My boss has us set goals at work all the time and we're constantly reviewing how to set goals and accomplish them. One of the best ways to accomplish a goal is to break it down into smaller goals. You have to figure out what it's going to take to actually reach your goal. Otherwise, it's just a good idea. I do this for work all the time so I thought I would apply the same principles for my personal goals. There are 28 goals so I need to start working on 4 of them every month. I'll have to plan this carefully because some of them will take more time to accomplish. For January I want to start a couple easier ones...to get the ball rolling, one hard one and one that will take the whole year. The first thing I noticed was that #7- 100 books is quite the lofty task with my busy life. The only way to reach it is if I read roughly 9 books a month starting now! I am going to accomplish this by watching less tv, bringing my fabulous kindle that I got for Christmas (thanks Sis and Bro-in-law!) everywhere I go, and not getting behind in reading. A hard goal for me is #3- to exercise regularly. This isn't because I don't want to, it's just hard to fit it in. In my opinion, 3-4 times a week is regularly. I have exercised once this week so I need to fit in at least two more times and I'll be on my way. I am going to do pilates, yoga, and find some way to get in some cardio until it warms up and I can run outside. Also, I have really already started #13- sing full voiced often so I thought I'd add that one into this month. Lastly, I chose an easier goal #8- take more pictures than last year (especially of Paige). I'm going to work towards taking 1 picture everyday of each of my kids and then other things if I choose to. So, that is the beginning...my January. Wish me luck!