Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Makin' Some Goals 2011

For the last couple of years, I've posted Nutritional Goals for the year (2009, 2010).  It's been really good for keeping me on track and discovering new things.  We've grown some of our own produce, learned more about herbs, and have incorporated several seafood dishes into our diet.  It's been good.  Having the built in accountability of an online community has really kept me on track.

Now there are a few things that have slipped by, but ... we won't focus on that.  :-)

So while it's a new year, I figured we'd open up our goals to not only nutritional goals, but also other goals in our lives.  Nutrition, spiritual life, relationships, ... whatever.  Let's make some goals and find a way to make real changes in our lives.

Here's what I had to say about setting goals last year:

Wouldn't it make sense to outline some specific goals in reaching those overall resolutions of better health? And wouldn't it make to sense to make improvements in areas that would bring lasting change?

That's why I'm hosting a Makin' Some Goals 2011 Carnival next Monday, January 3rd. A place where we can share and encourage each other in this journey that we're on.

Carnival Information

I will be hosting a carnival here on the third of January. If you would like to be involved, post your 2011 Goals on your blog, including a link back to my blog and a link to the Carnival post. Focus should be on how you plan to reach these goals in the next year.

Please feel free to spread the word about the carnival.

Tips for Making Goals
1. Make your goals achievable. Start with something small that you can change this month, then another for next month. Don't write down goals that are so daunting you don't even attempt them.

2. Make goals that you are willing to commit to. If you have no interest in sprouting seeds, leave that for another time. This is not the time to make goals simply to impress other bloggers.

3. Develop a loose timeline for achieving some or all of your goals. Do you want to achieve one a month or just incorporate all within the first 6 months?

4. Share these goals with others. Here's where the accountability of blogging comes in. You're sharing with all of us the changes that you are purpousing to make in your life. Additionally share with someone in your real life. Ask them to keep you accountable as well.

5. Understand that these goals are a work in progress. Habits are not changed overnight. These goals are meant to be working goals, working toward a better you in 2011.

So join us next week to unveil Makin' Some Goals, goals you will work toward in the next year. I'm excited to see what you come up and be encouraged by how we're all working toward a brighter future in the new year.

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