I just glanced back at my December goals from a year ago… honestly, that post feels like a lifetime ago! This is where I go all cheesy on you and wax on about how so much can change in a year, from where you live to what you do to who you spend your time with… but I’ll spare you this time.
With less than a month left in 2013, what are your big goals? How do you plan on wrapping up the year? A few things I’ll focus on this month:
1. Rest and Recovery
I’ve been training at altitude for the past three weeks (one week to go!)– and it’s been ROUGH on my body. Wonderful for my fitness and lovely as far as life experience goes, but exhausting. Every other day there’s a new part of my body that feels sore or beat up; you’d think with little to do but train, I’d be resting up more often than not, but honestly, being two hours behind the East Coast has me scrambling every day to get projects done in a timely manner (read: why my posts are always super late in the evening), which means as soon as I’m done running, eating, and icing or rolling out various limbs, I’m attempting to grind away.
Anyway– suffice it to say, I’m looking forward to spending half the month and the end of the year supine with lots of wine, more water, and little on my to-do list.
2. Tell important people I love them.
Sappy, I know, but what better time to display lots of platonic PDA and gush over all the special people in my world? Tis the season…
3. Do something for myself every day.
Okay– these goals are turning out to be very selfish, but I’m becoming quite an advocate for self-love and self-care. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the hustle of the holidays and, again, the end of the year is as much for revitalizing your body and soul for the new year as it is about giving and goodwill. Obviously, doing something for others every day this month is a goal– but that’s become a given, not something I have to remind myself to do. I DO have to constantly convince myself to take time for me: whether that’s putting away the work and sewing instead, having a glass of wine after dinner, reading a book instead of responding to emails, spending money on a manicure when every penny should be saved for presents. It’s okay– I need to give myself permission to put me first.
What are your goals for December?