Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Goals for the Year 2012

Since it is the the first day of the year, I would like to make a list of what I really wanted to achieve for this year 2012. I don't make any New Year's resolutions. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. People have the tendency to break their resolutions, or worse, forget about it if their resolution was not achieved or they have not even started with it by the middle of the year. 

Unlike the past years, I never make any plan for the coming year. It was like "Come what may"... "What will be, will be." Maturity may be one of the factors (I am a late bloomer, indeed!) why I am planning and seeking goals this time. Additionally, the kids are growing; thus, we do not only need to think about the present, live each day as it comes, but we also have to look forward to the future and plan for it. Hopefully, our plans are in attune with God's plans for us. I believe God always has plans for us and I simply rely on His plans.However, I realized that we should also make plans and pray for them so that we will succeed, not just rely and wait for whatever He gives us. 

To cut the story short, here is my list of my goals for the year 2011:

  • SPIRITUAL - Grow more spiritually
    • Attend more activities, gatherings and prayer meetings of  Couples for Christ - Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL) 
    • Make Bible reading a daily habit 
    • Develop daily prayer time with husband and kids 
    • Attend practice and mass schedules of the CFC-FFL Chapter choir 
    • Continue with the Novenas to the Mother of Perpetual Hep and St. Pio of Pietrelcina
  • MENTAL - Be mentally active
    • Finish reading at least one book each month
    • Post at least blog articles each week 
    • Keep the puzzle book in my bag and answer them during breaks or while waiting in line 
    • Read interesting articles and blogs
    • Watch educational videos
  • FINANCIAL - Increase income and save more
    • Invest on stocks
    • Start a business
    • Look for a better-paying job
    • Get more oDesk jobs
    • Earn through blogging
  • EMOTIONAL - Avoid stress. Relax more often.
    • Make waking up early a daily habit 
    • Spend time for spa, massage, etc.
    • More patience
  • PHYSICAL - Eat and live healthy. 
    • Plan weekly meal
    • Prepare more vegetable dishes
    • Visit doctors and dentists regularly
    • Eat small meals but more often
    • Gain more weight -- Target: plus 10 lbs.!
  • SOCIAL - Reunite with old contacts, classmates, and colleagues 
    • Search for old contacts and colleagues in FaceBook and add them to my list of friends
    • Attend reunions and get-togethers 
    • More patience to inconsiderate and nosy neighbors 
  • FAMILY- Happier and healthier husband and kids 
    • Move to a better and bigger house 
    • Purchase a car 
    • Travel with my family 
    • Spend more study time with the kids each night 
    • Replace my 7-year old washer 
    • Get a new laptop, cellphone and camera 

Too many you may think. let us see which among them will be achieved by the end of the year. God bless! 

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful list! why don't you make a vision board (as mentioned in the secret). i have my own vision book and whenever i visit it, i see one more vision becoming a reality. nothing to lose if you try. :)