Task #2 is to give a timeframe (1, 5, 10, 20 years) for each goal and Task #3 is to pick my top 4 one-year goals (noted by asterisk*).
- Family trip to Europe (~5 years)
- Family trip to Asia (~10 years)
- Family trip to New York City (~1 year)
- Yoga every morning (1 year)*
- Breakfast every morning (1 year)*
- Regularly bake gifts for friends (1 year)
- Make delicious & nutritious meals most days (1 year)*
- Remodel kitchen (5 years)
- Party with Fountains of Wayne (sadly unrealistic)
- Girlfriend trip to Europe (~10 years)
- Read all the books in my house (possibly infinite)
- Get hardside suitcase set (1 year)
- Daily walks with husband (1 year)*
- Maintain plants in beds & containers (1 year)
Task #4 is to list "things you may need to do that you don't want to" in order to make these goals happen. I like how M.J. thinks! This is exactly the kind of metacognition I need to do more of; be realistic about whatever I know will require me to do what I hate...
4. Get up early everyday; actually perform exercises
5. Get up early everyday; have food choices available; prep the night before
7. Find/organize recipes; take time to make menus; write specific grocery lists; plan meals according to family schedules
13. Make time in evenings; change clothes/shoes; go walking [aka exercise] despite weather
Now I'm supposed to choose one goal that I'm willing to do "hard things" for. Clearly #4 & #13 have the easiest "hard things," so I'm wondering if in the interest of not being a big baby I should automatically select them PLUS one of the goals with actual challenges? Hmm.
I think I will go with yoga & walking for now [meaning: when I am no longer on crutches] and see if I can add on decent meals once I've developed the good exercise, shhhhhh habits, hopefully happening within a couple of months.
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