I like making NY resolutions. And I like setting goals and achieving them. I have been really really busy lately that I have not yet taken time to sit down, make a list and evaluate which ones are doable. Here goes..
Read leadership books. I realized that I devour parenting and housekeeping books and magazine but I don’t invest time in reading books that will enhance my skills professionally. For 2013, my goal is to read one management book per quarter. If I can read more, then all the better. I am done with the first book. 🙂 DOABILITY – 4/5
Monetize this blog. I just want to place ads especially Nuffnang ads. I was researching about the WordAds feature of WordPress but I learned that the earnings are not significant. Thank you, Leah for answering my questions! I have two options. First get a host and transfer to wordpress.org. I have no idea how much hosting costs though and I don’t want to spend much. Two, transfer to Blogspot. Nuninuninu. Haaay. I want to have ads but I don’t want to market. Meaning, I don’t want to promote myself in Facebook or anywhere else. Any tips? DOABILITY – 2.5
Be a little more conscious of how I look. In 2010, I bought new clothes, mostly blouses. While the top part of my outfit I think is okay, the bottom half is so so. My pants are either too long or too baggy. And I don’t have nice everyday shoes. Over the holidays, I bought 2 new pairs of denim pants and organized the few accessories that I have. I also rediscovered St Francis Square. Franco and I might go shopping this weekend. Hopefully, this is the year when I finally learn how to wear skirts. DOABILIY – 3
Learn how to medidate. Last year, I had several anxiety attacks. I would wake up in the middle of the night, that is if I ever get to sleep at all, feeling very worried about things. My goal is to make 50 reps of breathing exercises every morning. DOABILITY – 3/5
Family-wise, I am quite satisfied with how I am as a wife and mommy. Maybe I should nag less. But sometimes my children namely Franco and Aki, deserve my nagging. Hehe. Maybe I could try practicing putting myself on time out when these boys upset me. Oh, I know, this year I ought to give my mom a call at least once a week. DOABILITY – 3/5
Financially, 2012 was a good year for us because we got our goals aligned and worked on them. Thank you by the way to those who expressed interest in my stock market post. I will try to blog about mutual funds soon. Since my focus now is reading for professional enhancement, I will be buying less books and magazines from Booksale, the number 1 enemy of my wallet. Franco has always been looking for ways to be better at what he does and has a collection of leadership books. I don’t need to buy. This year, I will limit my Booksale puchases to 6 books or magazines per month. DOABILITY – 4/5
There are other things that I want to do this year… learn how to run… attempt to put on lipstick more regularly… find a spiritual advisor…make sure the house is not a mess… get a massage every month… make new friends…have a garage sale.. And so on and so on.
Make this list is both relaxing and exciting. I still need to evaluate which ones will I keep. Cheers to a bigger and brighter and inspired 2013 to all of us!