My 2015 Goals Update

We are already at the end of the first quarter of 2015 and I’ve found myself in an interesting place.

2015 Goals copy

When I wrote my goals for 2015, I planned to assess my progress at the end of each quarter. What I didn’t bargain for was my change of heart.
January was a tough month and towards the end of the month, I was fighting my depression to the best of my abilities. One weapon in my armoury was to ‘cut myself some slack’, which I did- by shelving my goal list as it was becoming a grindstone around my neck.

It was amazingly freeing. To be able to get up in the morning and not have to tick off a list what I should be doing. (Note the word ‘should’). The constant tick list being carried over each week barely touched was adding to my blue mood.

So now that I’m at the end of the first quarter I’m looking back and assessing how things are looking.

: I am in a much better place emotionally. ( being ‘to do list’ free, spring being here and the Lent smile challenge have definitely helped.)
: I am ‘reading’ a lot more. (Thoroughly enjoying using Audible- so not really reading but rather listening.)
: I am socialising with my friends a lot more and exploring Tokyo at the same time.
: I am planning to do the Yamathon in May. (The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge in support of Oxfam Japan, where we have to walk the entire circuit of the Yamanote line. In teams of 3 or 4, we choose our own route {approx 42km}, taking photographs of the team outside each station. The teams have 12 hours to complete it!)
: Spiritually things are rather dry, but I know what I need to do to change that.

The realisation that my ‘To Do List’ was stressing me and shelving it was a great solution.
I still would like to achieve a lot of them, but now I view my goal list as a bucket list.
Something that I would like to achieve- sometime in my life….

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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3 Responses to My 2015 Goals Update

  1. Jen says:

    Delighted to hear you are shelving those “goals” – you can devise all the plans/goals in the world, but if you don’t introduce and welcome spontaneity you will just disappoint yourself. A lovely saying by Jane Austen: “Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation!”
    Now that the children are all at school, you have some quality time for yourself, enjoy and have fun with those spur of the moment happinings, especially sharing with friends.
    Wishing you joy, love and lots of laughter xx

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