Everyday Goals

So, after two posts about intentions and The Compact…I still have some actual goals for 2017. Not quite resolutions, just habits I want to strengthen and make a part of my daily life.

  1. Declutter for at least 15 minutes every day.
  2. Take a walk or somehow be active every day.
  3. Write every day.
  4. Read a book each week (at least).
  5. Engage in some form of political activism each week.

The first three are pretty self-explanatory. I actually got myself a Line-a-Day journal to help me with #3. I’m aiming for longer writing sessions, but I also just want to keep track of my year in that summarizing format. I often read more than a book a week, but with school in session this is a much harder goal for me than previously. Finally, although I consider myself to be a politically engaged, civic-minded person who takes advantage of her civil rights and civic obligations, the election really was a kick in the pants regarding all that I don’t do and can do. These aren’t big things, necessarily, although they might be sometimes. I’m thinking more about writing or calling my congress representative when bills that I object to are up for discussion or when they are considering court or other appointments, speaking up regarding local issues (either to a council rep or by attending a meeting), and sometimes getting out there and physically standing up for what I believe — either through protest or volunteering or some other kind of action.


5 thoughts on “Everyday Goals

  1. Lofty goals! I have decided to be more proactive locally as I can have an impact here, but I will be writing to my congressmen and senators also.

    1. I’m definitely going to focus on the local aspect as well, but national issues definitely concern me, too. Ugh.

      I’m going to use a little tracker/checklist to log my progress — I know I’ll probably not be able to do everything, everyday, but a little is better than none. That might be my new mantra. 😉

    1. I’m visually motivated, so I’m going to keep a monthly checklist taped over my desk. Like I mentioned to Anne — even if I fall behind, a little progress is better than none!

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