Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My goals for 2009 -- Judy

I used to be the queen of setting goals and making lists, but during the last few years I’ve been so overwhelmed with health issues, I’ve been doing my best to deal with immediate concerns like getting to the doctor on time and after recovering from treatments.

I’m still ill and have come to realize that I might never fully recover; it’s not something I’m thrilled about, but I’m too driven to settle for treading water as a way of living, so I need to find solutions to make my dreams come true in a way that will work for me. Setting goals while dealing with my limitations is daunting, but I’m going to give it my best effort because every moment counts. How I spend the moments is my choice. I’m choosing to move forward even if the steps I take are baby steps.

Personal goals
Get more quality sleep – This is by far the most important because years of sleep deprivation is making it more challenging to function.

Stop pushing myself and start listening to my body.

See a doctor about my hand issues this week.

Make time to rest, relax and have fun.

Continue going for walks five to seven days a week, but earlier in the day so I can get more sun (also because it tends to boost my energy and discourage asthma attacks).

Be more consistent with morning yoga sessions. I tend to do it later in the day when I’m running on empty.

My confidence has taken a huge hit with all my health issues and I’ve become very negative. I want to “listen” more to what I tell myself and to use EFT more than once a day to help me stay positive and focused on what I want to achieve instead of allowing my fears to dominate.

Stop being such a perfectionist. Set deadlines and then move on!!!

Be more consistent with morning meditation sessions to set the tone for the next 24 hours. (I tend to do it later in the day.)

Prepare earlier dinners (a challenge since my partner doesn’t come home from work until after 7 and sometimes not until 8).

Get rid of the clutter and organize our home – especially my office area – taking 15 minutes a day to do this.

Do more with my photography with the goal of collecting enough material for a book idea. (I met my first deadline with getting my photo blog seriously amused up and running again last week.)

Get organized so I can start my Reiki business (I met my first goal for this on the weekend when I bought two phones to replace our old, crotchety ones)... still working on my business cards.

Start making money again with my writing. Not enthusiastic about doing journalism or PR as I’ve done in the past, but am thinking of sending out one short story a month to start (this is very scary for me). I also need to set regular time every day for writing. I allow everything else to take over.

When I start making money, it’s time to get back into the habit of saving 10 percent of my income and donating another 10 percent or instead donating my time with free Reiki sessions.

Get in touch with friends I haven’t seen or talked to in ages.

Have a “date” once a week with my partner where it’s all about having fun.

Learn to be a more effective listener.


  1. This is a great list because not only are you communicating your goals - you are listing ways to achieve those goals. I'm excited to see all that you accomplish!

  2. These are remarkable!

    I'm curious though, what is EFT?