I made some ambitious goals for myself at the beginning of 2012. Many of them had to do with making the most of my time, taking some time for myself, and getting inspired to conquer some of the hurdles I faced last year (making continuous improvements to the blog was one of the goals!).
Since I’ve been traveling so much, I have had to push a few of these goals to the wayside. However, I told myself on January 1 that if I found myself straying from my resolutions, I would NOT give up. In my mind, throwing the towel in on these goals so quickly would be like dropping your iPhone on the floor, and saying, “Oh well. I might as well smash it until it breaks.”
Tackling everything all at once seems a little daunting, especially since I’m catching up on a few things at the office this week. Here are a few of the ways I plan on “giving myself a break” while still making strides with my New Year’s Resolutions:
Catch up with friends over magazines. No reason to leave your friends out of the fun while flipping through the latest glossies. I have a couple outlets I need to freshen up on for work, and who doesn’t like walking down memory lane with girlfriends and the February issue of Cosmo? I’m sure those sex tips haven’t changed much since high school.
Get a manicure. I’m in a very red mood these days, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up. One of my all time favorite reds is Essie “Fishnet Stockings”.
Throw down the yoga mat. Since my office moved, we now have a trial membership to Clay in Union Square to use. I’ll be taking a break from my own fancy gym membership and addiction to the treadmill and try something new.
Finish my new book. I just started Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safranfoer on the flight to LA. I could easily finish it this week if I put my mind to it.
Sit on my couch and indulge in Pinterest. I’ve told you all many times of my love of Pinterest. Though this may seem like hours wasted on the internet, I actually find myself inspired after spending time on this new social media site. Pinterest helped me find my new workout plan, a healthy grocery list, even outfit ideas for work events.
What have you been doing to reach your 2012 goals this month?