Have you ever noticed how you can set some amazing and sensible goals, only to discover a few weeks down the line that you didn't do a thing toward them?
Happens to me with amazing frequency. Like my drafting goals. In January and February, I got almost no writing done.
Here's the thing, though, if you really care about getting your goals done, you can't just mope and give up.
You need to re-focus your priorities.
For me, this means doing the following:
1) Putting more focus back on my faith. There's a really good reason for this, but I'll do another post on it in the very near future.
2) Getting back into a regular writing schedule. Right now I'm trying to write a thousand words every day for the month. That way when I tone back down, I'll be more than able to write five days a week or something along those lines.
3) Finding sporting activities that intrigue me. This means I will definitely be going back to fencing. Then there's probably pilates or yoga and maybe capoeira to strengthen my core.
4) Learning Languages. Main clients in my company are now French and Dutch, so that'll be the ones I focus on. I have until May to be conversant....
5) Finally, I'm making a concerted effort to deal with stress. It's just so much better for my stress. Amazing thing is that a few hours after I came to this decision, I was offered a chance to test a social network focusing on the so-called Psychology of Happiness, called Happify. Basically they give users a few short exercises to do every day, helping us focus on the positive and to escape stress. It also shares some really interesting stats on what makes people happy/stressed etc. Interested in checking it out? I've been given five invitations, so if you want to test drive this Happify thing too, please let me know in the comments and leave me an e-mail address.
Which goals do you think you need to refocus on? Want a Happify invite?