Updated: Dec 20, 2019
December is always an emotional month for me. There is a lot that goes on in this month. It is my sister's birthday month, my son's birthday month, the anniversary of my rape, Christmas, and goal planning for the next year. Lots and lots to keep me on my toes.
Darkness tends to creep in on me this month since this is when my life took a turn. It is hard to believe that this year it will be 16 years ago. There are moments that it feels like yesterday. That is a whole other blog post though.
Today I want to talk about goals. I am a huge goal setter and I love working my way towards what I want in my life. Over the past 6 months, those things have changed dramatically as I have worked towards my passion.
The beautiful Gina Brogan, who was my special guest on a Friday Feature, spoke yesterday about creating a habit tracker for the month of December. I started doing one in November for my mindful November and it went really well. There were things I learned that I was pushing myself too hard and found that I was backing away from them. Even though I loved them.
I wanted to take my habit tracker to a whole new level for the month of December and focus on my big goals (at least the ones that I have figured out) and begin to step outside of my comfort zone.
I am continuing to meditate daily but have switched it to guided meditations in the morning and then silent meditation in the evening. I have decided to add water intake on my habit tracker because I am an AWFUL water drinker. I drink maybe 2 glasses a day so my goal is to get up to 8. A goal that I have had on my list FOREVER is to publish my book. So I have decided to write 1,000 words a day in my book. This is a HUGE one for me. This book is very personal and revealing things about what happened after my rape. It is emotional for me to write so I keep putting it off. No more. I am ready to create change.
I still have journaling, reading, and affirmations on my habit tracker as well. Reading is one I have always stuck with. Journaling is hit and miss. I love to journal but there are some days that I just tell myself I don't need to do it (even though I really do). The one that I struggled with in November was yoga. I went strong for a couple of weeks and then realized that I was just expecting too much of myself. For the month of December, I am working on doing yoga 3 times a week instead of daily.
I am learning to let go of the outcome which is super difficult for me. I am learning to appreciate myself and all that I have to offer. I am learning that in order for me to be successful with my passion and business, I need to know that it will happen. That life is working for me in ways that I can't even imagine. So watch for more personal blog posts, watch for more emotional moments in my life. Watch for the growth that is going to propel me into 2020 in ways that I didn't expect.
What are your goals for December? What are you working towards? I'd love to hear what you have all planned.