new year’s resolutions…eek

How does that title make you feel? I think it’s had pretty bad rep and tends to conjure up images of jam-packed gyms in January and guilt-inducing fitness and diet goals.

I know a post on NY resolutions is perhaps a little overdue, but maybe that’s just right. Maybe we should be thinking about our personal goals and resolutions all year round, not just in January and trickling into February. So, this year I decided to do it all a little differently.

I’ve been setting goals for each month instead of for the year. So far I have found this to be much more manageable and satisfying. Remember, it’s okay to set the goal retrospectively (!) and just give yourself some credit for something great you achieved last month.

January

Some over-riding fitness goals to keep in mind each month…

  1. Squat 60kg (I only weigh 50-odd, so we’ll see how that fares)
  2. Do the splits (cos why the hell not)
  3. Do 20ย good press-ups

This month, I made it my mission to make it through an interview and to apply for a scholarship.

  • I applied to be an junior doctor with a special interest in academic medicine (research, bascially). Tick.
  • I applied for a scholarship to work with the Student British Medical Journal (BMJ). Tick.
  • Revise for finals. Tick.

February

  • Make it through med school finals. Tick.
  • I also squatted 40kg and did seven actual press-ups.

I think that’s enough for Feb.

March

This month my goals are:

  • to keep cool in the advent of results
  • enjoy myself
  • spring clean
  • start a blog. TICK!

April

At the moment, I’m thinking

  • Ace my elective at the Student BMJ (yep, I got the scholarship!)
  • Run eight miles, because I haven’t done a long run in a while

May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December…Watch this space.

What will you set out to achieve this month? What can you give yourself credit for achieving last month? #goals #2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s