Like January, September represents the beginning of several different things. So, I like to look at September as a time to re-evaluate both my life- and work-related goals.
In previous posts, I indicated that it's very important for me to have a good balance or equilibrium among all the priorities in my life. Although my family is my number one priority, work responsibilities are also very important and often unavoidable. Being able to have some time for myself is also crucial. If am unable to take care of my personal needs, I can't simply not take care of others.
I read somewhere that it takes roughly 21 days to make or break a habit, so instead of having goals for this school/academic year that starting now, I decided that I will establish monthly goals. I will start each month by writing 5 specific and measurable goals. Then, I will analyze my success at the end of the month.
Here are my 5 goals for September 2014:
(1) Workout 5 times per week. Each workout should be of at least 25 minutes.
(2) Incorporate vegetables/fruits in at least 3 lunches/snacks.
(3) Blogging - Write 3 posts per week.
(4) Go to bed at 10:30 at least 4 days per week.
(5) Use a to-do list daily