January Review: 2019 Goals
This has got to have been my best January ever. I stayed in for New Year’s eve, so started the year neither drunk nor broke. I spent New Year’s Day doing a bit of shopping, finishing off my Year Compass planner, and meeting friends for a New Year’s cheers. This combined with having my 2019 goals all planned out meant the month went pretty smoothly and didn’t feel too long. Here’s how I got on.
I managed to read one - almost two books this month. The first was The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon. See my review here. The second, which I finished on the 3rd Feb was Zammi: A New Spelling Of My Name by Audre Lorde. In the vision of my best life, I’d love to continue like this, reading one fiction and one non-fiction book each month. I find that I can flip between the two genres easily. We’ll see.
I knew that trying to force myself to run in the cold, dark woods would just upset me and make me pack away my trainers for months. Rather than set myself up for failure, I decided to leave running off the schedule until mid-Feb/March. Instead I spent the month reacquainting myself with an old friend, I managed 11 workouts which is probably more than I did in the past 6 months! Read my Nike Training Club App Review here.
There were some small wins in the finance stakes. I behaved myself and managed to live (sort of) within my means. i.e. I visit my overdraft every month, but in Jan I didn’t outstay my welcome. The debt snowball also started it’s slow roll down the hill to debt free life. When it comes to learning, I signed up to Finimize, a daily newsletter which was recommended to be my a friend and delivers you daily, digestible information on the stock market. Have I read it every day. No. But I’m trying.
30 Days Vegetarian
I did it! 30 days with no meat or fish. I survived 30 days of being an actual vegetarian. This isn’t going to be a new way of life for me - I had prawns for lunch and salmon for dinner on the 1st Feb cause I’m boujee and I missed the good stuff - but I’d recommend giving it a go for a short time frame. It certainly made me even more conscious about what I was eating and encouraged my to try out a few new recipes. Falafel, quinoa salad with avocado dressing anyone?
Good mornings & Good nights
I’ve gotten MUCH better at this - there’s lots of work to be done, but I’ve spent far more nights reading than I used to. I’ve also used my 10 minute planner - not as much as I want to, but practice makes perfect and all that.
I’ve only scratched the surface on some of these and there are many goals which haven’t even begun. But hey, we’re only one month in!