7 spring & summer goals

pier-569314_1920When it’s cold and snowy out, I like to think of the warmer days to come. I have a number of spring and summer goals and wanted to share them with you. I find that setting regular goals and reviewing them, helps keep me on track and motivated to make changes in my life. Let me know what you want to achieve in yours!

1. Write more.
Specifically blog posts. I really enjoy the creative and cathartic aspect of writing. My goal is to share two written posts per week. In order to accomplish this, I need to carve out time in my day specifically to write, so I’m not scrambling to come up with content for my blog at the last minute.

2. Utilize my planner.
My planner currently sits on my desk collecting dust. As a result, I find that I’m not prioritizing the important tasks and end up rushing to finish things. I will pull out my planner, dedicate time on Sunday to set up my priorities and goals for the week, then follow through.

3. Dedicate myself.
I have a number of work and personal projects that I’ve been putting off. As things (hopefully) slow down a bit, I can dedicate more time and effort to working on the things I’m passionate about. I will schedule in time to work on my photo and video projects at home. I will put more time into my design projects at work.

4. Connect more.
I need people (in manageable doses). I’m working to connect more with those who live nearby, we go for coffee dates or just hang out and it’s been lovely. With technology, I can also connect with my friends in distant places via email and skype. I need to nurture the connections I have with people, even if I can’t see them in person.

5. Go outside.
I love being outdoors. Once the weather has warmed up, I’m going to go for regular walks and runs in the park near my place.  I’ll also plan social activities that centre around being outside: wandering along the river, taking in nature, etc.

6. Feed my creativity.
I love being creative but just haven’t had the chance, or motivation, to work on any fun projects recently. I’m going to do more painting and photography. I also have a video project in mind that I need to storyboard and film.

7. Active recovery.
I’ve really been enjoying my time at the gym. But with hard work comes tight and sore muscles and I need to do more active recovery than I do now. I will incorporate more yoga, stretching, and foam rolling into my daily schedule, even if it’s just a few minutes at a time.

What are some of your goals?

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14 thoughts on “7 spring & summer goals

  1. Bart Leahy says:

    I’ve been focusing on reading more about writing well. Sometimes that means how-to books, sometimes it means reading fiction by Eminent Writers that I managed to avoid when I got my B.A. in English Literature. It’s productive because I’m trying to learn something that will, eventually, help me to write better for my own purposes not just other people.

    Stay warm!

    /b

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  2. Bart Leahy says:

    Also, re: blogging

    I make sure I have entries for the professional blog in the can every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Sometimes I’ll write three or four in one day, sometimes I’m writing that morning, but I have held to that schedule every week for nearly a year now, and I’ve found it useful for improving my writing and forcing me to come up with new material. The personal blog, which addresses my personal writing interests, isn’t nearly as well maintained, and the audience numbers show it. If you give it the attention, you’ll get the results.

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  3. davidjterrell says:

    Planners are great, I am using one for the first time! It used to be that I was doing things based on what was imposed on me. Your 4th point is also very interesting as we (humans) are social animals, we need to relate. Best regards.

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