Four Simple Goals: The Results

So for November, I set four simple goals for myself. It was a good challenge, and it helped me to be more conscious of a few things. I wasn’t completely successful, but I did better than I thought, so I guess it evens out! 
1. Pick up my camera and take at least one photo every day. Huge fail. I did use it a few times a week to learn it a little more before our vacation, but I definitely didn’t use it every day! The first weekend of November, the time changed, and it started getting dark before I got home from work. I know. Excuses, excuses. I did use it enough to become more familiar with it, so I guess it wasn’t a huge fail. J
2. Drink more water. Success! I started limiting myself to one caffeinated drink a day (for the most part!) when I found out I was expecting. When I made this goal, I made little daily goals to reach, like finish a bottle of water by 10:00 AM or finish two glasses of water before I leave the office. That helped so much, and I established better habits that are sticking.  
3. Finish Annie’s nursery (sort of). I’d call this one a success as well. I wanted to finish all the projects I had planned that couldn’t just be purchased. I did that, and we bought most of the major things on our list. We’re both home most of this week, so we are going to knock out a few more things (BECAUSE, OH MY WORD, I’M ALMOST THIRTY WEEKS PREGNANT).
4. Read my Bible every day. Success! Again, making little daily goals helped with this. It helped to read either during my lunch break or when I got home, after feeding the dogs and before making dinner. And this sounds really dumb, but on off days with too much free time, I’d remind myself to read before catching up on blogs or getting on Pinterest. It helped to establish more of a habit, instead of just squeezing it in when I thought I had time, because, realistically, I always have the time.

So there ya go! It took me a while to get this update posted. Maybe I should set a goal of blogging more often to hold myself a little more accountable. JWe’ll see. Hope you all are having a happy holiday season! 

Four Simple Goals

From a couple of weeks ago: Adam and the dogs were hunting, and I tagged along for pretty photos.

Elsie of A Beautiful Mess posted about making and meeting four simple goals. She inspired her readers to do the same, so here I am! These goals are for the month of November. If you see me, you can ask how they’re going and help keep me accountable. 😉 I’ll post at the end of the month and share how things went. 

1. Pick up my camera and take at least one photo every day. I bought a Canon Rebel (eek!) and I’m learning it slowly, but surely. However, we’re going to California in a few weeks, and I’d really like to know it well enough to use it by then. And of course, to take a million photos of Annie when she arrives. 
2. Drink more water. This is a ridiculous one, but when I first found out I was pregnant, that’s all I drank. I’ve since eased up and allowed myself Dr. Pepper and sweet tea, too. Unfortunately, that means I’ve been slacking in the water department. I need to be better and keep this little one hydrated! 
3. Finish Annie’s nursery. Sort of. 🙂 I have some pieces half-painted and some projects half-finished. I’d really like to finish the DIY-ish parts of the room this month. December will be full of vacation and holiday festivities, and January will be full of baby showers, and then it’s February and I might be the size of a cow by then. So, I may be overreacting or the nesting instinct may be taking over. Either way, I feel this sudden urge to get things accomplished!
4. Read my Bible every single day. Isn’t it funny how when you log in to Pinterest, you look up and pretty soon an hour’s gone by without even realizing it? But then you have things that need to be done, like laundry, or dishes, or reading your Bible, and you think, “Oh, I’ll have more time tomorrow.” So, though I do read the Word often, I want to be better. This one is the most important, so hopefully if I’m 1 for 4 at the end of the month, this is it. 
So, there we go! These are things that are totally manageable. Wish me luck! 
What are your current goals? I’d love to hear about them. 🙂