Rest - The bags under my eyes will tell you how sleep deprived I am. It is so easy to get in this state during summer. The long Alaska days would typically wake me up at 5:30 and I'd often be up until after midnight doing projects. My goal is to have Stormy and I tucked into bed before 10:00pm and stay in bed until 6:00am.
Exercise - During the cold, dark winter, outside exercise becomes burdensome for me. I don't mind the cold or the snow but I detest the wind, and winters here are windy. My goal will continue to be to get at least 40 minutes of exercise in the fresh air. I will count toward exercise time spent playing with Stormy and hauling firewood. Most of my cardio exercise will be inside on the hated elliptical with the goal of 30 minutes, 5 times a week.
Diet - Six weeks ago, I started the 5:2 Fast Diet and I love it. I am slowing shedding pounds but I have found some amazing health benefits with it. My joints are feeling so much better, my skin problems are clearing up and energy abounds. Here is a link to the documentary. I tried without success to upload the video. http://documentaryheaven.com/eat-fast-and-live-longer/
Bible - We read the Bible daily as a family and our schedule of reading allows us to read the entire Bible in one year, and the Proverbs twelve times a year. We are continuing to do a verse by verse study of the book of Revelation with the help of this series
My personal Bible goal is to begin a program of Bible memorization. I'm starting somewhat small with a couple of Psalms I picked out with the goal of memorizing the Sermon on the Mount. A larger goal is to work on soul winning.
Research - I love learning and my brain seldom shuts off. A couple of the research projects that I want to do includes HAARP, raising goats and chickens in Alaska and the Constitution.
Hobbies - I haven't picked out any new hobbies to learn. I'm still perfecting my knitting loom and soap making skills. It is time to figure out what I will be gifting this year.
Food Storage - I need to replenish the food storage that I have used and catalog what I actually have. I am still working on getting all the GMO foods out of the kitchen. This weekend I am trying out some pancake syrup recipes. We just emptied the last of Mrs Butterworth and she is kicked out of the house!
Home Business & Work - I have not been focusing on our online business at all. It's there and sales trickle in but I have not made much effort with it. My husband, on the other hand, has been very busy with it. I need to give him more of a helping hand. As for my job, I will keep trying my best to help out where I can. I really want to work on encouraging and supporting my coworkers and new boss
Family - I need to have a better connection with my extended family. It seems days, weeks and months will go by without any contact. I need to make this goal a priority.
Facebook - I'm slowly giving up on Facebook, the only thing that keeps my there is the connection to my family. I love that I can see what my cousins and Aunts are up to but it does waste time. I'd like to only check in on Facebook once a week with a bigger goal of once a month. As I work on connecting with my family outside of Facebook ,I hope to delete my account.
I think that about does it. I will see how I am doing in January and work out the bugs. Here's to a hibernation free winter!
Lovin' life but trying not to hibernate...naps are optional.