For 2013 I vowed to leave Facebook and on January 1st I closed out my account and didn’t look back. I thought it would be much harder than it was and it was a very good change in my life for many reasons.
Now, as 2013 comes to a close, it’s time to tackle 2014 and I have some big plans for the coming year.
Some may call them goals.
Some may call them resolutions.
You can call them whatever you like.
But here are the things I would like to accomplish in 2014.
1. Lose weight. Not just a little weight, but a significant amount of weight – 40+ pounds.
2. Exercise daily. Not a walk around the block once a week, but a regular daily exercise routine and stick with it all year. It pretty much goes along with #1, but I need to get in much better physical shape.
3. Complete 12 monthly challenges in 2014. That is one challenge a month that will improve my mental, emotional, physical and/or financial health. This was actually hubby’s idea, so credit where credit is due.
The 1st of each month I will share my challenge of the month and then the outcome of the challenge will be shared the last day of the month.
4. Reduce my computer time to no more than 2 hours per day. This will likely be the most difficult challenge to accomplish in 2014. The only exception is if I’m using computer time to learn something, such as how-to videos on knitting, quilting, making soap, etc. I also have most of my recipes on my computer, so using the computer to get a recipe for a meal is the last exception. In other words, my computer time needs to be educational or productive. No more sitting at the computer looking through Pinterest, reading news stories, checking email or doing anything on the computer than keeps me from doing more productive things in my life. And no roll-over minutes! So no more than 2 hours per day on the computer which should go a long way in helping me accomplish #1, #2 and #3 🙂
Ultimately, tackling these 4 things in 2014 is meant to make me more disciplined and discipline is necessary if I’m going to be a successful homesteader.