1. Yoga challenge.
2. Watch all the Star Wars movies. 1 1/2 more to go. I got to multi-tasking during Return of the Jedi the other day.
3. Play chess every day. This is a long story but Scott is really good at chess, and he won't play me until I "get better". So I play several games a day on my phone.
4. Read 50 pages a day. This is hard to measure on a Kindle. I originally set this because I was plowing through a stack of library books. My overall goal for the year is 75 books and I did 7 in January, so I'm on track.
5. Track spending in January. December is always a bit of a hemorrhage. I haven't been buying much in January, other than necessities. It's not always about saving money; it's more about knowing where money is going so I can realize my habits. Obviously, the Kindle book-buying got a little out of hand, but that's okay. Note: I haven't actually read any of these books I bought but it makes me happy just knowing they're there.
Kind of unnecessary things
Teachers Pay Teachers $5
Starbucks $9 (it was a gift)
Rodan and Fields $80
Target $25 (book that was a gift gift + headbands for ball)
Printer ink $42
Panda Express $14
Safeway $31 (included buying a gift card)
Car wash $9
Post Office $2.26
Dick's Sporting Goods $132 (birthday money)
Dentist $19 (oral cancer screening; the regular check/cleaning is free with our insurance but the screening was extra)
Payless $23 (clutch for ball)
Panda Express $13
Mardel's $14 (new lesson plan book in hopes of motivating myself to do...anything)
Walgreen's $14 (cold medicine)
PX $25 (HDMI cable)
Safeway for dog food (because this is me we're talking about and I didn't order from Chewy in time) $13
Vet $53 (Because this list wouldn't be complete without a vet visit)
Notes: I realize it looks like I spend a lot on food/groceries. I buy paper products, toiletries, etc all at same place, so it all gets wrapped up into the grocery bill. So vitamins (I buy a lot of vitamins) go into that too. Just the other day I bought new razors ($9) and something else and thought, Wow, that makes the grocery bill seem really high, when in fact, it's all necessities that get clumped together. Plus, I buy $12-18 worth of dental bones for the dogs every two weeks, so that adds onto the bill. Pets aren't cheap.
"Chewy" is the dog food company. It's about $45ish every 3 1/2-4 weeks for a bag of food, but if you spend $50, shipping is free. So I usually throw in a toy or treats to get total up to $50. I'm either going to pay $5 for shipping or get something for that $5.
Filling up my gas tank always costs around $20 so I round to that.
Also, I feel like I may be missing something. I was trying to keep track really well, but being sick last week threw me off for a couple of days.
I may or may not add onto this goal list before the end of February. I think of things every day that could/should be on the list, but I always ask myself if it's something I actually want to do or can do to begin with. This also goes back to maintaining my perspective of things and how I perceive situations. This is also my solution to New Year's resolutions. You'll see no "Eat healthy!", "Exercise!", or "Read more!" on this blog. Vagueness is not the friend of success.
How about you? Goals? Resolutions? Progress?