2014 Resolutions

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So, the other day I caught myself popping a stick of Orbit at the exact moment I was thinking, “Maybe I’ll try cutting back on gum this year.”Photo on 12-28-13 at 3.31 PM #2

Clearly, that’s not happening.

After reviewing how I did on my 2013 resolutions, one thing that stuck out to me was the fact that I did not take my own advice about measurable goals. I talked about meditation and mindfulness, but did I outline any kind of plan for myself like, “I am going to meditate for this many minutes this many times per week?” Nope. I said, “Get outside more,” but I didn’t get any more specific than that. Hardly a recipe for success.

So, with that in mind, I have come up with a few 2014 resolutions for myself:

  • Go to one networking or other professional event per month—I actually started this back in September and have stuck to it so far.
  • Practice yoga twice per week.
  • Catch up with friends over drinks or a meal at least once a month.
  • If he deserves to have a drink thrown in his face, throw the drink…and then make a quick exit.

I also have some other goals in the financial/business realm that aren’t as easy to summarize in bullet points, but I’ll say that I’m planning to make Quickbooks one of my new best friends this year. I also am going to need to clock some serious coffee-shop hours for a writing project, but looking forward to that. Haha maybe I can at least turn that last one into a bullet point:

  • Work in a coffee shop at least once per week

What are some of your goals for the new year? 

8 thoughts on “2014 Resolutions

    Kev Ollier said:
    December 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I’d say practice yoga – at a class- 3 times a week. 3 makes a total world of difference – literally – to 1 or 2.
    But definitely yes with the drink throwing 😉

      Jess responded:
      December 31, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      I definitely think your’e right about the 3 vs 1 or 2. I had a vacation week earlier this month and did yoga 3 times and felt so much calmer and more clear-headed.

      Happy new year 🙂

        Kev Ollier said:
        January 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        and to you 🙂

    llanderson said:
    December 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Drink throwing for the win! That’s the only goal you need. Man, I wish I’d done that at least once in my dating “career”.

      Jess responded:
      December 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      I’ve had quite a few times where I should have done that. Best-case scenario would be no drink-throwing required, but just in case…

    Ameena said:
    December 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Throw that drink! 🙂 But more importantly you will hopefully love Quickbooks as much as I do. Really, such a great program.

    I would love to stop multi-tasking so much! But I’ve had this thought for years and have made zero progress…it’s not looking good for 2014 either. 🙂

    HNY to you!

      Jess responded:
      December 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Happy new year to you too! Haha I like your multi-task resolution idea, though I highly doubt I could pull that one off!

    Pause. « Keeping It Real Food said:
    February 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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