Last year I spent the month of January contemplating the previous year and trying to define goals for myself in 2012. After a lot of thought I came up with three goals. For the first time in a long time, those goals helped me.
I made significant progress with my health with 6 months of physical therapy and tracking my food intake. My health is still a work in progress, but I've improved so much this year. While I didn't finish the 29 Day Org Challenge and my office is still a bit of a disaster, Ray and I removed a couple van loads of clothing and furniture from our house. We held out first yard sale ever and donated everything that didn't sell. While this went a long way towards simplifying the main rooms of our house, my craftiness has remained out of control. On the flip side, I have spent quality time decluttering my work space at home and simplifying demands on my time.
All in all, I'm glad I defined my goals. They helped. And I feel good looking back on them. That said, I'm performing a bit of self-reflection again this year. The list that never got completed but prompted me on this reflection of goal setting can be found over at SimpleMom.net - 20 Questions for Reflecting on your 2012. Let's see where these lead me this year.