Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January Review

It is hard to believe that January 2017 is history. It is time to reflect on the month. That has been good for me to just reflect on what has happened. Putting it here has helped me to be a bit more accountable.

Some of my goals for 2017 might look like things from previous years.

1. Less Unfinished Projects - I wrote the 2017 list here. I finished one in January and my goal is to finish two in February.

2. Focused reading - Last year my goal was to deepen my reading of classics. I did that a bit. I also tracked the books I read and my total for 2016 was 48. I decided that in 2017 I want to read more books and have a varied focus. I want to read 6 classics, 6 books on prayer, 3 books on counselling, 6 books on productivity/life coaching, and 3 books on Christian living. That gives me plenty of time to read other things.

In January I read eight books. I think it was the dark cold evenings that sent me to bed early with a book. I got 4 classics, 1 book on prayer read as well as just some other fun books.

3. Relationships - In May it will be three years that we have lived here. I feel like I know people but I want to deepen relationships and also broaden them. I decided to challenge myself a bit and see if I can build more relationships. So some of the goals are as follows:

Coffee/tea with 24 friends - January 5 different people
Hospitality - 12 times - we sneaked January's in on the 31st.
Letters - 48 - January I wrote 13 notes (maybe I should make that number bigger)
Birthday cards - 48 - I sent 1.

4. Less stuff - I discovered a chart to declutter 2017 things in 2017. I printed it and put it in my cabinet. My January count was 147. I wonder if I can go higher in February.

What am I looking forward to in February? Celebrating someone special's birthday, finishing some projects, going away with Miss K for the weekend, and seeing how many books I can read from my stack.

What have you been doing in January?

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