In my post at the start of this month, Looking Forwards, I described how I was going to be setting challenges and goals for myself for both the year and on a month by month basis. January’s two challenges were to be nice and to stretch everyday. I’m happy to say I largely succeeded at both. I made a conscious effort not to talk ill of people, I think it is a challenge I will also revisit later in the year, and I stretched everyday bar one. My stretching routine took about half an hour so it was a serious commitment at times.
On my yearly goal of reading 52 books, I’m well on track. As of now, the end of the first week of February, I’ve read seven books; and they weren’t short either!
My fitness goals were a nonstarter in January. A combination of a number of things meant I wasn’t able to train as much as I would have liked. Despite that, I have my first competition this Sunday in Cork.
I made good progress on a few of my financial aims.
Like fitness unfortunately, my creative and learning goals didn’t get too far off the ground.
A mixed month so. Some great successes, other things not so much.
Looking on to February, I’m doing Ido Portals’ 30/30 squat challenge which is a nice continuation from the stretching last month. I aim to get fitness back on track, make more financial progress and get a few things into motion, continue reading at the rate I’m going, and to give creative projects and learning goals a look in. I also have 5 books I need to review on the blog.