some specific endpoint.
Attempt to try to “streak” anything (ie, not miss a day of meditation or Duolingo. While I am pretty pleased to be on day #75 of DL Spanish, setting it up as a yearly goal just feels like too much pressure).
Aim for a more aggressive savings goal because honestly I think we’re currently at the right level (not too careless but not living lives of deprivation . . . or even close).
Specific growth goals for podcasts or this blog or whatever. If the content is reasonably good, I assume the #s will continue to (slowly) rise. If not, then not.
Specific # of books to read in 2021. It’s tempting to go for 52 (1/week on average) because I’ll likely be very close to that in 2020. But I actually prefer not to be shooting for a specific number as I do not want reading to ever feel like a chore.
Acquisitions goals. I am sure I will BUY things (the iPhone 12 mini is taunting me, mostly for the better camera — my current phone is an increasingly antiquated 8), but I don’t feel the need to include said items on my goals list.
Hmm. Well, all that helps!! A little.
After all that, I have concluded that my goals for next year will be centered around maintaining focus and presence, enjoying quality leisure/rest time, deepening relationships, and fun. Oh, and probably organizing. Because of course.
Happy new month. ♥️