Well my friends, it has been a great last few weeks and I’m feeling excited to share a progress report with you all on my 2016 goals thus far.
Sleep – 100%. My goal was to achieve an average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night for 75% of the month and I am happy to report that I achieved that average for 79% of the month! I have noticed huge benefits: I have felt rested and have been able to focus much better at work. I have also finally overcome a stubborn strength plateau in the gym and am lifting heavier than ever before. Lastly, I have even been able to take a break from caffeine and am now sitting at 24 days caffeine free (except chocolate every once in a while).
Time Management – 100%. I have enjoyed challenging myself to bring my focus at work to the next level and have not worked any over time for the month of January. I am particularly excited about my track record for punctuality, as I have arrived to work between 5 minutes and 1 hour early every day this month with the exception of one day when I was 10 minutes late.
Architectural Internship – 100%. Though this one requires less daily attention, I have created a list of outstanding hours required and posted that on my computer screen at work. I have yet to review my hours for January, but plan on completing that tomorrow.
Blogging – 90%. Though I have surpassed my goal of one blog post per week (averaging two per week), I have not seen the number of unique visitors that I had hoped. The thing is, I don’t want to get too hung up on those numbers. What is truly important to me is sharing with you guys! It is a lot of fun to create these posts and spark some great conversations. In the past month I have even made some new friends through this blog – Pretty cool!
As a side note, I have decided to add an additional goal under the blogging category. That is to create one sketch a week. Thus far I have completed two sketches and you can find them here: Sketch 001 and Sketch 002.
Personal Development – 75%. I have been reviewing my goals and journaling fairly frequently, but not every day. What I do find significant, is that on the days I do work on my personal development, I find I stay on track much easier for the rest of the day.
Lastly, I would like to share with you a quick bonus: As of Wednesday January 27th I have been six weeks alcohol free! Alcohol hasn’t been a major problem for me, but I could sense that my body needed a good break. Honestly, I have felt incredible over these past six weeks. I use my time much more effectively, I feel much more balanced, and I feel like my fitness and nutrition goals are supported by this alcohol-free lifestyle. It won’t be something that I keep up forever, but it has been amazing thus far.
Thank you to everyone that has been keeping me accountable! I have really enjoyed the conversations we’ve had so far about your goals and I hope that my progress report will inspire you to share your progress with me as well.