So earlier in the year, I decided that I would do the 4 simple goals challenge. You can read about the goals I wanted to achieve in this post.
So how did I do? Well the answer to that is I didn’t fail but I didn’t really 100% achieve any of them either.
Eat more fruits and nuts
For a while this goal was going well. I started taking fruits and nuts with me to work to snack on. I also started added seeds and nuts to my bran flakes or muesli at breakfast. However, I reached a stalemate. I was buying all the same fruit and because nuts can be so expensive, I was constantly buying the same ones. So I didn’t get the variety that I was hoping to achieve. The bright side is that yes, I am eating more fruits and nuts. The down side is that it’s not as much variety as I’d have liked.
Well this proved to be harder than I thought it would be. It was so hard to find time to sit and actively try to learn. My understanding has gotten better because I hear it all the time but my reading and speaking have not improved. I am carrying forward this goal to 2013 and making it a year-long goal. I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Namely the Busuu website and local language classes that I am hoping to enrol in for the Spring semester. This year I will take learning the language more seriously.
I started exercising more….just not as much as I’d hoped. To be honest, December was a write off for exercise because of all the socialising. The only exercise I got was my walk to and from work. So this is a goal that I will also be carrying forward to 2013.
Well I read. However, there weren’t many books of leisure. It was mainly related to my profession and keeping my knowledge up to date. So again, I shall attempt to read more in 2013. I might set myself the task of reading a book a month or something. I think I need to do this. I need to make time to do something that I enjoy and that will bring me pleasure.