Personal Goals – May 2008

Weather's Getting Cold

Again it’s the start of a brand new month. This time MONTH NUMBER 5!

What goals did you reach last month? What have you achieved?

What are you working on for this month? What are you hoping to accomplish? What are you inspired to try out?

Here’s mine:

1) Have a declutter day.

We made an appointment: Saturday, 10am-12pm. My husband and I sat down in our “spare room / junk room” and cleared it out!! We got rid of old boxes, old papers, old clothes, old shoes, old computer parts, old printers, and a whole lot of other junk. DECLUTTERING FEELS SO GOOD!

We still have plenty more stuff to clear out. Will finish it off this month!

2) Wake up EARLY everyday.

In the last few weeks, I’ve been waking up at 6am every morning, instead of 7am. For some reason, I find myself MUCH more alert, awake, and fresher – not sure why, because I still sleep at 11pm most nights.

I’m hoping to continue into this month and maybe start going for a brisk morning walk.

3) Get into a team sport, for fun and fitness.

I just started my first game of netball, in 8 years! I think I did pretty well. I’m still as competitive as ever! It’s a great rush, and an excellent work out.

I was accidentally paired with the most experienced and seasoned chick from the other team – she must’ve been in her mid 40s, shorter than I was, and she zigzagged through the court like a mouse on speed. Damn she was so good.

I kept up with her quite well in the beginning, but by the end of halftime I was huffing and puffing and wheezing like an old lady. Whereas she didn’t even break a sweat.

I told her, my aim is to be like her within the next few weeks. It made her day.

4) Start dancing!

My husband and I have decided that we are going to take some salsa dance classes! Yipee! Looking into formats and times that will suit us.

5) My Reading List for April:

I’ve actually finished 3 novels + 1 non-fiction this month . But I’ve only written up one review.

It’s Not About The Bike by Lance Armstrong
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
So Close by Tertia Albertyn
Cosmetics Unmasked by Dr. Stephen Antczak

6) Take better care of my shoes.

I’ve been trying to take better care of my shoes. So the other morning I cleaned, waxed and polished every shoe in our house. It took me 2 hours! I tossed out the old ones, I fixed broken ones.

I put a few in my new clear shoe boxes, and organised the rest on my shoe rack.

7) Be active in a Community.

There are 22 mums in my son’s pre-primary class. It’s really funny, we see each other TWICE everyday, and yet I don’t actually know many of them beyond a certain level.

So I’ve organised a girls only dinner for everyone. I’ve sent out invites. Already have a great response. It’ll be next week at a local restaurant, and it kinda doubles as a Mother’s Day dinner. Can’t wait!

8) Fundraise for a worthy cause.

Planning to host a play date morning tea at my place for the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.