32 Goals For The Next Year
My Special Birthday ChallengeIt's hard to believe that in just a few days, I'll be 32. I keep trying to work up some level of excitement about it, but all I keep thinking is man, where is the time going?! It's the same every year - instead of feeling excited about my birthday, I've found myself feeling even more depressed and anxious. So this year, I started thinking...
What if I used my birthday as a reason to challenge myself to complete a few goals? Well, maybe more than a few. 32 goals to be exact. I know it sounds like a lot, but if I can put my heart and mind at ease, why not try? After all, you all know I love a good challenge.
I will be revisiting this post throughout the next year. As soon as I complete a goal, I’ll hop on (as quickly as I can) and mark it off. And if I write a post about it, I’ll leave the link so it’s easy to find.
My 32 Goals For The Next Year
- Go to the doctor at least once every 3 months.
- Find a way to visit my mom.
- Read (or listen to) 30 books in the next year.
- Come up with a plan to be more active even on my busy days (like walking at my computer, standing while I work, etc.). Then follow through!
- Go on a walk at least once a week and at least one long hike by the end of this year.
- Lose at least 25% of my body weight in the next 6 months.
- Challenge myself to start doing things that make me uncomfortable, like being on camera and/or talking to more people.
- Try out 52 different face masks, one each week for the next year.
- Make a bucket list with 100+ places to go, things to experience, etc. Then mark at least one thing off.
- Finish the Game Development course I started during Summer of Code 2019.
- Clean out and organize the back room in my house so I can finally start storing things on the shelves in there.
- Get rid of at least half the boxes and totes in the spare bedroom.
- Organize and set the office back up the way we want it.
- Put up the Christmas tree and decorate it.
- Have a date night (or double-date night) with Andrew once a month. It has to be more than just going out to eat! We have to also go to a movie or somewhere else.
- Complete Inktober, from start to finish (or a variation of it if I find prompts I like more!).
- Start hosting the ‘Create 30’ challenge again in all the months with 30 days, starting in November. (That’s November, April, June, and next September).
- Complete at least 40 Skillshare classes over the next year, including doing all the projects and sharing my work.
- Create some sort of a “limited spending” challenge and follow through at least twice over the next 6 months. I have a few ideas, but the plan is to limit spending and save money. If I fail to follow through, I have to start back over.
- Complete a monthly personal review to see where I’m at, what new goals I might want to achieve later, how I’m doing physically, mentally, etc., and what I can do to make the next month even better.
My last 12 goals will be based on the ‘100 Life Challenges‘ book that I tried (and failed) to start going through last year.
- Take a photo of something that makes you happy. (#36)
- Learn a new word. (#51)
- Write down a quote or something powerful you heard each day. (#39)
- Write yourself a note for the next day. (#41)
- Set a bedtime and stick to it. (#79)
- Stop drinking any caffeine after noon. (#90)
- Remove added sugar from your diet for 30 days. (#89)
- Walk 10,000 steps. (#62)
- Keep a list of what you accomplished each day. (#66)
Go a month without makeup.Wear makeup every day for a month. (#61)
- Meditate for 5-10 minutes a day. (#2)
- Write a letter to someone every day. (#7)
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