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Should I just change my January 2015 goals or give up?

January goal review 2016

I did not have New Year Resolutions because as they stay the same old: lose weight, be healthy, don’t get in fist fights, don’t mess up everything. I do monthly goals. Now to review my goals for January.

Journal twice a day: Killing it! I did a twitter chat with BlogHerU about time management and found out ways to organize my day. I found out about bullet journal. I did not buy a new pricey journal or even a new crappy journal. I just started use my Chinese pug journal with some new tips. My favorite part is creating new spreads and lists as I need to. This is helping me to check off m daily tasks I need to complete without limiting my space. Some days take one page – some days take 5 pages. Also I have been using my colored pens to draw which is perfect for my creative personality. This video of a bullet journal flip through from Boho Berry has changed how I will journal forever! I know it will take some practice before my lettering and doodling improves. I got an awesome e-mail from Moxie Girls and decided to take the major points to create this motivational page:

Track meals’ nutrition: I had a rough start with this because I was trying to use apps. After I got my bullet journal method set up, I decided to log my food there so I can see what I am doing. Apparently I am a fan of 2nd dinner! This past week I have been having one dinner then a snack. This should help my budget as well. However, I very much enjoy these fine Dallas restaurants!

Post 3 times a week: I SMASHED it in week one but last Monday I had a major heartbreak to find out my creative inspiration had passed away. Last Monday I completely stayed of the internet because I knew that it would be too much for me on a personal level. So that was last week – this is a new week. I also decided to do more batch writing and scheduling since there are going to be entire WEEKS where I am just not able to do with life in general.

Bright side of the heartache, I decided to quit trying to be normal part 10. I always go through stages where I think I can suppress my creative needs and my desire to just be the weirdo I am. I don’t have a lot time here so I ended up getting purple hair.

Ally Fiesta purple ombre

30/30 hula hoop challenge: I am fully hooping 30 minutes a day every day! I am however NOT posting it on my Instagram account. I recently created a new account just for challenges so I don’t have any stress on if a pictures/video looks perfect. That account is completely for me to grow in whatever challenge I am working on.

January Yoga Challenge: Yeah, I completely did NONE of this. I had planned on doing yoga before bed but really after 8 pm I am still running around or completely wiped out that I don’t feel like doing yoga. I am just better in the morning.

I am glad that I decided to check in to see where I am at half way through the month so I can make adjustments to review my goals. There are none that I want to quit, just moving some things around such as doing yoga in the morning after hooping. Still not sure if I can do BOTH in one day.

Let me know if you are keeping up with you goals/resolutions. Are you making adjustments? Have you decided to quit?

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Lick it: 750words.com

mobile view 750 stats

mobile view 750 stats

I’ve been looking going over different options to have for this domain as I would like to have more focused and consistent content that my readers find useful, interesting and even entertaining.

This past week I’ve using www.750words.com to write each day. I do have a paper journal, daily planner, small legal pad, LiveJournal, tumblr and of course I’ll make password protected entries on this domain. I have plenty of places to write. I have never made any type of effort towards word count. I find that I could easily get past 750 words but I decided to focus on a single subject each day and thoroughly go through the ideas that I have.

Staying focused on a single topic for 750 words is NOT as easy as I thought. I wrote a couple of extremely emotional entries and found myself wandering off about something. Ha ha, yes I almost forgot why I am showing up. Here is a screenshot of the most commonly used words. Yes, I was in an absolutely evil mood.

750Words.com stats

750Words.com stats

Today I’ve been angry and had a wonderful opportunity to go over ways of creating a great plan to get over that frustration and right when I got down writing. I did a search over topics to help me over come those mental road blocks I was coming through.

If you want to keep consistent with writing and want to it be private so you can write (or rant!) as freely as possible check out this site.

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